Thursday, November 02, 2006

Wonderful Bead Sale


Yesterday I drove into Chicago -- a drive that normally takes 40-45 minutes -- it took over 2 hours yesterday. Don't know where all the traffic came from -- even on a "bad" day it has never taken more than 1 1/2 hours. I went in to "sit" with 4 young grandsons. At one point during the day DD and I had just the youngest boy and so we stopped at a bead shop near her home that I have wanted to go to for ages --- well, the Gods were with me -- not only did we find a parking place but the shop was having a sale on colors they were no longer going to carry. I had very few tiny beads and well, there were literally baskets of size 15 -- all at $1.00 a tube. I picked out 21 of the colors I might want and not find later on -- so, I was in Heaven. If you notice, in the upper left corner there are tubes of "Salt and Pepper" which will be a great addition when I get to working on my "Black and White" piece. Also purchased a couple cabs and some nymo thread. The drive home took 40 minutes -- think I was floating on the clouds LOL. (Did get a few #11 beads while I was there too).

6 comments:

beadbabe49 said...

What a great sale!

:-D eirdre said...

I'm impressed with all your treasures and its great that there was a sale going on. What a haul!

I can barely thread an 11 so my 15's sit lonely in a drawer.
Thanks for posting a link to my ArtShare MeMe. It sounds like a fun idea.

Nina In Norway said...

WOW! The trip where worth the effort. You were wery lucky. Sale! Nice buy!

The Lone Beader said...

Size 15's at $1 apiece???? I am so jealous!!! I should've had you pick out some colors for me:) LOL!!

And, you know, my nickname is DD, too. I sign all me emails to family and friends that way:)

Beadin' Gram said...

I am heading back to that shop next Wednesday -- I doubt that all the beads they had on sale are gone. Believe me, they had as much on sale as most shops have for their total inventory.

Holly Stinnett said...

Oooh... what a wonderful buy! It sounds like my traffic (Los Angeles) ended up over where you are! Isn't it the worst? Well, at least you got some fun goodies to take home.