Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Something's In The Air.

What I thought was a cold in my last post turned out to be an allergic reaction to an antibiotic. Sprinkle a little of this fuzzy stuff that has been blowing around covering the ground and I had a full blown allergy attack. Just in the nick of time we found the right combinations of medication to make things tolerable. My voice is coming back and I am feeling like a normal person again. The one thing I found disturbing is the comment about what is in the air after Hurricane Katrina. I have been told this several times during doctor visits over the last 2 years. Mold is a major part of the problem. Houses still sit waiting to be repaired or torn down. I carry paper masks in my car to wear when I have to drive in some of these areas. I ran into a friend I haven't seen in awhile last night. The stories are still the same. Waiting for repairs to be completed. On to the good stuff. Tomorrow I leave for Fort Lauderdale to board the Navigator of the Sea on March 1st for Bead Cruise 2008. I am so excited I can hardly wait for Friday to get here. I went shopping Sudany and bought a few new things to wear. We are going to visit the Turtle Farm in Jamestown Grand Caymon. In the mean time bead happy, be safe it is a jungle out there!!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Just A Big Blank

Thanks to the cold/flu bug I have been a blank for the better part of a week. Sick as a dog in the bed sick. Hopefully I am on the upside. It's that sad not to have anything to blog about?

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Spring Break Challenge

The etsy beadweavers challenge this for this month is Spring Break. Please stop by the etsy-beadweavers blog to vote for your favorite. The winner will choose the theme for the next month's challenge. There are 36 enteries and a lot of creativity. It was really hard to choose a favorite!! Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Life's Little Surprises

My sister Rosanne sent me a box full of wonderful surprises. She knows me too well! This decal is going in the back window of my van. Vinyl Wall Art Cricket also got a surprise. A planet dog ball. It took a while before he would let me play with him. He just wanted to hug the ball. Poor puppy I made him pose for this picture. He thought the blanket was for him too. He growled at me when I told him it was mine! This a wonderful blanket. Puppy Paws on one side and black on the other side. Each fringe is hand-knotted. It is so soft and warm. I love hand-made especially when my sister makes it for me. Thanks Rosanne!! It felt like Christmas in February at my house with a box full of surprises.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Spring Challenge

I made it with 2 days to spare completing my entry for the Etsy Beadweavers "Spring Break Challenge" The challenge for me came with the focal point of the necklace. At first I had visions of pearls nestled in fringe circles sewn to a v shape in the front. I made the v and the necklace part using diagonal peyote. Out of the blue I remembered a dragonfly pendant I had from Earthenwood Studios. Those other thoughts quickly dispersed when I pulled out the pendant. Azaleas and rhododendrons came to mind. The south is beautiful in the spring with azaleas and rhododendrons in bloom. Surrounding the dragonfly pendant are 56 3-mm siam a/b crystals. Twisted hex beads added texture to the design. I am ready for spring, for the flowers and the dragonflies it will bring.