Monday, November 26, 2007

November Challenge

I belong to an incredibly talented group of beaders known as the Etsy-Beadweavers.

We have started a monthly challenge and invite everyone to vote on their favorite piece. I was unable to participate this month because of family commitments but went and voted for another wonderful piece( I won't tell which one!!)

Go visit our blog and vote at

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thank You!

The world of Beaders is such a fine place to be. I have found such wonderful friends among the Etsy beadweavers. It is a compassionate, friendly, giving and supportive team. Guess what? If we were to pass each other on the street, we wouldn't even know each other, except of course Wolf. She has purple hair! Carol Dean Sharpe has been one of my favorite cheerleaders as she unknowing lit my fire when I first entered the waters of Etsy and Internet sales. Sweet Regina didn't blast me in the forums when I asked what beading thread she used. Mary Lou graciously gave up the directions to her favorite stitch when I asked.It is amazing to be online talking and chating with the people that are in my favorite bead magazines. It is so fun to be at Barnes and Noble flipping through bead magazines and be able to say "thats by Beverly" I know her then to flip the page and know another name.This is a huge THANK YOU to a wonderful group of women known as the Etsy Beadweavers!! Check out the Beadweavers blog at

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Bliss! - Not Going to Work

Don't get me wrong, I love my job working with my kindergarteners, but to be able to get things acomplished at home, Success.

We got The 10 ft. Christmas tree up and decorated yesterday, the 5 ft. topariary is decorated, the door is decorated, Taylor got her small tree started, so today will just be finishing touches.

Maybe by tonight I can pull a few beads out.

Have you ever heard a song that you can't here enough of?

Brookes and Dunn have a song call " I Believe" That song is a kicker for me!! I could listen to it over and over. It is so real and gut kicking. If the holidays are getting the best of you listen to it for renewed strength!!Happy Tuesday!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Thanksgiving Break - Thankgoodness!!

I thought It would never get here, but alas, Thanksgiving Break. I've started putting up the Christmas decorations, I'm decorating the Church for the Holidays and a Women's CHRISTmas event that we are having, my daughter turns 16 on the 5th of December and the house is still up for sell!!

With all of this going on my mind is still whirling with beading ideas!!

As I walk by the cabinet that houses all of those little creatures, I have to stop and pull beads out and draw sketches so that one day when I HAVE NOTHING to do I can start beading again.

For those that Read the blog My dad is doing fine and has no plans of missing out on Christmas gifts. Thanks for the prayers and thoughts.