Thursday, February 19, 2009
I signed up for it & have my kit - I have to say Scarlett is really fast at getting the kits out, I think mine arrived with in 3 days of ordering it!
This is an interesting challenge & I did it mainly because I don't make much jewelry & this has pushed me to make something.
I found out about this contest from Liz but over on FaceBook & Liz already has hers done!!
The ideas behind this contest is that we must use the MUSE which is part of a kit Scarlett has put together - I have managed to get the Muse looking how I envisaged it so now it is just beading, beading, beading & you know I LOVE to do that!
We are allowed to share a tease of the piece so I will do that when I get finished!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
The pink beads (both light & dark) are size 15s & I used the one bead at a time style of bead embroidery, I imagine it is similar to seed stitch in thread embroidery... I think the texture is amazing when the beads are applied this way... I first used it when I did my 'Under the Sea' series on the Orange Starfish
This is Tiffany; she is my oldest granddaughter & she turned 20 on January 28th
Tiffany is our miracle child, as she was born with Whilm's Tumor, a rare form of cancer that is related to the kidney & is often not found until the child is around 2 - 3 years old & in many cases it has spread to other organs & or the spine.
In Tiffany's case it the tumor grew very fast & she was only 3 months old when it was removed along with one of her kidneys, it was the size of a baseball. Subsequent tumors have resulted in a third of her remaining kidney being removed so her health is delicate & she will most likely need a transplant one day.
I thank God that Tiff was born in Australia where my daugher lives, the wonderful health care system there saved her life & my daughter did not have to go into debt to pay for her care.
That said, Tiffany is a bright intelligent young Woman & I hope she goes far in life & achieves her dreams
Friday, February 6, 2009
This is my girlfriend Frankie - my November page - Frankie is an animal lover, can you tell?
This is my younger sister Isabell - my December page
I still have to edge the pages & prepare them for the book but I'm getting there - I do need to get the front cover for my book started I guess - sigh - There never seems to be enough hours in a day to do all the things I would like to LOL
I am still working on my January page but it's almost done..
Joe & I drove down to Vancouver Wa on Saturday to celebrate with Melba & Joe's brothers & sister.
Ed's wife Geri is a fantastic cook, so you always know you will get something good to eat & we were not disappointed..