Saturday, March 31, 2007
I've met a new blogger Sara at Fabric n Fiber Fanatic. She's got a great blog going and she introduced me to a fun site. It's called 'A Year in Bread'. The concept is this group of three is going to teach how to bake bread to those of us who want to learn. Three bakers, twelve months, thirty-six recipes of all kinds of different breads.
They just started up on March 21 and the first lesson is on pizza dough so it's not too late to join in. Start reading from the bottom and you'll catch up on all their talking about quickly. It sounds like a lot of fun. I've added their link to the right side for easy access to the site.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Sunday, March 25, 2007
I've already received one of the two prizes I won from the OneWorldOneHeart giveaway. It's a darling wristlet purse from Stephanie.
Thank you so much Stephanie. She creates a lot of cute purses, check out her site when you have a chance!
The birds have been cutting the tops off our tall grass for days now. We can only figure they are nesting and the feather tops make a soft layer for their expectant eggs. It's so fun to see them work.
Sometimes they work in pairs. Or one will sit on the roof and keep a watchful eye while the other scavenges.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
My tulips are also waking up. Last fall Gary planted some tulips in my veggie garden. We'll dig the bulbs when it's warm enough to plant the veggies - the flowers will be long gone by then. You can see behind the tulip, I have some wild mint creeping in. I really like the spark that mint adds to cooking. Some like it - some don't.
If you look in the center of this last photo, you will see my alarm clock. This little guy insisted on singing by my bedroom window this morning. I gotta admit - it's a wonderful way to wake up.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
The rest of this month (what's left of it) is going to be very busy so I won't have time to do any more beadwork. I'm going to Albany, NY on a business trip all next week. I'll be able to keep up on my blog and all my blog hopping, it'll just put a cramp on my playtime beadwork. I will bring my camera, it'll make a fun travel log.
Gary and I have decided to join a Fitness Center. I love my treadmill - I'll still maintain that on the days I don't go to the Center, but we'll be able to include weight machines, swimming and Raquet Ball. not sure how to spell it, but we both like to play it. Hopefully it'll help motivate us to get stronger and healthier. If it doesn't work, we just won't sign up again and I'll go back to my treadmill and workout tapes.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
She sent some lovely vintage fabrics, a hotplate, an apron, a towel, pillow cases and cloth napkins, some with lovingly made hand stitching. Look at that, I'm seeing those blues and greens coming back big time now! Very retro, Very fun, very sweet. thank you Rebecca!
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
On the bright side, watching the sun set later just lightens the heart, plus we have bulbs popping through the dirt. Come on out little bulbs, the sun is here.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Thursday, March 08, 2007
I think I've found the camera I'm going to buy. It's a new Sony Cybershot DSC-W80 - in Pink. It won't be released for sale until May. I'm hoping someone will review before then and give it a glowing report. I was going to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W50, but for $50 more the W80 has a lot more spunk, as long as the photo quality is as good as the W50. I may just wait until June to buy it to see how the reviewers rate it. Gary says I've spent more time researching camera's than I did researching for my new car. ya, well, I guess that's true. oh well.
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
I worked from home today. Here is my home office. On the left is the desk I use for 'work'. I set up my laptop there and just dial-in (we have cable. dial-in is just a figure of speech) on the right is my play desk. Here is where I blog and surf.
This is a closeup of my play desk. Yes, that's Barbie on the left - she's a paper doll keeping me company. My 25 year old daughter keeps asking me when I'll grow up. I don't see it happening anytime time soon. I'm too busy having fun.
Monday, March 05, 2007
I have a head of David in my foyer - he's solid stone - so he's there for good. I love him. He guards my front door - only letting friends and family in. I throw him kisses as I come and go - and see him smile, even through his look of concern. If my house was bigger, I might have put the rest of his body in there too! HA. Well, with the excitement of Spring coming soon and our One Heart giveaway on Ostara, the Vernal Equinox (also known as Lady Day), I dressed David up for the occasion. If you click on the picture, you can see his head wreath and necklace of green.
Here is the new technique I've been working on. It's a spiral rope. I train myself on larger beads. Once I have the skill a bit more uniformed, I'll move to a smaller bead. I've seen some really pretty necklaces made with this style. It's a new challenge to keep my skills up.
Sunday, March 04, 2007
On the evening of March 21st I will pick 2 winners. I will be adding an additional prize for each winner, but just for fun - I won't show them until after the drawing.
The first winner will get the two gifts on the left. They are a book thong and a braided-beaded keychain. The second winner will win the book thong on the right. Click on the picture to get a better look.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
I've been trying to learn a new beading technique - a spiral rope. I had a few false starts but a bracelet is finally starting to appear out of thread and glass. Since this is my first try at it, the piece isn't as tight and sharp looking as it should be but it'll still be fun for me to wear. I'll have to practice a lot more before I have a piece good enough to sell. I'll take a photo of it tomorrow night. It's too late to mess with the camera and photoshop. goodnight all.