Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Operation Tackle that Bead Stash and 1st Goal...

Hi, first I want to introduce myself and thank Sarah for having me on her team! Thanks so much Sarah I hope that I can contribute some good info and use my bead stash up in wonderful and beadiful ways! Okie dokie, here goes, my name is Bobbi Ann Cook and I'm a mother of 4 sons and a proud Maw-maw of six grand-children with the 7th on the way in June. I have 3 furry ones, Sweet Pea, Lil Lily, and Rocky. I have 3 kitties, Ashes, Gracie and Cali and a feathery friend to! I'm addicted to beading. Everything about beading! Beads are my thoughts and even in my dreams. It's my passion! I've only been beading for a few years now but have grown as a beader a artist and designer. I have a blog of my own: The Bead Goes on so you can also visit me there any time! I'm a member of the EtsyBead Street Team, have a Etsy Shop. I also have a Artfire Studio. I'm also a member of Bead Space, and a member of Bead Jewelry Making. So if you would ever like to find me, I just very well be in one of those places.
Now onto Operation Tackle that Bead Stash! I myself have to admit that I have a stash of beads that I'd much rather not speak of. I'm not really sure where they all came from, how they got here or why they aren't used yet. But it's time to put a halt on stash and put all our beads to use in some way. First I really do believe that we must somehow organize even half of our bead stash, that way we won't be over whelmed and may keep to our commitment of using most or even all of our stash in the very best manner.
So, the first thing I did was to go in one of my places that I keep my beads at and got everything out and put of it into containers. The rest I put into plastic bags which I labeled. This took me only about a hour to do and then I took a long look at what I want to make next with what I had in front of me and in what order I might like to make things in also.
So, I took a few pictures of my Bead Stash and of the containers that I used, then of the next project I'll be making with some of my stash. Oh...I can't forget about my lil helper Cali. She has to oversea most everything I do.

So until next time please don't forget, "Operation Tackle that Bead Stash" and Bead Happy!
Hugs and happy beading...


Sarah said...

Great post Bobbi! I too have more stash hiding which I am trying to forget about until I have worked on this one a bit. Cali is gorgeous, I miss my cats!

Bobbi said...

Hi Sarah and thanks so much! Isn't it just amazing when we really look to see just how much Bead Stash we really have! I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing. lol
Thank about your kind word about my lil Cali Bear, she's the new kid on the block here at my house and she fits right in! She's the smallest and the most curious! I love animals and wouldn't know what to do without them. I hope that you have a wonderful rest of your day! I'll post something later on this evening.
Hugs and happy beading...