Sunday, April 22, 2007

Don't you just hate it when...

...you spill beads all over the floor? Dark burgundy beads on a green carpet with a thickish pile. The beads you need to put on something you're working on right that minute. This happened to me this afternoon while I was stiching on AFS (pic below). The whole box of bloody beads. I was down on my hands and knees trying to find them and put them back, and not having much success. I ended up yelling for Kate to come and give me a hand - Craig and Dene were out doing the weekly shopping - and she managed to get me quite a few. The rest will have to go in the hoover next time the floor is done in here. The air was blue in here I can tell you!

5 comments:

Cindy said...

I heard that if you put the foot of a nylon over the vacuum , you can easily pick up the beads. Just be sure to hover over a container to drop them in when you turn off the vacuum :)

Stitchingranny said...

oh poor you I did just that with little glass beads on a dark purple carpet up in my den the other week. Couldnt even see the damn things just had to rescue what I could feel.

Alison said...

Ack, I hate that! I'm still searching for a charm I lost last year. Have you tried the "stocking over the end of the vaccuum nozzle" trick?

Annemarie said...

What a dreadful thing to happen. Hope you manage to find some more before the hoover gets to them!

Julie said...

it happened to me last week with the mandala, white beads on a cream coloured carpet !