Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Bead Nest

The Bead Nest is what my husband has called the spot where I sit to bead. I have a beautiful cabinet to store my beads in that I designed & DH built for me.

I have spent the last few days sorting beads & getting them in the new flippy containers I bought back in July & I am finally done. (where I get my flippies)

Before

After
The Bead Nest

I use an old TV tray to bead on & have 2 OttLites, one either side of me when I bead. Notice, there are no more tubes or baggies of beads. I do need some bigger storage for the cabs & stuff but it is sorted for now. I have 'deep storage' for extra beads of the ones in the flippies, in my messy studio. The studio is next in line for a re-organize & what better time than winter to do that.


We are surrounded by snow here at the beach, this is a picture of our place that my DH took yesterday morning & more snow is falling as I write this Brrrrrrrrrr


This little guy is an Anna's Hummingbird, one of several that come to the feeders I keep out all year for them but especially in winter when there really is no food for them. He is perched on the Christmas lights on the front porch near the feeder. I have feeders on the front porch & the back deck, as the males are very territorial, they sit nearby & chase other males & the females away from the feeders.

7 comments:

Tracey N. said...

What agreat photo of this beautiful little bird. How far away from your house was he? You must have one heck of a zoom to get this close!

Tracey N. said...

OOPS! Forgot to say the nest looks wonderful. I need to organize my beads too. I cant ever find anything! I have a large closet that has shelves for my beads etc. I call it the black hole as things go in, but are never found again! Something like the beadmuda triangle?

Camilla La Mer-Art Dolls said...

Your Bead Nest looks like a magical, inviting place! It is so much fun to see how sister artists arrange their spaces. Snow at the beach! What a concept! I live in the Rocky Mountains now so I never even considered the possibility of snow at the beach...Stay warm! I am learning, slowly, how to do that after spending my lifetime at the beach...I am just beginning to wear socks...and sometimes even real shoes!

Sunni said...

Ok I wanted to drop by and wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,but I got here and had to also say, could your husband come to my house and build me one of those...lol. That is awesome. That looks like headers heaven to me.
Hugs,
Sunni

machinarex said...

That's quita an assortmen of beads you have there!

Kath said...

Your organisation puts me to shame!! Looks like you will have a white Christmas, something we dream of in England! Have a wonderful holiday, look forward to visiting to enjoy your work in 2009, love Kath www.railwaycottage.blogspot.com

Griselda said...

Ohh my goodness woman, I am turning green with (good) envy.
I wish I could wake up and a good organized fae would have done this for me...sighs*
I love your space, you know where everything is.