Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Anyone want to guess........

what I get to do this weekend? That is if it does not rain all weekend. We have been trying to get this tree taken down for about two months now and the tree guy finally got here today. He of course said he was surprised it had not fallen it was so brittle. Now we get to cut all that wood and get it split to use this winter. The chore for the next few nights and weekends as I need help from hubby to do it all.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

On the road...

first thing in the morning. I am headed out to Marshalltown Iowa for the Bead Bash. The show starts tomorrow afternoon and goes through Saturday afternoon so make sure to come and see me if you are in the area.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I have not decided...

if these beads make me think of a summer sky or a crystal clear winter one. One way or another they are much brighter than the nasty day we are having around here. It has rained the last two days and now it is actually getting cold.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A focal.........

that I made to go along with the "With a Grain of Salt" series of beads. This is a big lentil shaped bead a good inch and a half across.

Friday, September 18, 2009

With a Grain of Salt.....

is what I am calling these new beads. They started out as frit beads but the raised stringer just needed to be added. Lots of different shapes in the 5 different sets.
Thought you would like to see a close up.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Knitting Project

Thought I would show you what I have been knitting these last couple weeks. Granted I am not making much progress but I am ready to make the heal and I sort of have a fear of that part so am working up to it. I got the yarn while I was in Florida this spring. I did not realize that it was going to stripe so nicely but am really liking how it is coming out.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

We're off to Sioux Falls

We are headed out to Sioux Falls first thing in the morning for Saturday's Sidewalk Art Festival. And these are some of the beads I am taking with me.
Why are we headed over there so early you might ask ? Well it is to go shopping. The book store the yarn store and anything else that might suit our fancy. Although after hubby buying the jeep he does not get to drag me to the Harley store any more. I said one toy was enough.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Hot Tin Roof....

is the name of this new series of beads. They are black, transparent gray, and opaque gray. And they are the hardest things to take a decent picture of. The transparent gray is just dark enough it does not want to photograph as transparent and makes the beads look solid almost.
This picture of a single one of the sets seems to show off the beads better. I am glad as they are headed for Etsy in just a little while.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Ring, ring...........

Flower rings to be exact. I have been meaning to get these done forever and finally made them up the other day. A customer bought a bracelet from me where I used one of these flowers as the clasp and she wanted a matching ring. I did not realize just how hard they are to make a specific size.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Art Bag

I spent this afternoon finishing up my Art in the Bag project. I started this bag way back in May and the knitting has been done for some time although I have to admit I left the shoulder straps for a long time as they were pretty boring to knit. The bag itself was a lot of fun.
Today I got the silly thing lined with this nice floral fabric. There are even pockets on the inside. Now to get the box addressed and it shipped off for the auction.