Friday, February 6, 2009


Look! They're purple and green!

©2009 Theresa Buchle
Wild verbena are always the first thing to bloom here since they are pretty cold-hardy. Their scent was so strong last week that it was amazing. And just because Laura asked:

©2009 Theresa Buchle
One flower of several is complete. I've still got at least four more, plus leaves and vines and buds -- it's a veritable garden that needs daily tending. Then it's on to the vineyard! HAH! Don't you wish you lived inside my head?

I've been following Carol Dean Sharpe for a while, and she just blows me away. She is so prolific in her work and she is the essence of "less is more". But she has sparked something in me. I look at her work and I just want to bead more and more and more (if that's possible). The point of my story is this: Yesterday, while looking at a photo of some woman on the Internet, I had a sudden jab of inspiration, pulled the Mac open, and designed a Valentine's Day (I know, forced romance) bracelet pattern which should be available in just a day or two. That's plenty of time for you speed beaders. Let's just say I beaded until everything was fuzzy last night. Okay, maybe that was the second glass of wine . . .

Have a beadiful weekend.


Anonymous said...

Those flowers are delightful! I didn't realize those purple and green flowers were verbena. The likeness is charming. Thanks for posting ('cause ya KNOW I wasn't gonna stop nagging).

Bead-Mused said...

I KNOW! I know you at least that well! Thank you for the compliments, and if you want some wild verbena feel free to come dig some up -- I've got plenty!

I hope you're feeling better!

Carol Dean Sharpe said...

Theresa, Thank you so much for those kind words about my work :D I love the "less is more" tag. Perfect! Can I steal it?

Bead-Mused said...

You're welcome, and yes you can use it! It fits you to a "T"!