Monday, September 12, 2011

Urban Stripes

We had so much with the first Urban string along. I love the pop of color in the last section. it's called Silver Perm. Galv. Matte. It has such a nice finish.

While waiting for the last section, Judith challenged us to create a bracelet combining parts from the different sections.

I never quite master the invisible join. I used copper discs to give the bracelet an Urban Chic feel.

The first round of the Urban sting along is complete. We had so much fun that we asked Judith if she would consider doing a second one. I'm pretty sure there was begging and pleading involved!

Stay tuned for part 2. Section one is complete and section two is strung. There has been a lot of crocheting going on!

To see other color combinations and completed ropes stop by and visit Judith's blog

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Birthdays and Hurricanes

I've been having a hard time communicating with my blog. It has to do with hurricane season and my birthday. This year I decided my birthday was going to be different. In 2005 hurricane Katrina was my 50th birthday present. I was determined not to celebrate my day reliving this event that changed my life and so many others. I picked the weekend before to have a party. I invited my friends over for cake and ice cream. I had big plans to capture this day with photos. I ordered a white almond wedding birthday cake with butter creme frosting from Heydel's bakery. We met at Quarter View for dinner. I love the decor. The walls are painted with a muriel of the French Quarter. It has a good atmosphere and the Red Fish was excellent.

Phil was telling a joke when I snapped this shot.
We were having so much fun I forgot to take any more pictures!

You will have to take my word that the cake beautiful.
I treated myself and bought the camera connection gadget for my iPad. I snapped this photo with my camera and used the device to upload it. A quick fix with an app and there you go a picture of my birthday present from my friends Sally and Carol. I love flamingos. They found the perfect gift that really made my birthday special. I am so grateful to be blessed with friends. They are the best of all gifts.

Thanks for stopping by!