Thursday, May 30, 2013

Before You Speak

This Sufi Saying is similar to one I used raising my children. Think before you speak. If it is something mean and will hurt someone's feelings keep it to yourself. I am proud of the adults my children have grown up to be.

Photograph by Beverly Herman
The saying by Sufi

Monday, May 27, 2013


Time has gone by both fast and slow since surgery on May 17th. I am very limited with what I can do. I've made a comfortable nest on the recliner sofa. I am so looking forward to climbing the stairs and sleeping in my own bed. In the mean time I am stuck here in front the T.V. watching crazy programs my husband likes. I am not a big fan of watching the tube. So I have been sleeping a lot.

Wednesday I take my second trip down the stairs for a drive to the Doctor's office. There are 17 stitches below my toe and 3 more by my big toe. I know getting the stitches removed will relieve a lot of the discomfort. I took a before and after picture but promised my self I would not share it on social media. There are a few weak tummies out there I don't want to upset.

I have managed to do a little beading

I see a few more bangles in my future. The box of beads I brought down stairs is filled with seed beads and crystals. It's easy beading and there is enough there to keep me busy for awhile.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I've Been in Bangle Mood

Love'N Those bangles is a bracelet with substance. It's made to make a statement. Created with bronze glass pearls and Ruby AB crystals. Tiny bronze embellishments sparkle with in the design. Dress it up or dress it down this bangle bracelet it is perfect for day time or a night on the town.


Created with Jade glass pearls and crystals. Tiny bronze embellishments sparkle with in the design. Dress it up or dress it down this bangle bracelet will be your favorite all summer long.

Are you in Bangle Mood?

Monday, May 13, 2013

Winner Mother's Day Give Away

The number Generator picked #8.
Congratulations May Wong! I will be contacting you for your mailing address.

I loved reading all the comments.
I want to thank you all for stopping by and saying something kind on Mother's Day.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day Give-Away

I feel I am truly blessed to have such a great Mom. She is wise, kind and generous with a nurturing spirit. I can't wait to go home this summer and visit with her. Last year about this time we were traveling to the Bead & Button show. My Mom and I have taken lots of roads trips over the years. We travel well together and have the best time.
In honor of my Mom I am having a give-away. I love these crystal tennis bracelets so much.
I've made a lot of them.
I want to give one away.
This one is made with bronze seed beads and my favorite color of Swarvoski crystals Pacific Opal AB.
It will fit a 7 inch wrist comfortably.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment saying something nice about any thing. It could be about your Mom, sister, brother, cousin, best friend, your pet, your day or even your car! I will draw a name tomorrow night May 13th. Make sure you leave a way for me to contact you in your comment.

Happy Mother's Day!

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Happy Feet

The last five years I have been wearing Yoga Sandals. I love these sandals. I could walk for hours in them. You might say they have been around the world and back with me. They have walked the sandy beaches of tropical islands and through airports traveling to Michigan.

I even had toe toe socks for every holiday and wore them during the winter months. I thought I had happy feet wearing wearing my Yoga sandals.

This past year I lost 35 lbs. I started walking more. My feet started to protest. It progressed to a point where the pain in my feet kept me awake at night. I knew it was time to find a foot doctor.

The Podiatrist confirmed my suspension. Years of having flat feet caused bunions on both of my feet. Not wearing proper shoes added to the condition. Surgery is scheduled for next Friday on the 17th. The right foot is first and than the left later on.

There will be no driving for 4 weeks. It's going to be an interesting experience as I live on the second floor in a townhouse. The doctor explained how to walk on my foot after surgery to get up stairs. Once I am in my house that where I be for the next three days.

I've traded in my Yoga sandals for a sturdy pair of shoes with arch supports. Oh lucky me! I know it's going to a bit of a haul but I am looking forward to having happy feet again.

I have been beading like crazy trying to keep my nervous energy under control. 18 bracelets in 6 weeks. 6 are class examples. One was donated as a door prize at the last bead show. Another one was a gift for a friend. A few are new projects for Bead Cruise 2014. I can't wait to share them in my next post.

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