Saturday, February 24, 2007

Mardi Paws

Next year I am making plans for Mardi Paws. I have lived in New Orleans for 10 and did not realize there was such a parade. I know during Mardi Gras they have a parade with the krewe of Barkus. What a fun way to get out and show off your best friend. My best friend is Cricket. He is a black miniture schnauzer

I would like to think I have Cricket trained but I am sure it is the other way around. Cricket knows all his toys by name. He loves to carry one outside on the patio and fetch it back into the house. This where he has me trained to give him a treat when this task is complete. One of Cricket's favorite toys is Nancy II the tropical monkey. My grown childred swear I buy more toys for this baby than I did for them as kids. Say isn't true!!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Three Little Monkeys

These little monkeys see no evil, hear no evil or speak no evil. They are hanging around to see what kind of mischief they can get into. I thought they might like to go on the beadcruise and checking out the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins in Costa Maya. 33 days to go and we will be sailing the high seas and enjoying our adventure on the Slendour of the Sea. The monkey bead was gift from my friend Brenda. She brought it back from Bedazzled in Washington D.C. I think I will start a little journal to see how many miles these little monkeys and I will get to travel this spring.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Bead Happy

Carnival Season 2007. Carnival refers to the season of merriment wich begins on January 6th, ending with Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday. Mardi Gras is always the day before Ash Wednesday. Arthur Hardy is "The World's Foremost Authority on Mardi Gras. Don't Worry Bead Happy is the T-shirt I am wearing today. I found this site also has interesting Mardi Gras and Carnival information

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Petersite Bead Crochet (part 2)

A couple of layers of beads over the first beaded bead and a row of crystals complete the petersite necklace. I think I am going to have to hang on to this piece for awhile. It will be perfect to wear on formal night on the beadcruise. There has been a lot going on. Right now I am woman of few words. Happy Valentine's Day to all!!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Petersite Bead Crochet

I have been hoarding this petersite pendant for almost 5 years. I had the idea in my head. I just wasn't sure how the design was going to work out. The scanner did not capture the shimmer and shine playing on the stone. 10 mm pumpkin tiger eye beads accent the ends of the ropes. I want to do some kind of surface embellishments on the beaded beads. Saturday I hope to pick some 13 charoletts at the Intergalactic bead show. My critique on the piece. Is it needs something ornate on the beaded beads that won't distract from the pendant. Any other critiques or suggestions will be taken into consideration as I wait for this piece to tell me when it is finished.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Six Weird Things About Me

I've been tagged by my daughter Heather at Humblearts The rules are: Each person who gets tagged needs to write a blog post telling 6 weird things about themselves... as well as clearly state the rules. After you state your 6 weird things, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says "you're tagged" in their comments and tell them to read your blog for information as to what it means."Go to my blog to see the instructions. Six Weird things about me. 1. If I get asked a question and don't know the answer I have to google it to death until I am sure I am knowledgeable on the subject. 2. I like to look at the junk in truckstops when I travel. 3. I could live in my van down by the river with my dog Cricket. 4. When the temperature drops below 60 I am looking for my winter coat. 5. I do not like to go shopping. I have a fear of being sucked up my Sears, and Penny's never to find my way out of the mall. 6. I never wear make-up. It makes me itch. Let me see who am I am going to tag? Judith, Debb,The Lone Beader, Teantae. Someone else beat me to the other two people I would have tagged.