Saturday, June 6, 2015

A Time To Stitch 7

I would like to thank  Christine and Therese for once again challenging us to learn and create.  I never thought I would enjoy these "flying missiles" as much as I do!  I immediately went to Pinterest to gather ideas.  Christine and I had a conversation about the beautiful neckwear that we see...loved them but I would probably never wear them.

That led me to learning how to work with beading cabochons .   My first effort was a button that I had laying around.  It was a struggle but once I got it right it "sucked on" the button and wow was I amazed!!

Therese had given me this lovely Succor Jasper stone to work with.
Thank you Thank you Therese!!!
  I loved working with this beautiful stone created just by you!

I love bead embroidery! 
 I just hate making the necklace part!!!
Here's another one I practiced on....I think you ladies have created a monster!!

**someone email me and I lost it...anyways the necklace is a Dutch Spiral  the pattern called for a 4 pattern repeat and I paired it down to a 3 pattern repeat I used Beadalon  wildfire to stitch.**
you can find the list of all the participants here
                                                                                                                   Therese (Host) 
                                                                                                                 Christine  (Host)
I absolutely love you two!!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Flying Missiles

I have been posting!  
 We have been busy though!
When we want to hit the road for a quick get away Madison WI calls our name. 
 A short drive and we both have lots to keep us busy! 
A favorite shop to stop at is Meant To Bead in Sun Prairie. 
 Last time there I treated myself to a class.  
 Blooming Buds is a quick fun bracelet.
  Renee was so gracious and fun to meet.  
I have made a couple more of these for the store.
I need to mention my Angel.
my Mom was always ready for a trip to a casino. 
We like to hit the casino's too and when in Madison always spend the evening trying our luck.
It was late night and I was sitting at a machine that was really hitting...
hubby would pass by and I would give him a ticket to cash out...
he had just left and I felt a hand brush my back....
I turned around expecting to see him back.....
there wasn't a soul around me....
Mom was visiting!
So thank you Mom for the good luck....
I had a great time!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Soaring High

Last weekend we traveled to the Mississippi to watch the eagles.....we sat on the boat eating supper and watching the eagles swoop the water...they were everywhere!  Even at home we have them visiting and as long as they leave the cats alone they are welcome.....