Saturday, September 27, 2008

There Was Desire

All of sudden I had such an urge to bead. This design for a bead embroidered collar has been playing out in my mind for some time. The pieces I have gathered over the last couple of years. I am going to have to do my research again and found out what the name of this stone is. Coin pearls throughout, I hope will bring out the matrix in the stone. The paper I am using to bead embroider on is e'tal. It is no longer being manufactured. It is paper with metal fibers. When I run out that will be it. Sad....Sad...Sad. I will have to find another type of paper that won't need preparation before beading on. Painting or coloring fabric is to much for me. This desire to bead means I am starting feel more like me after surgey. I went for my six wk. check up Friday morning. I have no restrictions now. One rule if it hurts stop doing it. I still have to wear the binder when walking or doing chores. But that is small price to pay. My sleep schedule is backwards. I spend most of time beading between the hours of 11:00 am to 3:00 am. Thanks for stopping by and have a beadiful day!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Do You Need To Be Inspired?

What was the surprise I got in the mail the other day? It was a copy of Bead-a-Day Beading Calendar 2009. I submitted several pieces for inspiration. You can purchase a copy at Andrew McMeel Publishing or at During 2009, The Mayan Treasure Bracelet will be there to inspire you. Keep your eyes on the horizon as I will be offering some of my previous beadcruise instructions for purchase with instant download. 1. Touch of Russian Elegance. 2. Mayan Treasure Bracelet Cuff 3. Triton's Daughter. 4. Garden by the Sea Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Hurricane Ike

The outer bands of Hurricane Ike can be felt in our area this morning. We have had tornado warnings. The winds have been gusting up to 50 miles a hour and a few feeder bands of rain have hit. On shore flow will cause flooding in the lower parishes. They have started evacuations now for some of the west bank of Jefferson parish. I think we are far enough out that it won't be an issue in my backyard. Now we will hope not to lose electricity today. I am really sad that worst of the storm will hit Galveston Island. Despite my first experience there. I have enjoyed my other visits to the island. Houston will have a hard way to go also. As you go through the day today please keep southern Texas and Louisiania in your prayers.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Honey Were Home

We got in Sunday afternoon around 4:00pm. Driving across the swamps on I-55 and over the Bonnet Carre' Spillways is not for the faint of heart following abdominal surgery. I bounced and jiggled like a bowl full of jello holding tight to a pillow over my belly for the last hour of the drive home. The thought that keep running through my head was "Sally better not want to go to Turquoise Coyote to soon. I would not take that ride willing for a while yet. We made a trip to our local supermarket called Breauxmart around 7:00pm. I really wish I had my camera with me. No one believes me when I say the shelves were empty. The produce bins were empty except for a few tomatoes and some awful looking heads of lettuces not fit for human consumption. We had our choice of 4 sticks of real butter and a loaf of Bunny bread. One man I bumped into just kind of smiled and said if I want something to eat I guess I better go to McDonald!! We ended up with a package of frozen waffles for supper that night. The water bottles and coffee creamer we brought in a cooler from Michigan. The dumpsters around the complex were frightful with bags of spoiled food from other's refrigerators spilling over. Monday I had to go pick up a prescription. Walking more than 500 ft was very difficult for me. Between the pain, feeling very sick and faint I had a hard time making it back out the store. I got home and couldn't not finish fixing dinner. I just sat in a chair and cried. My poor husband didn't know what to for me so he just held my hand until I could pull myself back together. The next day I called the surgeon's office. I was sure the ride back from Michigan had caused some damage to the hernia repair. The one thought that loomed in both of our minds was she would have to drain fluid from my abdomen. Sally drove me to the doctor early the next morning. Dr. Sassard to me I was still healing and needed a binder/griddle for support. Oh my gosh what a difference. I put the binder on and could walk. We went to Target to pick up some t-shirts to wear under it. Later that afternoon I was able to go to the grocery store and pick up a few things for supper this week. I am still going to follow the doctor orders to the letter. No lifting, picking up or climbing stairs for another 3 weeks. Oh man and do I have an itch to start beading again. This afternoon Sally helped me unpack my bead boxes from the suitcase and put them away. I am ready to fondle and pick out colors for my next project. Tomorrow I will have some exciting news to share about a package I received in the mail today. I worked on my website for a few minutes tonight. The side bar has new pictures of beadwork Hugs to all and to all a beady good day. Bev

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Cajun Haircut

A few years back I took my friend John to his old neighborhood for a haircut. Walking in the door of the old barber shop was like stepping back into time. The two barber's wore old fashion polyester uniforms. The combs sat on the counter in glass jars in some kind of disinfect. The shop was divide into two sides one for women's hair cuts and the other side for the men. While John was getting his cut I stepped over to the other side and got my hair cut. Not being from the old neighborhood I was unfamiliar with the accents. I thought she said "You keep your short don't ya"? What I didn't hear was you want hair short don't' you? I said yes I do. That was the shortest haircut I ever had!! My friend Brenda told me I was not allowed to get another haircut with her Dad ever again. That brings me to my story for today. I really needed a hair cut and made an appointment at the Clippership for a cut and style this afternoon. My hair had a growing streak and I had wings! I was really looking forward to getting out of the house by myself without having someone drive the car for me. I think I have learned my lesson not to talk about short hair while I am getting mine cut. I ended up with another Cajun hair cut only I was in South Haven, Michigan! My daughter Amiee come over to visit today and she brought her pet goat. His name is Otis. Oh my gosh! The goat wasn't any bigger than my dog Cricket. The goat followed my Daughter around saying Maaa Maaa. Amiee brought her wedding albums and fudge from Mackinaw Island. It was so good! We shared wonderful memories of her special day looking at the pictures. Tomorrow will by last day for visiting with my sisters. We are heading south Saturday morning. I am so thankful for the time I got to spend with my family. I will really miss everyone when we get back home. Maybe some day we will be able to move closer to home. I also have enjoyed my blogging time. Sharing little bits about my life.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Now We Wait

I forgot the thread! After packing all my beads to leave I forgot beading thread. Art and I went down town this afternoon. He got a hair cut and I went to the bead store. I can you I am spoiled by making my purchases online. I paid almost $4.00 for a small bobbin of nymo thread. Ouch!! I talked to my friend Sally this morning. She is a nurse on team A and had to stay for the hurricane. As of today September 3rd, we have no water or electricity in our area. The good news is our apartment is secure with no damage. We won't be going home until they turn on the lights and water. We are very lucky to be at my Mom's and not sitting in an hotel room.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Safe in Michigan

We made it safely to Michigan Sunday night. I was going to write a little story but discovered I didn't have the energy tonight. We spent the day watching Hurricane Gustav batter the Gulf coastline on Fox news and CNN today. Now we just wait and see. I am so glad I got to visit with my sisters yesterday. Today I spent with my grandbabies and son Ray. I have been enjoying my family time and trying not think about waits for us when we get back home.