September 29, 2010

Trip Finds

Just a quick post with a couple of things I found on my recent mini-vacation. We just got back and I really don't feel like moving much after driving to Canada and sight seeing for a week. I'm going to have to get going sometime today as the larder is bare; as bare as Old Mother Hubbard's cupboard.

I'm in LOVE, in love with the Lucite that Beadin' Path in Maine stocks. I see them at the shows, but it is so much more enjoyable to visit the store and walk the wall of Lucite arranged by color. I can pick, choose, fondle, put back and find things that take my fancy. And, I can do it in quiet, surrounded by other beading things.

Here is what came home with me. The Deco polygon drops (at the top) in orange, sage and pink are going into the next bead crocheted lariat I make for myself. However, in the light of day, in my studio . . . I'm wondering what possessed me to get 30 silver drop shapes that now remind me of the old soda pop tops? Must be something like comfort food, reminding me of my youth. What would you do with these silver thingies?

I met a knife sharpener at the Farmer's Market on Prince Edward Island. He had some vintage, sharp edged things for sale in his booth. I got an interesting historic perspective on North American knife makers from him as well as a beautiful pair of shears for the unheard of price of $20. I don't need any more shears, especially this large, but they were a thing of beauty. They fit my hand and cut cleanly all the way down the tip. You can see their size against my regular Gingher sewing shears. Ah well, maybe I can just hang them on my studio wall and just enjoy them for the fine tool they are.
All of the other trip photos are still on my travel camera which is still in the car. I'll share more later.


  1. Sounds like a good vacation.

  2. Love the lucite, especially the blue and green organic looking shapes at the bottom of the photo.