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....