Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Bead Table Wednesday finds only tools left on the table. My Mom will be here to visit on Friday. The beadroom is also the guest room. This afternoon my Friend Sally and I made Bead Soup. We separated and sorted the beads. They went back into their proper beading containers. The left overs were put into the bead soup mix bag. I am ready for company!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mac's App's and iPod's

I should've been beading instead I have been playing with my iPod, apps and talking walkings along the Mississippi River on the Levee.

This afternoon we walked 2 miles west.Cricket was plain tuckered out by the time we turned around and headed south. We only had 2 more miles to go to make it back home.

Along the way I walked down newly grated roads to the river bank. Wondering how far this drift wood had to travel before it made it to the shore.

Watching ships, wondering when my ship will come in.

So much on my mind waiting for the phone call that will come this week with an appointment for a procedure waiting to be done. I am ready to get this over. The good news is I don't have to have surgery. I had a CT-scan January 7th. The results were fluid in the anterior abdominal wall from the last surgery. It requires a CT-Guide fluid removal. I did my research to find out how the procedure is done. My version: They are going to poke with me a needle and pop me like a ballon. I know it isn't funny but I have to find some humor in this. As slow as things are moving in the medical profession I am not counting on this getting done before my Mom gets here on the 29th. The good news the recovery time is short and I will be able to say "good-bye" to the pain in my side.

These photos were taken with my iPod 4g. Photos edited with Instagram, Retro and Photoshop apps can be seen on My Life with An iPod blog

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


It's BTW and look what's on my bead table. Lucious antique dark brass etched disc beads. The International Gem and Jewelry show was in town this weekend. I wasn't able to go. My friend did and picked up a stand of these beauties for me. They made me *gasps* with their richness.

Mixed with a Humblebead and bead crochet they are a perfect combination for another bracelet. The bracelet below I used copper disc beads with a humblebead.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Mardi Gras Night

This picture has a story.
I was out and about looking for desk today and ended up at Goodwill. I didn't find a desk but I saw this shirt hanging in the window. On my out the door I stopped in front of the window and took a picture with my iPod. The window reflected the background behind me. Using nicpiks I change the photo to black and white. With the focus tool I highlighted an area in the center and brought in a little color changing a photo of a shirt into "Mardi Gras Night".

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Bead table Wednesday.
Now if I would just sit still, some beading might get done. I do have one clean closet with empty shelves for my Mom to put her things on when comes to visit in a few weeks.
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Sunday, January 09, 2011

Coming Together

I have been slowing working and piecing this design together. The pattern is by Jenny Van from the December 2010 issue of Bead & Button magazine. My sister Rosanne gave me the stone quite a few years back. I love using pieces that have special meaning in my beadwork.
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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Puppy Paws

Cricket and I have been laying low cuddling under our puppy paws blanket. We missed wishing everyone a Happy New Year.
Wishing the best for everyone.
Happy New Year!

Bead Table Wednesday

Heather started something fun called "Bead Table Wednesday" You can read all about on her humblebead blog. I took this photo with my iPod using instagram to create a vintage look.

You will be seeing more pictures and I shoot my way through a picture a day for the next 365 days of 2011.
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