Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bead Soup blog party....sorry


I am so sorry but I was unable to get my designs finished in time for the party.  Please visit my sweet partner Sherri Levinton at
Please also visit Lori Anderson's blog.



Friday, May 9, 2014

Bead Soup from Sherri!

I want to share with you all the soup that my partner Sherri Levinton sent me for Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Party. 
This is mix of glass beads. I love the colors.

Here is a mix of metals.

some memory wire

An initial charm.  Sherri and I share the same first initial :)

These are cute felt flowers Sherri made for me! 
 Sherri wrote me a nice card and included some pics.

 I love the handmade name card and sweet box she sent. 

Here are the items I sent her.
 I made the pendant and toggle.  The pendant is a Teresa Walker design. 

This picture shows the entire soup.  Czech glass, fire agate gemstones, beaded beads, wire wrapped beads, wire mesh lace, dyed howilyte beads. 


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Introducing my BSBP partner.....

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.
Talk to ya soon!



Monday, March 10, 2014

Slowly returning. ...

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 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.

Here is hoping we start meeting regularly again.