Well, I've got the rest of today and tomorrow off from work....but not for anything fun. I had 2 wisdom teeth pulled this morning. Eeek! And because I'm a diabetic and also not a fan of being unaware of my surroundings, it was done with just novocaine. The actual procedure really wasn't that bad, truth be told -- my oral surgeon is pretty awesome (and the novocaine numbed me up to my friggin' ear). But now I'm turning into a whiney baby with an ice pack. Eh.
I thought I'd stitch in this "free time," but....not so much. Holding the ice pack and typing is hard enough! Hmmm. At least I can share the first of my projects with Grandma's beads.I did the keychain first, using that cute little turtle. Grandma had a thing for turtles! Everything on there was hers, except for the 2 little turquoise chips and and the silver spacers around the bird. Also, I'm adding a little Blue Moon charm that says "Laugh" to everything I make with her beads...it seems appropriate. That is the little silver oval at the end of the bracelet and next to/behind the turtle. The bracelet is alternating pink and white seed beads (not Mill Hill...some off-brand I picked up for cheap at a Jo-Ann's store closing sale!) with some pretty chips from Grandma and of course, the infamous birds. Oh, and the ironwood coyote was also from her house -- the only thing DH wanted to take.