Saturday, August 30, 2008

Scissor Fob Exchange

(Click on photo to enlarge)

Here is a photo of a lovely scissor fob I received in an exchange from friend Kerry in Canada.

Isn't it lovely? I just love the large open "bead".  Thank you, Kerry, I love it.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Beautiful New Bead Book

Some of you already know of Judy Walker 
and her breathtaking beading.

Judy is a fantastic beader, teacher and designer. 

She has a wonderful new book that has just 
been published (see photo cover above).

For more information, go to  JUDY'S WEBSITE  
there you will find more information about Judy, 
her book, and her classes 
along with many helpful links.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Greatest Gift....

One of the most wonderful gifts in the world is the 
spontaneous gift of a child.
Here is my lovely "bouquet" from my (almost) 8 year old grandson.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Another Beginning.... Free Form Bracelet

I was able to play around a bit more tonight -- have decided NOT to take this apart --it will be a good practice piece for the different things I hope to do. 
And who knows?
It may end up just fine :-)

And away I go again :-)  Off to try something new once more.

This time I will be trying a free form bracelet.  
Pictured is the very beginning.  
I think it will be must interesting to do.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Calender Doll Challenge ~ September 2008

This little pin/doll is for the  challenge on  Beaded Art Dolls Group of a doll a month for one year.

She is my September offering.  I call her "Falling Leaves", also known as Amber :-)

She is beaded with the lush colors of fall, bronzy golds, browns, green and her face and the leaves are of brass.

She has a pin back with a bale, so I will be making a beaded chain so she can be worn as a pin or necklace.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Thank you, my friends......

Saturday I went to my bead group meeting after a long absence. To my great surprise and delight, Toni, one of the beaders had made little doll bodies for the other members of the group and brought them to a meeting for the gals to finish as friendship/brighten your day gifts for me -- I just can't get over how sweet these ladies are -- and I will cherish the little dolls forever. After so many months of being a care giver it was such a boost to be given these little gifts and I thank you once again. You are the greatest.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

And the winner is...........

The winner of the the pin/doll (left) is:
I  hope you will enjoy her.
Thank you all for all for participating.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Give-Away Thank You

OK, here it is.  

In honor of the 25,000+  visitors and 200+ posts to this blog, I will be giving away one of the little dolls/pins pictured.  Each doll is assigned a number and DH or DGS will draw the number for the doll to be given away.  Then the name to whom it will be going will be drawn.  All you need to do is comment on THIS  post -- and have a blog or some way that I can contact you if you are the winner.  Now, how easy can this get?

That's all there is to it --- comment on this post and on August 15th the name will be drawn.

I hope whoever  is the winner of the little doll/pin will enjoy her -- these little dolls have give me much inner peace these last weeks and I hope she will bring to you some of the same.

Thank you all for your support and positive thoughts these past weeks --- I wish I could make a "thank you" gift for each of you -- you have all been super.

Give-Away will be posted later today

Sometime later today I will post details of a give-away I will be doing.  Please check back.

My blog has reached over 25,000 visitors and I have posted over 200 entries -- neither of which seems possible.  I thought I'd have the photo of the "Give-Away" ready to post when the visitors hit 25,000 but I still have to take the photo --- it WILL be posted later today

Thursday, August 07, 2008

WOW ~ What A Way to Start The Day

Ny niece let me know of a garage sale with lots of craft items including beads.
Needless to say I dashed over there -- and the photos show the treasures.
Lots of very nice beads -- and I also got a bunch of sequins -- every so often I want to use them and hate to spend for a full bag when I only need one or two --- well, today I didn't mind --- all these lovely and different sequins cost me less than one small package. All in all it was a fun morning.

Monday, August 04, 2008

2 Finished 2 in Progress

Top two are finished (I think LOL) the lower two are in progress.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Four More Little Bodies

Four more bodies I made up Saturday evening -- all ready for finishing.

Saturday, August 02, 2008