Monday, December 28, 2009

Skeletons in my closet

Last year I was given a hand. Literally, it was a hand and lower arm.
What was I going to do with it? I have been debating about it for a while and even posted on Facebook about it.
Over the holiday, I started doing something about it.

One finger completed at first - did I like it? I did, I did.
As of this morning, I have three fingers worth completed. Two more fingers, a ring, the hand and arm bones need to be completed....


Why not?

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Holidays

What a nice holiday.

Gift certificate to my favorite local bead store, Stony Creek Bead,

pedicure from my brother

new Birkenstock's from my brother and his

girlfriend, and new jammies from

Joe Boxer!

We have very quiet holidays.

Today, lunch with friends;

Tomorrow, a date with my husband.

Below, a picture of my niece, Isabel who told me that

my beads were a mess and I need to straighten them.

So she did.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

December Gathering of Beaders

December found our merry gang of beaders in Southfield, Michigan
at Jeanette's home. I don't know how much beading we did,
but we did a lot of laughing and talking.
Here's most of our gang:
front: Sharon, Joanne, Madeline, Sharon and Susie
back: Jeanette, Linda, Liz, Diane and Deb
missing: Sandy, Kate and Joan
Last year we worked on our Round Robin Bead Embroidery project.
This year we are working on Beaded Beads for each other.
Ladies - it's been a fun year! I hope that we all have a great
holiday season and a fantastic 2010!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Rings of Saturn

I've been working on Rings of Saturn (designed by Marcia DeCoster) most of the summer and through the fall. I made the base once and didn't like the way that I was doing it and took it out. Then out again. This last time, it came together nicely. I adapted the chain for a Russian Spiral - time consuming but well worth the results. This is a wonderful kit - nice mix of RAW, peyote and embellishing.