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Second Freebie Pattern Friday 9-29-2017 Loom/Square Stitch Sugar Skulls Cuff

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Here is the Second Freebie Friday Pattern.... I present my Loom/Square stitch Sugar Skull pattern. Again, October is nearly here and I figured why not? Sugar Skulls are so popular and not everyone likes to do Peyote stitch. I really like this pattern.... the Sugar Skulls in the background are almost ghostly.

If you don't like Sugar Skulls or want a pattern I offered for free a few years ago for the Halloween season, please go see my post about a spider and a web. If you want the featured free pattern, you just have to do ONE thing:
Send me an email so that I can email the PDF to you... the comments form on my blog DOES NOT give me your email address... without your email address, I cannot send it. The contact form is located at the top of the page. Now, if you would like to leave a comment on my blog, well, that is just gravy and I would certainly appreciate it... Feel free to comment on whether you like the pattern or not or if you have a blog I should check out, or how yo…

Bead Table Wednesday 9-27-2017

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Today is just an update of what I've finished on my bead boards... it's never as much as I want, but it is progress. 


The first two photos are of my finished box! It was designed by Julia S. Pretl and beaded by me... it took a little longer than it should have due to the weekend... I never get as much beading done as I would like. Anyway, beading the box was fun and took me out of my comfort zone just a little bit. The hardest part was the hem, but by taking breaks to digest the directions really seemed to help. This project was part of a Facebook group bead-a-long for a box called Wildflowers. I don't normally participate, but it looked like fun. And, Julia S. Pretl has a book (well, she has many books,) which I've had for years and just never made the time to make any of the boxes. It is called Little Bead Boxes.

This third photo is of the finished rosaries. I completed five and those containers contain the beads and findings for 9 more rosaries. They will be a fore…

Bead Table Wednesday 9-21-2017

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**Please excuse the spacing on this post... I don't know what is going on, but I need to get to bed so I will come back later to figure it out. As always, don't be shy, please leave a comment!

Bead Table Wednesday will be a new appearance to my blog. I'm doing it to show you what I'm up to and to help inspire me to get it done. I have four boards going today... lots of stuff in my head, lots of stuff I need to learn, lots of stuff I'm curious about, and lots of stuff I want to get done. 

This purple board is of a triangle box from a Julia S. Pretl pattern and it's part of a bead-a-long for one of the Facebook bead groups I belong to. I'm trying to get better at reading patterns and following written directions by someone else. I do pretty good following my patterns (duh!) and following videos, but it's very rare for me to actually be able to follow other directions. I need a combination of very well written directions and pictures... not just computer ge…

First Freebie Pattern Friday!!

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As I posted two days ago, I am going to start posting on my blog again... on a regular basis. *Gasp* I know, I know, but my schedule is opening up... there have been big changes since we relocated and so I can get back to this.

I plan on doing a Freebie Pattern Friday post twice a month... if my brain is over-productive, I may add more. What is the point of designing if I never seen them beaded up? Now, these free patterns will most likely be flat peyote, brick or loom because that is what I do. Keep in mind, I still sell other patterns in my Zibbet shop, but if I decide to offer one of those patterns in my freebie patterns, I will remove the listing in my shop. And, I also still occasionally sell completed items in my shop, so take a peak once in a while.

Anyway, here is the pattern that I am offering for my First Freebie Pattern Friday:


I chose this pattern as the first one because it's getting close to Halloween and The Day of the Dead, it's a popular pattern of mine, AND b…

Surprise!!!!!

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Hi there! I have some good news.... the move has gone well, we are settled in, and now that we are no longer fostering dogs, I have some free time. Free time means I can start contributing to my blog again! Free time means more beading! I'm very excited!!
As a regular feature and a thank you for reading my blog, I am going to start posting a "Free Pattern Friday" post. You guessed it, it will feature one free pattern from me and I will do this twice a month, maybe more. 


If you want the featured free pattern, you just have to do ONE thing: Send me an email so that I can email the PDF to you... the comments form on my blog DOES NOT give me your email address... without your email address, I cannot send it. The contact form is located at the top of the page. Now, if you would like to leave a comment on my blog, well, that is just gravy and I would certainly appreciate it... Feel free to comment on whether you like the pattern or not or if you have a blog I should check…