Saturday, March 18, 2017

Not one post since October 2014 when I started working full-time for a funeral home. Not enough hours in the day to work full-time, accomplish domestic chores, and spend time with family. Now that I'm no longer working full-time, I have more time but  have some issues with my hands (carpal tunnel in both hands a result of my RA). But I'm hopeful that sometime in the future I'll be able to bead once again. All of my bead magazines and books are just gathering dust right now. But I've decided that once I get a release from my rheumatologist that I'll most likely bead in a more southwest style. These have all sold since I last posted. Hopefully I get to create in near future.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Oh, my gosh! I just opened my email and received notification that my "Aztec Memories" bib necklace is one of I-Beads (London location) 20 "semi-finalist" in the Tribal Chic competition. Yeah!!! So now I have to prepare my piece to travel to London "without" me. I think they should let us come too, don't you?! Ha! Ahhh...this is SO exciting.
For some unknown reason I cannot get my photo to load. So here's a link to my Etsy shop where Aztec Memories is listed.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lord have mercy! I haven't blogged for an extremely long time, but I didn't think I skipped an entire year. 2013 is a blank page of my life. So I'm going to post some things that happened in 2013.
1.  Spent all 2013 summer trying to bring life to our 3/4 acre residential lot. The severe drought caused 4 bushes and 6 trees to die. I've replaced the 4 bushes but 2 of them died as well. So I'm hopeful that I can replant 2 more bushes that will survive this summer. As I'm writing this, it was 114 degrees outside today. Ugh!
2.  I had an extreme allergic reaction to a medication that put me in the ER and 4 cat scans. I ended up diagnosing myself. I had all the side effect symptoms of a drug gone rogue in my body. Took about 3 months to recover. I ended up cancelling all my teaching appointments during this time. Ouch!
3. I made a beautiful white & azure blue cuff that I call "Montana Wild" and I participated in my first 2013 Battle of the Beadsmith and made a gorgeous "Kaleidoscope" necklace. It's loaded with crystals, and I loved it! But I was blowned out of the water in the first round. But I was determined to try again if given the chance.
4. My "Red Queen" bead embroidery necklace won in the 2013 Seed Bead Competition as a Finalist.
5. John & I both got the flu. Ha! I'm sure you didn't want to hear about that. LOL But we were so proud of ourselves because we hadn't had the flu in a very long time. John is a retired senior pastor for The United Methodist Church. He's no longer active but still performs funerals. So we knew where he picked up the flu from and brought it home. Hey, I'd rather he bring home flowers. Smile.....
6. Christmas with my family was SO much fun!

Monday, December 10, 2012

EBEG Goes Gala Treasury which includes my The White Enchantress bib necklace. Here's the link:
Having a 15% OFF Holiday Sale in my Etsy Shop for the entire month of December! Usually my sale's are a maximum of 10%.

Friday, November 23, 2012

BLACK FRIDAY through CYBER MONDAY, Nov 23-26, receive a 10% Discount in my shop. Use Discount Coupon Code: BLACKCYBER to receive your discount.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Etsy Bead Embroidery Guild's - Bead Fest #5, theme is STEAMPUNK! Yay! Entries are due January 31st. Oh, I can see the wheels turning.....ha!