Saturday, March 28, 2009


Hmmm....I seem to have developed a hole in my heart??!!?? What could this mean I wonder? I don't know, but I do know if you want to see where this piece goes, you will have to stay tuned! Aren't I such a tease? I know, but I cannot resist! Its just too much fun. There is also a bow that appeared in the middle of the heart, most of the background of the area surrounding the heart is getting filled in too. I think I like it! I am flying by the seat of my pants here, making much of this up as I go. I have a vision....Not sure exactly what it is, but a vision none-the-less. We shall see. As I said before, it could be good, but also could be a disaster! Time will tell. Stay tuned. I am hoping to be done with this one by the end of the month. That may be a bit of wishful thinking on my part. Optimism is a good thing, but sometimes life gets in the way! Hugs to everyone. Have a wonderful, beady weekend!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Coming Along!

My February page is moving right along. I am pretty happy with how it is turning out. Once again, its been a learning experience. I used the prettiest shade of Burgundy in this piece. BIG mistake! Just the moisture from lotion I used on my hands made the color bleed off on my page. I was so mad! I had to tear a bunch of it out and redo. I did leave very small amounts of the offending color on my page. I hope it will be ok. Yikes! I know, test for colorfastness. Lesson learned which is what this process is all about right? RIGHT! I wont be making that mistake again. So, you are probably wondering why I haven't started anything in the center of my heart, right? Well, you will have to stay tuned to see as Lynn said "What fills my Heart" It could be interesting, or could be a huge flop. You never can tell. Stay tuned for the plan....

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Some news...

Little did we know when we had that last family picture taken that I posted, that there were actually 6 of us in the picture! Yes, it is true! Mike and Jess are expecting! They are giving us the gift of a new life and addition to our family. I am so happy for them (and us too) Do you think this baby stands a slight chance of being cute with the looks of these two? We love you already "Little Bun" funny how he or she already has a nickname given by Auntie Courtney on the day we got the news. Again, Congratulations Mike and Jess! Grandbaby # 2! I cannot wait!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A rare event indeed!

You are about to witness the occurrence of an extremely rare event! I am posting a picture of myself on the web for all to see!! As I posted a day or so ago, my oldest child Aaron is here for a visit from Texas. I wanted a picture of the 4 of us and Kileigh to commemorate the trip. Here it is, from left to right: Aaron, Me holding Kileigh, Jess and Courtney. I am so proud of each and every one of my children. Each in their own way. Aaron is 32, single and is the Store manager of an Aarons Rental in Texas. Jessica is an RN, and works in the nursery and sometimes labor/delivery. She is newly married to Mike who is a Probation Officer. Courtney is an excellent mother who plans on returning to school when Kileigh gets a little older to do something in the medical field. Perhaps become an Ultrasound Tech. She is married to Brandon, who is currently serving our Country in the Army. Kileigh is my first Grandchild, who specializes in being the cutest thing in the world. Do I sound a little proud? Well, I AM!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Sorry it has been so long since my last post. I just cant seem to kick this darn bug I have. I finally broke down and went to the local Urgent Care on Monday. Seems I have Sinus infection, the starting of an ear infection, bronchitis which is bordering on pneumonia. No wonder I have felt so bad. I am just plain worn out and tired. My Son Aaron is here from Texas for a visit too, and even thought I am feeling poorly, I am trying to spend as much time as I can with him before he goes home tomorrow. I have had little energy nor time for beads this past week, so not much in the way of an update except the bit I got done last week before I became really sick. I hope everyone is doing well out there. I have seen some gorgeous work and I hope to pick up my beads and needles and get to work soon myself. I feel so darn behind and so frustrated with not feeling myself. BLAH!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Not to much progress on my February BJP. I have been bitten by a sucky bug! Sinuses are working overtime, headache, body aches, cough etc..... I was in bed almost all weekend, sapped of any strength I have at all. Not conducive to beading, for sure. I hate being sick. It is not for me! Here is the little bit I got done before it hit me full-force. I know, its not much but its something right? I think everyone I know is sick right now, just getting over being sick or just starting to get sick. It started last Thursday for me, and isn't showing any signs of going! See where the left side grommet is? I forgot to put the grommets in before I started on the left side, I really got lucky because I couldn't have gotten the beads any closer to where the grommet was supposed to go, without planning it! I wonder how I did that? When I realized I needed to get the grommet in, I was sure I would have to tear some beadwork out to fit it where I needed it to go. I guess the bead gods were watching out for me and guiding my needle to the right place!
PS. Maddux update! As of today, Maddux is 2 months fever-free!!!! YAY! I am so happy and praying that he continues to improve. He is back to his old self, playing, eating, drinking, sleeping and enjoying life like he did before his kidneys started to fail. His weight is great 72 lbs and holding. He started doing his "mad-dog" circles in the livingroom again when hes super excited. I am loving it! Wish us continued luck! For those of you who don't know about it, Maddux was experiencing 2-3 fevers a month of sometimes 107+ degrees due to Shar Pei Fever syndrome/ Renal Amyloidosis. He is on an experimental protocol and continues to improve. read my older posts to follow along if you are interested!