Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I Found My Underwear!

Woo-Hoo! I found my underwear. Woo-Hoo! Fifteen months later. Twenty-five miles from home.

A couple of friends told me they'd seen my underwear. And they told me where they'd seen it. So I decided to find it myself.

And here it is.

It's hard to see in this photo (more about that adventure later), but this is the beaded bra I made and donated for an auction that raised money for mammograms for uninsured or under-insured women. The bra cups are covered with flower, leaf and butterfly beads. The sides and back are covered with pink fabric. I named the bra "Garden of Hope."

It's hanging in the fitting room of Dockside Clothing in Grand Haven, Michigan. I believe the store owner must have purchased it at the auction.

Taking the picture was itself an adventure. I walked into the store and told the clerk that I understood there was a beaded bra in the fitting room and that I was the person who made the bra. She did a double take. I guess I don't look like the highly embellished undergarment type.

At lunch a friend had shown me how to take a picture with my relatively new phone. (See what happened to the old one here.) So I took the photo with my phone. Then the issue was what to do with it. Apparently my $20 not-very-smart phone and my $5 a month plan do not permit me to send email or to download info from the phone. So I texted it to my daughter-in-law's smart phone and she emailed it back to me. I think I should be able to take better photos with the phone, but the instruction book is not too clear. I'll have to experiment.

But when I get back to Grand Haven next month, I'll take a real camera and get a better picture.


Carol said...

How cool to actually see it in action!! I am quite surprised that someone hasn't snatched it up though.

Its just too cool to know what happened to it after the auction!!

3 Peeps Designs said...

Wow! How fun to find it and I can't wait to see another picture (or two or three) of it. I just love all things beading/beaded.

Lynn said...

I'm phone challenged too!

What fun to see your creation in a public place. It's really adorable!

Barbara said...

What fun, Marty! I hesitated to do one of these because I'm a little self-conscious, I guess, but I love the ones done by others! I am so glad to reconnect with you here, lost my Pinelands Patches, Beadscapes and Spirit Dolls completely to a deletion error on my part. The story with a caution for everyone in blogland is on my new blog Pinelands Treasures: http://pinelandstreasures.blogspot.com/
Feel free to sign on there if you want to stay in touch. I promise it will get more interesting as I get my dolls posted.