Sunday, May 29, 2011

I Heart Macro



My Sunday morning walk is postponed today due to wind, rain and lightning....so a few of my older favorites....








The helpers are inside today too....not enough room on the couch for all of us!! Ever try typing with a 20lb cat on your chest? Have a great day!


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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Date Nite


It's date nite Friday nite........


No sitter to be had............

So the whole family goes out to supper............

Where we going.........
Are we there yet????????


So orderly and behaving well.......


Home again....... Home again........ Jiggity Jig



Our free Friday nite date night entertainment.........Ha Ha!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Do Over.........Jewelry Blog Hop


Today is a day of great excitement for me....the first jewelry challenge I have participated in!

Thank you Jeannie for sending us your treasures so we could play.

In Jeanie's words ...... Here’s how it works:
I will send you an old, tried, boring piece of my jewelry for FREE and you will work your magic and turn it into something beautiful and amazing.

I had several packages of beads arrive the same day as the jewelry. When I opened the package I was confused. My first thoughts were I sure as heck didn't order this and someone goofed up big time. Then it dawned on me...the challenge! I can honestly say that the color orange challenged me.



I played with a focal I got in a bag of junk jewelry at the flea market, I played with some of my Grandmothers bead necklaces(a duffel bag full)...nothing was pleasing me. I browsed Etsy, my Silpada catalog....then decided to go the the Vintaj gallery hoping I would find some inspiration. I started looking at necklaces when I saw my name in the description of one..... I had given Betsy one of my washers as a thank you when I took the Arte Metal Madness workshop. I am so honored that she used it to make a beautiful necklace. Bingo!!..off I went to sort through my washers.








I hope I have changed orange into something beautiful and amazing.

Now please go visit all these lovely people who participated!!(Jeannie has posted for those who do not have a blog)


Jeannie
Sally http://www.wireworked.com/
Dagmar http://kokopellidesign.blogspot.com/
Donna No Blog.....Jeannie
Lisa http://lucidmoonstudio.blogspot.com/
Erin http://treasures-found.blogspot.com/
Lesliehttp://www.madmaggiedesigns.blogspot.com/
Shannonhttp://www.formysweetdaughter.blogspot.com/
Nikyhttp://silverniknats.blogspot.com/
Diane http://www.dianehawkey.com/
Barbe http://www.barbesaintjohn.blogspot.com
Elisabeth http://www.beadsforbusygals.com/
Lori http://www.PrettyThingsBlog.com
Lindahttp://lindalandig.wordpress.com/
Jamie No Blog.....Jeannie
Pam http://ferrarioriginalsyahoocom.blogspot.com/2011/05/do-over-challenge-blog-hop.html
Nancyhttp://nedbeads.com/
Kim http://www.kimmykats.blogspot.com (you are here)
Marci http://www.moosepetals.com
Charlene http://clay-space.com
Christenehttp://www.onekisscreations.blogspot.com


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Pieces

I have signed up for my first jewelry challenge and have been working away with my pieces ...tune in tomorrow for the reveal!



Meanwhile my good friend has been keeping me busy with projects for herself and friends.....and I must say thank you to her for promoting my work ...she really is a gem!






My sister is a Silpada consultant....so I cheated and treated myself to a beautiful necklace.....I at least made myself the earrings to go with it!

Fishing


You too would be licking your lips.....


If you had a bucket of minnows just ripe for catching!





Raindrops


My walk about this morning after a night of WIND and rain.....my coral bells are starting to bloom. They brought me a welcome surprise.....my first hummingbird sighting. Now to sit and wait for a photo op! (remember to click on the photos to enlarge them)

Lots of other flowers just opening this Windy morning....try macro shots with a good stiff wind!






My little friend I uncovered when I decided a few weeds needed to go!


The tree is a little mad at me for putting it outside a little too early....but making up for it with lots of blooms all of a sudden!


Bob as always was my faithful helper.....


Taking pictures is hard work.....






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Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Walk On Sunday....

Love and Peace....
my message to you with a heart raindrop and the peace sign



I realized that I was showing up in the raindrops...



My fern and hosta bed is coming along nicely...




The new residents are growing ....





The ditch phlox weeds.....they are so pretty along the roads



my lilac's



A sunflower seed that my Cardinal has been throwing around!




I guess dandelions can be sort of pretty...


Tiny dancers...

Last years flowers....





My redbud tree...




Oh I had my helpers following me...








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