Friday, 30 May 2008

Gutted....

So I went upstairs to photograph some brooches like I said. Then I started stitching beads on some others... or rather I attempted to. I picked up my bead storage drawers and three of the b***** drawers fell out!!! Aaarrrrggghhh!!! Beads went everywhere. Tiny delica beads went everywhere. Tiny red and clear delica beads went everywhere. All over my work table...


...and all over the floor. The very mucky floor - that desperately needs vac-ing 'cause it's covered in thread, bits of towelling fluff from this morning, cat hair and now flipping beads!!!


I am SOOOO fed up. I have spent about half an hour picking beads up off the floor. Sad I know but I can't just throw three packets of beads away just like that.

OK. Rant over. I've calmed down a bit now. I'm sure I was going to blog something else but it can wait 'til tomorrow. ttfn xx

7 comments:

artisbliss said...

On one of my first blog posts I was moaning about having spilled a variety of beads literally all over the carpet and having to spend an hour on my stomach on the floor painstakingly picking them all up (and picking all the cat hair/people hair/lint/assorted yuck out of them!) so I know what you're going through. Delicas, no less! Ouch!

Chloe said...

I really dont think in the craft world that there is anything worse than dropping beads all over.

Even when you have picked up the majority, hoovered and hoovered some more, your still finding them months later.

I hope your Cat doesnt snort any up her nose!

Sal said...

Oh dear! Try not to stress ;-)
Chill and make a nice cuppa !
Sa;-)

Charlie P said...

Oh dear...good luck picking them all up! How about covering one hand in sellotape and trying to stick them all up again?

Jackie said...

I know this sounds like Helpful Hints for housewives but..someone told me if you spill beads a good way to get them up is using a vacuum cleaner with gauze or tights over the nozzle. At least you could get all the bits and beads and cat hair into a bowl to separate the beads out. Add water and the fluff floats and beads sink!(I just thought of that). Pity a friend of mine who dropped black beads in a coal bucket.

jennyflower said...

Yep, that'll happen. Most of my beads are now mixed with crumbs where they have been on the dining room floor! I've been on a couple of Embroiderers Guild residential weekends with some lovely but old and VERY proper ladies. The room goes very quiet when you knock your bead pot over and shout B#g#r, damn, s#i#, f#c# I can tell you!

Miss Frugality said...

...Ouch! When I moved out my old flat there were piles of beads where the furniture had been ,although I'd spent hours trying to find them all after an incident like this.