Thursday, December 23, 2010

Mr. Bingle

When Santa left his shop one day he found a snowman near his sleigh. "you'll be my helper now." he said, and tapped the little fellow's head.

The snowman found that he could talk. "Look Santa I can even walk!" And then he gave a little sigh..."oh how I wish I could fly!"

So Santa gave him holly wings then looking through his Christmas things, found ornaments the very size to make a pair of shining eyes.

Than Santa said, "You need a hat; an ice cones's just right for that. And keep this candy cane with you; you'll see what magic it can do!"

The snowman laughed and sang a jingle, so Santa named him Mr. Bingle®" That's how it happened. Now he's here for us to enjoy throughout the year!

The story about how Mr. Bingle originated can be found on Wikpedia

Sunday, December 19, 2010

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Who hasn't said "I want an ipad"?

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad!

Today my dad would have been 81 years old. Happy Birthday Dad. We miss you!

Monday, December 13, 2010

All That Sparkles

40 3-mm Copper Crystals surround a 14mm Volcano rivoli followed by 60 Copper Crystals beaded around chain links accented with 24 kt seed beads.
Brings back memories of a Caribbean sunset tucked away reminding me I will see more of those sunsets in March.
This one of my favorite designs. I made earrings to match.

We will be beading in links in one of the classes I am teaching on Bead Cruise 2011

There is still time to join us as we take our beads to the high seas.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

A Gallon of Milk

Wait, aren't we suppose to be talking about Christmas? Making gifts and shopping for those on our list along with decorating the tree and wrapping presents. I made plans for a trip to San Antonio to visit with Heather and make Christmas cookies with the girls.
It all changed with trip to the grocery store and a gallon of a milk.
A pulled muscle.
A trip to the doctor.
Physical therapy.
Another trip to the doctor
and confirmation it's not a pulled muscle.
It's a hernia.

I just had surgery in August to repair a previous one. That was number three. Oh gosh I was a baby. I cried and cried because I am not ready for another surgery. After the tears were spent I accepted it. "It is what it is". With the help of my daughter Amiee, we researched and found Tulane University Medical Center has a clinic that treats my kind of problem. My doctor made a referral and I have an appointment Tuesday morning.

On a brighter note Art and I put up our Christmas tree. It was nice working together to make the season bright. We are looking forward to the holidays. There will be something special under the tree for Cricket who sat so patiently while I snapped a picture or two.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Art Beads and Bead Crochet

I added these two new bracelets to my etsy shop this week.
I named them Art Beads mets Bead Crochet.
I love the combination of textures and colors.

Polymer clay bead by Pam Wynn.
Glass disc beads by Blue Sariphin.
Bead caps by Elaine Ray.

Black Raven by Humblebeads.
Glass disc beads by Blue Sariphin.
Leaf bead by Elaine Ray.
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