I loathe the watchmakers cases I’ve been using to store my beads in. The lids don’t fit right unless you bend the bases enough to make the lids stick… and last time I went to look for beads, I opened one of the cases to find that most of the beads had somehow spilled out of their individual containers and were a mixed mess. So, over the weekend I was in Joanne’s and saw this!
The individual containers are clear and have screw top lids! I bought two! I did a little bead organizing today and ended up with this:
Yep – those are all of the beads I have (not very many, I know). I used a fine-tipped sharpie to write the bead numbers on the lids. I might try to find some tiny sticky labels for future use, but for now, I’m happy with this. Over the weekend I worked on a little piece that I ordered from House of Stitches. It’s Sweetheart Tree’s Pink Flowers on Gingham:
Isn’t it pretty? I love that gingham linen! I’m going to stitch it again and make a biscornu (It came with a heart shaped button for the center which isn’t attached yet). I knew my friend Susan would like it and sent one to her also and we’ve been doing a stitch along together. I also ordered SHT’s new Colonial Roses Biscornu. I won’t be getting any new stash anytime soon. I lost my job last week and just can’t justify anything new when I’ve got so many things I can start and work on in my stash already. Its finally warming up here! I went out today without a coat! The piles of snow are melting! I’m looking for crocus…..