Saturday, August 27, 2011

Live-blogging Hurricane Irene!

OK, that title is a bit of a tease. The full force of the hurricane is supposed to pass through the Washington, D.C., area later tonight and last through tomorrow morning. Right now, as of 4:30 p.m., it's intermittently pouring and the lights are occasionally flickering.

I am way, way overdue for a post about the Bead Soup Blog Party. The beads from my partner, Jane Haag, were waiting for me when I got back from Austin last weekend. She sent me a lovely assortment of aquamarine and amazonite beads, among others, with a focal of green ice quartz and a handmade silver clasp.

I apologize for the quality of this photo, which was taken with my camera phone. It does not do justice to the beads.
Bead soup bounty from Jane Haag

Why am I using a camera phone? Um, funny story. My digital camera apparently decided it needed a longer vacation than I did. So while I was playing tourist at Vermillion Village in the heart of Cajun country (visiting my sister in Lafayette, La.), my camera stayed behind to catch some more zydeco. I didn't realize it had escaped until late in the evening, and we had to leave early the next morning for Austin.

My sister later retrieved it (thank you, kind and honest soul, who turned it into lost and found), but I guess she has yet to coax it into a box, because I haven't received it yet.

I know I will have fun playing with Jane's beads. I love this shade of green, and this combination is very much something I would wear.


  1. Love those beadies! How did you do in the storm? We lost power around midnight for a couple of hours (right in mid bead stitch) but are fine now!

  2. Aquamarine and amazonite are great!
    I hope everything will go just fine with the hurricane. Stay safe!

  3. How was your trip to Austin. Did she get settled in okay or did you all decide the heat was just too too much?
    Supposed to be 102 today. Over the weekend it was 109. I stay inside!!


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