Sunday, April 26, 2009

First Photo Of a Soggy Duet

Here's Drew and his Mom during a break in the rain.
This was a 6.2 mile walk --- kudos to you all

See Drew's story


Please help if you can...........

Today DD, DSIL and 4 grandsons are joining the


It is pouring down rain -- but they are out there -- as they have been for several years now, to help raise money for a cause near and dear to our hearts. If you can give a little to help -- no amount is too small -- it will be appreciated. See
Drew's story

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Polly & Munchkin Enjoying The Day

Polly (black lab) and Munchkin (Pug) enjoying our beautiful spring day.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New Beaded Doll I Hope to Make....

Well, I must be feeling better --- maybe it was the return of the Chickadees or the promise of nearly 80 degree weather by the end of the week -- or checking out Beaded Art Doll group and seeing the new challenge.  

Whatever the reason, I am all psyched up about doing the Beaded Babushka Doll. Here is Christine M's body made up -- this is a STAND ALONE (STUMP) DOLL -- meaning she should stand by herself when completed. She is to be 100% beaded -- that's a lot of beads :-)

Here is the form I made for my Babushka Doll. She is firmly stuffed and has a flat bottom with a nickel in it to help her stand. She is made with wonderful, colorful, Kaffee Fasset fabric which won't show when the beading is complete.

Return of the Chickadees --

What a delight to look out my kitchen window and see the return of the Chickadees --- well, not return really. They have been around all along, but I began to think they had found another nesting place when I didn't see them at the Magnolia tree --- well, today, there they were flitting in and out of the hole --I did get a photo as one was waiting for the other to come out. They are such delightful little birds and their song is soo happy.(click here) Last year they began their nesting earlier -- April 2, 2008

Monday, April 13, 2009


Spring Break and a rainy day. Grandson decided to stitch a long with me -- and this is his idea and his creation. I did the form on the sewing machine -- the rest, stuffing, sewing on eyes, braiding the tail and sewing it on along with the ears were done by DGS. A fun way to spend a rainy, cold day.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter

Hand crocheted basket with Easter eggs

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

How fortunate can one be????????

I am so blessed to have such a wonderful circle of friends -- look at what the mailman brought today
A gorgeous bracelet made by Jeanne. Isn't it just gorgeous? I love it. Thank you so much Jeannie. I will treasure it always. You know how to make a person feel special.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Check Out BEADING DAILY.....

How exciting to open my mail and find Beading Daily there.

Even more exciting was Robin Atkins article -- and what a thrill to
find a photo of my "Waiting Bird" included in the article. I feel like it is Christmas and I just received the very best gift.