Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

"I am always doing what I cannot do............"

"I am always doing what I cannot do in 
order to learn how to do it..."
In keeping with the above quote, 
today I went shopping -- 
take a look at the photo below 
for all the goodies I came home with.
Yep, my new "betweener" project will be to learn to knit socks.
Between my beading projects.
Wish me luck :-)

Monday, October 27, 2008

November's Beaded Doll/Pin (Beaded Art Dolls)

Below is my November piece for Beaded Art Dolls Calendar dolls.

When November's winter winds begin to blow - fly a kite and dream of Spring.

Back showing pin back and ultra suede backing

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Celebration Give Away coming up..............

I can hardly believe that I am nearing 300 posts and 30,000 hits on my little blog. I hope you all have found some pleasure in my blog -- I certainly have enjoyed posting to it.  So, in celebration of these personal land marks, I will post a give away sign up as soon as either 1.  the blog registers 30,000 hits or 2. I post my 300th message. That should give me time to finish us a few UFO's and still have some fun with the Give-Away.  Thank you all -- you have made this fun for me.

Watch for the sign up.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Meme --- I've been tagged twice

I have been tagged by Arline and Lynn -- I’m not good at this stuff --
but here goes:

Seven things, huh? 
Man, don’t know if I can come up with that many but I’ll try.

1. Have lived in the same town all my life (with a short stay in San Diego).
2. Lived in the same house for almost 40 years.
3. Always have had a pet -- right now I have two dogs. My buddies, Polly the black 
Labrador Retriever and Munchkin, my sweet little Pug.
4. Played recorder with a group at a Renaissance Faire in Wisconsin for a couple summers.
5. Love to read -- usually read at least one novel a week. Enjoy David Baldacci and a few others that I run out and get their books as soon as they hit the market.
6. Love to receive gift certificates to for gifts -- there is so much there that I can always find something. Last time I got 2 huge spools of FireLine -- now that was a great gift :-)
7. This is something you should all know --- I truly appreciate all my online friends and have such a wonderful time on the beading groups. You all are super.

I will have to try to find 7 friends that haven't been tagged recently. It may take a while LOL.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Flea Market Find

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Well, it was worth getting up while it is still dark -- and heading out in the cold to a flea market about 25 miles from here. I was disappointed the gal from last month with all the beautiful MOP buttons was not there this time. 
I did find this box with MANY varied color cabochons -- and probably 500 head pins too --all for $3.00. The box was marked $6.00 but all of this dealer's items were 50% off -- I would have gone home very happy with just these, but then came across the beads that are laying around the outside of the box. The dealer called these "Christmas Beads" -- I thought maybe Mardi Gras beads --- do any of you have any ideas? They are glass beads and shown are two strings of them. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

November Calender Doll (Beaded Art Dolls)

I just finished the beading on my November piece for the Beaded Art Dolls Calender Doll Challenge.  The ultra suede is drying on the back and I hope tomorrow evening I can finish the edges and have her all done.  Then on to my BJP bird for November.

Here is #3 of the calender doll series --
ALMOST finished.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Sweet 16 to go....

Sixteen little bodies cut out this afternoon -- now a short time at the sewing machine to stitch them -- then turn, stuff and close and then the fun begins -- adding embellishment to this fun pieces. there is no real rush for these -- it is just nice to have something like this ready to go.

OCTOBER 9, 2008

Eight of the sixteen stitched, stuffed and ready for embellishment. When finished, most of the sixteen will go to the Comfort Doll Program.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Flea Market Munchkin

Munchkin went to a flea market with us --- she will only walk so far and she is far too heavy to carry --- so the little umbrella stroller we had left over from the grandsons came in handy once again. She loved riding around in it acting like a queen. Little does she know Polly, our lab, who is staying with Linda is having a wonderful time playing and running in the fields.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

In Betweener

Decided to take a simple, easy to transport project with on our short trip tomorrow.
This simple (albeit time consuming) square stitch bracelet is what I'll be taking with.
The beads came from a garage sale and minus the Fireline the bracelet will cost less than a quarter.
I don't do much in the line of jewelry so this is my IN BETWEENER project (in between dolls, etc) LOL.