Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Working on the Beads and Back to School

Well, we are almost there. Back. to School. That means back to "real" work for me. I'm a Kindergarten Assistant so I'll be meeting a room full of 5 year olds next Wednesday. My own children will both be in high school this year. One will be a Jr. and one a freshman. It should be an exciting year!!
Once school starts I have less free time to just play with beads so my goal this week is to get several projects bagged up and easy to grab to work on at tennis practice or lunch.
I love doing beaded beads.
This is my newest piece. It features one beaded bead and two ceramic beads on a cable necklace.
We were in Macon last weekend for the State Jr.s Tennis Tournament. Jordan played with the Summit team. They did great, and we had a blast.This is a picture of Jordan and Taylor waiting for his match.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Happy Birthday to You!

It happens every year. And, its a good thing, otherwise we'd be dead, BUT ....
Man my kids are growing up SO fast!!
Jordan had his 15th birthday last week.
Of course we have been celebrating for a week,
Everything we do he says "I get to choose, I'm the birthday boy"
the thing that is so crazy with him is that he is growing so tall!
I'm really short, Keith is Average height but my grandaddy and Keith's grandad were both 6 ft. I've got several uncles that are tall and one of my brothers got that tall gene.
So, were looking for a little height here for the tennis game.

I've just finished the most adorable necklace.
It has 3 beaded beads.
Then it has 4 vintage flower pom pom things made out of rick rack!
Straight from Mayberry!!
My friend Natalie found them for me and they were too cool not to use.
This is all linked together with silver tone chain.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Ever have that weird dream about being on the 6 flags ride that goes out of control and your left spinning all over the place?

That's how the summer feels.
It seems that now its here, it is passing by all too quickly.

As most of you know that read my blog or know my jewelry, I love to use odd things, thrown away bits, junk actually, in my jewelry. This is a little medallion that I found in the bottom of a junk bag. I hope that I did it an honor. After I had the medallion finished it was quite a process to finish the piece. I lie the way it turned out. Not too delicate and a little Gothic I think.
I've got a new piece started - a little something I found on my walk the other day!

This is a picture of the tiger lilies in my back yard. I got these years ago from my mother who got them from my grand mother.I think that they are one of my favorite flowers..

Have a Blessed week!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Thanks A Million...

We had a wonderful 4th of July!

Thank you to all of our men and women that serve in our military so faithfully day after day.
Thank you to all of the families of those in the military.
Thank you to all of the government leaders that support a strong military.
Thank you to all of our Founding Fathers that fought so hard for our Freedom.
Thank you to God our Father for protecting our Country, and for keeping His hand of protection on our Country.

These are a few of the pictures from our 4th of July Parade.
Still a small town...
still safe...
still thankful.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

July 1 - Summer time at its best

I love summer!
Could be because I was born and have lived my whole life in the south.
The sounds are different,
there is nothing like hearing those crickets and cicadas.
the smells are different,
grill out anyone?
fresh cut grass,
chlorine from the pool!
My summer has been filled with beading,
working in the yard a little,
and keeping the tennis player on his game!!

Here are pictures of Jordan at GA TECH for tennis camp.
Wilson trying to stay cool in my flower beds.
The newest beaded pendant.