Monday, April 26, 2010

Doing the Happy Dance!

I might still be behind, but I finally got February's piece done! I am quite pleased with the end result. It's hard to tell in the pictures, but I added matte as well as shiny half-moon beads from Artbeads to the circle around the Rivoli. I think you may be seeing these beads crop up in future pages. I really like them and there are so many colors. Who knew? I thought it needed something extra, so that is the extra! Now I am off to my local Bead store to find some seed beads in aquamarine, which as you probably know is the March Birthstone color. Its not one of the colors I have used a lot in other pieces. I love adding new colors to my bead stash. So exciting!

I had a wonderful weekend. As some of my followers know, my oldest daughter Jess likes to spoil me and cook me wonderful meals! This past weekend, she made a fantastic dish called Shrimp Orzo skillet. It was one of my favorite meals ever! We also had a large salad and lemon bars for dessert! Yummy! Isn't it so pretty? It tastes as good as it looks too. I love spending time with my kids and grand kids and having good food only makes it better. Love you Jess. Thanks for all you do for me and with me!

Monday, April 5, 2010

On a Lighter note.....

The 2 sections together!
Close-up of the Amethyst section.

Happy Easter a little late! I hope you had a great time with friends and/or family! I know our baskets here are over-flowing! Kileigh loved the egg hunt we had for her. Did you see the updated pictures of my 2 grandbabies on my sidebar? -------------------------------------->
I have made some progress on my February BJP. It shouldn't take me too much longer since I have the skinny part left to bead! I really like working with these purple shades. I don't usually do purple. Maybe I will now!

The weather has been beautiful, sunny skies and around 70! I wish it could stay like this all the time. I don't look forward to 90s though, I don't take the heat well.
I want to say a sincere thank-you for all the kind words upon Tyson's death. We are doing okay, missing him but coming to terms with what happened. I have such great friends out there in cyber space. Hugs to each and every one of you! Get beading!!