I would like to introduce you all to my BSBP partner for this year. She is the talented ands really cool....Sherri Levinton of Cutter Gazette. She is extremely versatile and I can not even begin to imagine how she finds the time to do all the things she does. We do seem to have a great deal in common from our initials to the fact that we both have boys the same age, and we are both red headed. One of the things Sherri does that I just love is the Baby Planner. How exciting it must be to work with a couple on making everything ready for a new baby....I love it! She graduated from the NY Institute of Art and Design, and can also help you design the rest of your house not just the nursery. She is a great jewelry designer and also seems to be an expert in paper crafting and scrap booking. She has made some fabulous wire crochet necklaces.
Look at these beautiful tag she made to put on her Christmas gifts. She would probably just die if she were to see my Christmas gift wrapping.....I just write their names on the paper with a sharpie... LOL!
She wrote me the nicest letter on her blog, when I read it I felt an immediate connection to her. That is one of the things I just love about participating in Lori Anderson's BSBP.
This is my fourth time participating in the Bead Soup Blog Party. And what a party it is.... there are over 500 participants this year. How Lori and her Husband do this I have not a clue. I personally want to thank them for taking on this monumental task. I love meeting like minded people and making new Internet friends, that perhaps I one day may meet in person.
Please check back often as I will be posting the soup I receive from Sherri, which is already on its way to me!!! Yea!
I am still working on Sherri's soup but plan on having it in the mail Monday/Tuesday so I will also post about what I sent her....I am hoping she loves it.
I am still around, alive, and kicking. I have decided that I have been absent long enough.
There have been a few changes in our house. I have started working after almost 10 years....wow that is a long time. Right now it is just part time. Our boys attend a small K3-12 the grade private Christian school. We absolutely love it and this year I am serving on the board. This has been a wonderful experience. In December the board needed to make some changes and I began working part
time teaching first grade reading, writing, spelling, and math. For those of you that don't know I am a certified teacher. I started in January and really love it. I have a small class with only 7 students. Makes it a fun group.
My Husband and I started a non-profit organization Hunting For The Cure about 2 years ago and it is really doing great. We are hosting our first turkey hunt this month.
I have suffered from back pain for several years and it has gotten worse. I also have this past year or two been having various other pains and issues. I finally went to see a pain specialist and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I have begun some new medications and although things are not great they are better.
When Lori posted that it was time to sign up for the BSBP again I thought oh I think I will just sit this round out.... well.... that did not happen. Lori has assigned partners and I have been in contact with mine and will introduce you to her this week....I hope.
Although I am a bit late.....better late than never....someone once said! Welcome to the Second annual Octoberfest hosted by the lovely Rita of Jewel school friends. I participated last year and it was a wonderful blog hop.
I just love this time of year, weather starts to get cold, or so we hope and pray here in GA. My favorite holidays, etc.
Noah and I went on a field trip with his K-3 class to the pumpkin patch.
I just love that sweet smile!
Making corn angels.
Time to find the perfect pumpkin! He probably picked up every pumpkin in the patch.
We had a Halloween party for the kids and they had a blast! We pitched the party tent and had square hay bales for seats. I made a big pot of chili and hot dogs and lots of spooky treats that we did not take any pictures of....duh!?! I always take pictures of the sweet things I make.
The kids reached in the primitive head and got some candy.
Look bottom right and you can see me dressed as Fiona, my Husband was Shrek. At this moment I was making some cotton candy. I got a $40 machine from Amazon and it was a big hit!
Jacob was a Knight and I am pretty sure it was just because it had a sword and shield. He is the blond one in the middle.
make. Noah, my other Knight, is the little one bottom left. He insisted on wearing his red Georgia Bulldog hoodie! Always a Dawg fan!
Sorry I am late joining in the fun. Will be visiting blogs next week as this weekend we are having our second annual cancer hunt for our non-profit organization, www.huntingforthecure.org. We let kids with cancer come for the weekend to hunt, fish, enjoy the great outdoors, and just have a great carefree weekend.
I know some of you out there in the big blog world are shocked to see that I have finally posted a new blog post. It has only been 6 months....not THAT long, LOL! I had a really busy summer with the family and both the boys are now in school. When Sally Russick made the announcement that she would be hosting a cabochon blog hop I thought this is just the thing to get me back to blogging and participating in challenges, hops, etc.
Well, I was sort of right....
I did start a design, I just have not finished it yet.
I made the cabochon with resin. It is a faux dicroic glass. In the picture it is really difficult to see how pretty it really is. I back stitched it to some Lacey's stiff stuff and then did the suede backing in black. I did a netting stitch around the cab. I plan on making the chain of the necklace using St. Petersburg stitch.
As you can see in the above picture, I already started these smaller cabs, and planned on using them with this design, not sure if that is still going to happen. I now see the focal piece with just a simple black stitched rope/chain of some sort.
Please visit all the participants, I am sure they all have beautiful creations. I will post pictures of mine once completed. Thanks to Sally for getting in back in the groove, although it is a slow process, I suppose it is a start.