Saturday, March 31, 2012

Margarita .....Ms Sally

     It's Saturday the Colors of Spring Blog Hop!

  The very talented Ms Sally Russick invited all of us to celebrate the new Pantone colors.  I chose Margarita...  I am going to be honest and say I had a creative brain freeze with this challenge.  I just couldn't seem to get my inspiration flowing.  Those 5 beautiful beads traveled many miles through bead stores trying to get something to jump out at me.  I decided I needed to do something out of my comfort zone so here we go...........
beautiful crazing of the enamel

The beautiful  margarita lentil  created by Sally

sunny skies, blue waters touched by the icy margarita
I am going to have fun wearing this all summer!!
I actually had another design made but it just wasn't  what I I tore it apart the other night and started over.  This design grew on me each day a little more.....

I waited to take pictures to make sure......

It wasn't very beach like here in Iowa this morning...overcast skies and quite moo moo (courtesy of my friend who really does go to white sandy beaches) and bare toes were a little out of place!!!

   Thank you so much Sally!  I will hop with your beautiful beads any time!!

Please go visit these lovely blogs to see what inspired them!

Host: Sally Russick

Therese Frank
Kim Bender

jlynn jewels
Christine Altmiller
Sweet Lilac
Cherrie Fick
Jenny Vidberg

 Sabine Dittrich
Hope Smitherman

Solar Power
Nicole Rennell
Erin Fickert-Rowland

 Bell Flower
 Patti Vanderbloemen
Kristi Bowman

Shannon Chomanczuk
Elisabeth Auld

Alice Peterson
Donna Bradley

Sodalite Blue
Kristi Harrison
Cilla Watkins

Tangerine Tango
 Lesley Watt
Maryanne Gross
Susan Kennedy
Courtney White Breul

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Key Bling and Clay Hearts

I have been busy blinging out my keys........



I love using up all the bits and pieces of  my vintage finds

Clay and Ink hearts.....these are so much fun to make and very good sellers!!  The inspiration as I  mentioned before comes  from my Bead Trends Magazine...artist Donna Bradly



Love the colors coming from these old crystals.....

So that's it folks.....loving the new features that Picasa3 has come up with

Monday, March 26, 2012

Oh Mother Nature you are playing with us

I happened to catch my boy looking so pretty on the porch Sunday so I had to sneak a few moments away from my beading projects ......

Oh my it is way too early to see the fern peony buds..........and as I was trying to snap this picture this little guy came buzzing along...
I hope you have been enjoying the nice weather.....I have been looking at it from the workroom....the weeds are getting  bigger....the grass is growing......and my pile of finished projects....not growing so fast!!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

It's a Drive

Pikes  Peak  looking over the Mississippi River
Whew....a lot has been going around the kimmykats house.  Believe it or not I still am battling the   " crud" Dr and I have become very attached... the Mr had throat surgery.... then my yearly appointment gave us some problems to attend to.  After days of waiting for test results for  the both of us  we received great news.  We decided a little get away was deserved. We are so fortunate to live  about an hour  away from the Mississippi River and all its glory.  We headed north to the Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota border.  The banks of the river are full of limestone formations and beautiful scenery.
The lock and dam area near Guttenberg IA

Pikes Peak looking back at Prairie Du Chein WI
We live amongst the fertile fields of corn and soybeans so it always amazes me  to visit the hills and valleys of Northern Iowa.

We drove as far as Winona MN before heading back south through the Root River scenic area.

Lanesboro MN

The many towns we passed through were still a bit sleepy from the winter but, come summer will be bursting with bicyclists, fisherman, canoes, floaters......
we had beautiful blue skies and warm weather to celebrate all is well.