When I do cross-stitch projects with beads there is always a moment when I am looking at the pattern and I say to myself, “Do you really want to do those beads?” I ask this question not because bead work is hard, it’s actually a nice change of pace to the actual cross-stitch work, but because I always, always, always and forever manage to drop a container of beads at least once a project.
A company named Mill Hill makes all these beads. If you go to this link, the second set down is the color I’m working with. That would be the cream color that is the exact freaking match as the color of our living room rug.
Last night, well, you can guess what happened last night, y’all are a pretty bright bunch of folks.
An hour later, Rachel having learned that yes, indeed I know several different varieties of swear words, we finished scraping all the beads off of me, the rug and from between the couch cushions. (Man, you think your house is clean until you are scooping 2mm beads out of the couch and there are bread and cookie crumbs bigger than your beads.) We went back to watching the show we had started when I broke my needle threader. I made up a new swear word and quit working on cross-stitch for the night.