Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday's Hunt - 05/20/2016

Well it is time again for Friday's Hunt put on by Teresa @ Eden Hills
So Lets Rock!!!

For the first hunt we had to find something started with U. That wasn't easy. The first thought was umbrella since we are having some wet weather at the moment. 

Then I thought Under, as in Under the trees: I put a border around them using Picasa.

Next was weeks favorite. And for that I made a collage. They are all plants in my yard, plus the one in the upper right hand corner is a picture of ants coming and going from their hole. And the bottom left one is of a Cardinal that was sitting with his back to me on the fence.

And third is a picture of my daughters cats that we are cat sitting til we take them out next month to her in California. As soon as we get up in the mornings, before we even get a chance to make the bed both cats have taken up their favorite spots on our bed...ever tried to make a bed with cats in it....

That's it for this week. Come back next Friday and I will post more of the Friday Hunt!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

2nd Annual Bead Peeps Swap 'n' Hop 2016

It is time for the Bead Peeps reveal! I am a bit late this morning as somehow I caught the flu bug and have been in bed.

Anyway my partner was Kathleen Breeding from Nevada. She is a very, very busy person. She does commission work for Cosplay out there. Sounds exciting but hard work. Her Etsy Shop is Which stand for 99 Bottle of Beer on The Wall.  Her facebook pages are and A little background on her is she has been seed beading for 3 years, working at Michaels for 5 years. She teaches jewelry classes at Michaels. She has been doing craft shows since 2008 and in 2014 she started taking on cosplay accessory commissions. Like I said. A Very Very busy woman.

This is what I sent her:

This is what I received from her:

All kinds of beads and mixed media items.  It was hard to really decide what to make, so many decisions!


I really had a tough time deciding as I was also doing taxes and was swamped. But I really loved the pendant with red, blue and yellow/green beads, And since she had sent me some seed beads in those colors I decided to do a spiral necklace with the pendant hanging.


In between every 5 inches I put in some clear/crystal triangular beads, just to break it up.

Next she had send some coppery super duos and coppery triangular duos so I did up a pair of earrings with them.

Next I wanted to use the pearls she had sent. They were a deep burgundy/brown and some creamy ones also. I loved how they went together color wise. So I went to Beads Magic to look at the free patterns. I found one called Protaras and it used pearls and seed beads. So that is what I made up. I still have to put the clasp on it, but I can't decide what kind to use.

  The seed beads I got to go with them make it look so rich!

That is all I got finished, but do have some more ideas:


These are the batches I put together and will get to them soon.  For more goodies check out the Beed Peeps Facebook Page.

Til we meet again,

Keep on Beading.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Happy 18th Birthday to My Granddaughter Selena!


The nice thing about being a I get to post all kinds of pictures of my grandkids! I have many, many more, but the ones below of my sweet granddaughter is all I could get my hands on at the moment!

Love you Selena!
happy birthday text

Stock vector of 'Illustration of pretty birthday icecream'

Stock vector of 'Vector Illustration of a Happy Birthday Greeting Card'

Friday, May 6, 2016

Fridays Hunt 05/06/2016

FRIDAYS HUNT 05/06/2016

Again it is time for the Friday Hunt sponsored by Teresa at Eden Hills. Our choices this week are: Starts with S, weeks favorite and smile.

Well for starts the letter S was easy this week for me. I had taken some pictures of a squirrel running around my yard...

For Favorite that was hard. I wasn't sure if I had a favorite but I browsed around and came up with this one. It is a flower from my caladium plant.

And for smile...I had to go way back as all I photographed recently is plants. So this one is of my daughters wedding Jan 2. Her husband is the sailor, the other guy is a friend who was certified to performs weddings!

Thanks for stopping by and for more goodies head over to Eden Hills.

Til next time....


Friday, April 29, 2016


A blogger that I follow, (she has goats and they are the cutest,) has started a weekly scavenger hunt with pictures. I have been wanting to get in, but with the tax season, I just didn't have a chance.

But now I can! Ms Teresa from Eden Hills posted the three hunt items on her side bar on her web page. 1. Starts with R, 2. Favorite, and 3. Texture.

1st was Starts with R

I present my Rose Of Sharon. It is from the back door area at my parents house. I dug it up after they passed. The other day it was full of white blossoms..but today just a few. This is the first year we have really seen it bloom.

2nd is Favorite..and that was hard. My husband has been working on the yard and it is looking good. We have had some of our Amaryllis come up and I do love them. 


And these orange beauties are some Double Bloom Lilies we bought at Walmart. They really glow in the sun.

3rd was texture. That one kind of got me but I went through my pictures and found this textured butterfly in some jewelry that I got for a challenge.

So there you have it. Fridays Hunt. You can hop to her web site and see more entries and look at her goats. They are so cute and fun. She also sells goat soap and other things!  Her name is Teresa and her site is Eden Hills.

Til Next time!!!!!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Ceramic Blog & Hop 2016

Well it is that time again! Lisa Lodge of A Grateful Artist has created another wonderful challenge and hop.  When I signed up I figured I had lots of time....silly me...I prepare taxes (have you done yours yet??) so NO I didn't have lots of time...but I was able to create something. I do think I may change a couple of things, but AFTER tax season is over and I can concentrate!

So without further ado, since I am sooo ready for is what Lisa sent me:

Awesome!!!! BUT I felt it needed some more punch! So I went to the color wheel to see what colors would go with green and orange...and of favorite color - purple! So I went through every purple bead I had, then decided I needed to get some more.

This is what I came up with: (excuse the black. I didn't realize it would show through like that)

I had the green leaf beads so since she sent silver ones and the ceramic pendant was a leaf, I decided to use them. The pendant is orange,. I think I may have been to close with the flash. But you can see the purple in there.

Here is a close up of the clasp and you can see the leaf beads better in the earrings.

Thank you Lisa for another great challenge. I do love participating!  If you want to see more eye candy hop over to her blog for a list of the participants! That is A Grateful Artist.

Have fun ya all...I am going to bed!!

Keep on Beading!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Bead Peeps 2nd Annual Swap 'n' Hop

Well Blogger seems to be working for me tonight..yeah! So I signed up for the Bead Peeps 2nd Annual Swap ' n' Hop and was partnered with Kathleen Breeding of Las Vegas, Nevada! She is super involved in a lot of different activities..just reading about them make me tired. She does a lot of custom orders for cosplay people which sounds exciting to me! I know about cosplay, but I am too old to be involved in it. But it does sound like fun!

Anyway..Here are the goodies I sent.

And here are the goodies I received from her!

 LOVE the shoe!!!

Check out the bullets!!

And I can't wait to get my hands on the embossed paper butterfly!

Arrrgggg....pirate any one?

And the purple and aqua pendant hiding...

She sent so many focals..I don't know where to start...

And these findings, I love the key hole pendant and the one to right of it!

So now I have to get my thinking cap on and decide what I want to do, Once I pull the beads out I want to use, will repost pictures to tickle your imagination!!!

REVEAL TIME IS May 15, 2016!

Til then...

Keep on Beading!