Monday, December 31, 2007


The http://www.etsy-beadweavers/ has their monthly beading challenge fast approaching.

I didn't participate in the last 2 challenges due to family matters, but I'm working on this one and thought you might like to see the process. They might kick my entry out because its not totally bead woven but also includes some bead embroidery and other textures. I'm all about using other findings and making them work. This is what i have so far, check it out and I'll post the progress as I make it.Happy last day of 2007!

Friday, December 28, 2007


. . .with a not completely random act of kindness.It seems that's what some bloggers have started doing. I found this on Carol Dean Sharpes blog, or some may know her as Sandfibers. Carol Dean signed up and won a PIF and posted to give away one from her blog. I was one of the really LUCKY recipients . So this is the concept (verbatim from Carol Deans blog, from Linda's blog who took it from Carla):

Pay it forward rules: I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a Comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange, and who make the same pledge on their own blogs . I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward.I love this idea! It supports the random act of kindness philosophy and gives a boost to handmade, all in one.It'll be fun to see who comments . Life is good and sweet and a whole lot cuter with beads so leave your comments.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Merry CHRISTmas from the Chastains

Well the wonderful season is upon us!

The birth of our Savior.

Such a sweet time of year...

So special the memories...

From our Family to yours..Merry CHRISTmas!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

16th Birthday

Well, my sweetheart daughter turned 16 this week!

wow, do they grow up fast.

Taylor is an amazing kid.She is kind, sensitive and protective. She loves the Lord and His Church.

She has a great sense of humor and is so fun to be around.

She definitely has a unique sense of style and knows just exactly what she likes.

Taylor is a joy!

I'm so glad that she's mine.

Love you, Girl!! mom