Oh let me tell you I was in the right place at the right time. Well sort of..LOL Christina (the awesomest designer) at Good Quill Hunting. Posted on FB that she needed someone who had time on Thursday to test a pattern for her she had listed the beads that were needed and ya know what? I had them!!!!. Well being that I am home all the time I replied. However upon refreshing the page I saw that 4 others before me had already responded. Darn it *stomped off to look at my beads and pout*. I have been a fan of hers for a while (didn't know she had a blog though...Duh well I do now!) so I have to say I was totally surprised when she e-mailed it to me out of a tiny bit of guilt (which you all know I usually don't feel good about making anyone feel guilty...but) Wooo Hooo!
Aemelia is an amazing rope and I am in love with it! Yep I was giddy with excitement and immediately went and gathered the beads that I needed and set to work. I did make a tiny substitution at first with the pearl rounds because they so matched the fire polished they just needed to be in the rope (I do not argue with my beads in this respect) And off to work I went.
Did you think it went that smoothly? Remember this blog you are following...Yeah...NO! There is not a think wrong with this pattern. It covers all the stitches and if you are familiar with cubic RAW you will love this pattern. I will work up quickly and literally have you drooling over your own creation. (at least I was) As long as you are not hit with the "Beader's Plague" You know the one where your fingers, brain and eyes decided to no longer cooperate and you have to froggy stitch when you are almost half way through your creation. Yep it hit and hit hard! Luckily for me once again reading this pattern was so easy that I found my errors easily and was able to back track to them. Then tragedy struck. I had worked on a bit of it and told Christina that I loved it and if I had found any misprints (which I did not) but I would have to put it down as my sweet girl was coming home on Friday for a brief visit. So as I was getting the house ready I vacuumed. I can hear the collective *gasp* now. Yes I learned my lesson in not leaving my bead tray on the floor but I had forgotten to check if any threads were hanging......did you know that fire polished beads vs fire line wrapping around the vacuum brush causes a beautiful and sparkly dust? Well you do now! I did however have some smaller rounds that I was again able to substitute so all in all I really hope I made her proud.
Go get that Aemelia pattern you will love it!!!!!!!!!
Hugs and Blessings