Sunday, January 31, 2010

Remembering Mom

Mom died eight years ago tomorrow. Complications of Alzheimers. I wasn't able to be at her bedside when she died, but I was able to say a sort of goodbye on the phone. I hope she heard and knew how much I loved her. Like my dad and all my sibs, I miss her presence in the world, but I feel she would have never wanted to live on into more advanced Alzheimers. We miss you Mom! Hugs and Love!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Beadwork

Well, New Year's Resolution of weekly blogging has not panned out, but I'm going to at least keep trying. Meanwhile, daily beading seems to be going well, as well as the diet (6.5 lbs. in 6 weeks). Have been having a wonderful long between semester break with my son, who will return to college on Sunday. I'm working on a series of beaded feathers, this is my latest. This is the technique that Suzanne Cooper taught during last year's bead retreat, the pattern is hers, also, but my next one is going to be a modified Celtic knot that I've been working up for years.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Finished Medallion

Today, on the way home from a dr. appt. in Santa Fe, my son Jake told me he thought the medallion needed fringe-leather, not beaded. Since Jake is normally a no frills kind of guy, I decided that he had to be right about this. So that's what I did-leather fringe and a simple leather cord necklace. Yep, I think he was right on the money with this one! Hope my friend likes it!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Beadwork for a friend

I'm not even sure he'll like it, but he wanted a medallion to wear to NAC meetings, and I came up with this. Haven't figured out what sort of necklace to hang it from, perhaps a simple leather thong, more likely a beadwork and leather mix.
Anyway, it's my first piece of the year and I rather like it.

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year's Resolutions

Scant posting from me at the end of the year. Bad Blogger!!!
New Year's Resolutions:
1) keep plugging away at the weight watchers (lost 5 lbs in december!)
2) blog at least once a week
3) exercise at least 3 times a week or walk 10,000 steps/day 3-4 times a week
4) work on the novel...hehe maybe even post excerpts here
5) strive to accept the changes that life seems to keep providing
6) work on a website
7) beadwork at least 3 times/wk.

So, random reader(s), any resolutions?