Thursday, June 7, 2012

Weather woes, and buttons

I was very happy that I left this new hydrangea plant on my porch, under cover yesterday...
because we had 'a storm of historic proportions' -- for summer around here, at least!  We had freaky bubble clouds...
and while we had a severe thunderstorm, lots of rain and some hail out here in the plains, it was nothing like what they got in town.  Above, the leftover piles of hail that remained today from last night's storm just west of here!
(Did I mention my son's out there in it, camping this week?)
Let's change the subject.  The other day, I did some re-working of the necklace from the Birdsong Two charm swap I participated in.
I took off all the charms except most of those that were in "frames" and re-arranged them on the chain.  I also put in some extras, like the long tall charm which was included in my matchbox swap; I paired it with the button charm that was my contribution.  I changed out the charm on that blue and pearl dangling one.
To the peacock charm, the largest and therefore my necklace's focal piece, I clipped a nest that had been among the gifts at last year's Birdsong.  It matched so well!
It was fun to re-work the necklace, and I still have several charms left, plus some I received as gifts, for a second necklace!
Today I took advantage of a break in the weather (and an opportunity to be distracted) and went to a yard sale up in Denver that had been advertised to my button club.  No fancy buttons, but lots of craft ones.
I found so many fun, vintage sewing items (and a few buttons, too.)  It was like a little vacation for my brain.

12 comments :

The Junque Seeker said...

I didn't realize you were getting all that hail! It hit the NW side of OKC, but we were spared on our side of town. I'm sure you were a nervous wreck with your son camping.

Lovely necklace!

stephanie said...

I have never seen a pile of hail! That is crazy and I'm sure you felt like going crazy with your son camping in the midst of those strange bubbly clouds...Glad you had good weather today and could go on a button outing...

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness! Those bubble clouds and PILE of hail are unbelievable. Please. Take very good care!

andrea creates said...

wow~that's some weather!!
love your necklace :)

pam said...

WOW - those clouds are amazing but the hail is ridiculous! Hope you didn't have any major damage. Love what you did to the necklace, now you have to model it for us!

Linda said...

I really like the way your did the 2 necklaces, especially the button charm.

autena said...

Wow! Those clouds are something else! Hope it dies before it floats to the Midwest!

The bracelet is beautiful, especially the peacock and nest together.

Linda Sue said...

That is an astonishing photo of the clouds! SURREAL! I think that I would have humiliated myself and Ben and gone out to pick him up...That's how we Mom's roll...The button bonanza is a nice way to put your brain on vacation...A yard full of buttons- I probably would have cried.
The weather is being ridiculous globally- I guess get used to it...

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

We've had hail but nothing like what you've had. I thought it was snow when I first looked at the picture!
I love the boxes of buttons, I could have spent a happy time rifling through the boxes. :-)

Dee in N.H. said...

OOOH! Yuck! that looks like a really mean storm! Love that necklace!

Dee in N.H. said...

PS....Betcha your son came home with a great story!

Wendy said...

Your necklace is just lovely! Especially the peacock, and your right the nest goes so well! Look at all those buttons!