Saturday, September 20, 2014

Listing Saturday:: I Challenge YOU Today:: How many Blessings Have You Been Given Already?

A friend of mine (Deb Batten) once said to me::

"Not every day is a good day, but everyday has good in it."

The GOOD in each day are blessings you can see in the moment.   We'll talk about the other "blessings" another time--the not so good things that happen to us.  Believe me, they can be blessings in disguise.

So, here's my challenge to you.

Take 10 minutes and write down all of the obvious blessings you have been given before you read this post.

If you like, share your list in the comments section.

Here's mine::

1) My basil is still growing strong!  I'll have frozen basil to use this winter when I cook.
2) The day is almost over.
3) I had a delicious supper tonight.
4) I was able to get in and out of Target without overspending.
5) I have some wonderful friends.
6) The provolone cheese is delicious!
7) The dishes are being washed in the dishwasher.
8) I have two wonderful children.
9) I found some jeans that fit.
10) I was able to make some clay beads today.
11) I was able to arrange it so that I can participate in the Beads of Courage Event tomorrow.
12) I will be able to meet an "online" friend who has just moved to Minnesota at the event! 
13) She's a lovely lady.
14) It might rain tonight.
15) I bought some M & M's!  Shhhhhhh! Don't tell.
16) It will cool down tomorrow.
17) I can wear my new shoes.
18) I can make beads.
19) I'm downloading the new IOS8
20) Pixie might not sleep with me tonight.  She's comfortable on the couch.
21) I enjoy writing this blog.
22) Autumn is starting to look beautiful!
23) I ate some M & M's!  (Don't tell.)
24) I'm ready for bed as soon as the Ipad is finished.
25) I'm just plain happy tonight!

What are your blessings so far today?  Inquiring minds want to know!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Three Beautiful Things This Week

Three Beautiful Things This Week was inspired by a wonderful blog that Three Beautiful Things. Everyday, Clare writes about 3 Beautiful Things that happen each day in her life. It's a wonderful blog! I can only hope to imitate her in a very small way.


1) Jenny had a wonderful birthday!  We had a great time celebrating it!


2) Lucy's now makes Gluten Free Ginger Snaps!  Yes!!!!


3) I was blessed to win a scholarship to Heather Power's (Humblebeads) new online class!  Thank you, Heather.  (More about this next week!)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

30 Words Thursday:: Kare-uh-Mel or Car-mul?

I don't know how you say it,
 but I say 
Car-mul.
I hear people say
Care-uh-mel
and I wonder where they learned to talk like that.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Do You Think That Featuing "Sea Themed" or "Beach Themed" Items for an Early Decemeber is Too Early?

Fine Print:: Not really, but...
The photos you see will be photos of prototypes I am working to develop.

I'm working with polymer clay as I work on these beads.  The beads are not finished yet.  I'm being drawn to beach or sea themed beads.

I have a show in early December.  Do you think it's too early to feature pendant shells?  Should I focus more on Christmas beads?  I'm not sure.

I also plan to make glass sea themed focal beads. 

What do you think?

My show is a 3 day show during the first weekend of December.  


My Friend, Deb Batten, takes the most amazing Photos!!!! Just wait until you see them!!!!

Deb and I have been friends for about 7 years.
The odd things, well, maybe not so much in our world of technology,
we've never met in person.
Yes, through the magic of Facebook and other sites,
I do know what she looks like.
I also know what a wonderful beadmaker and seamstress she is!
And
she.
is.
an.
amazing. 
photographer!!!
 
Deb pretends she doesn't like pink & far prefers orange- but it seems that when it comes to flowers she is just a wee bit of a pink girl.....
See, what I mean?
Gorgeous!


I wish I had her talent!

Like, is this amazing or what?
I can almost feel the textures in this flower!


Breath taking!
Right?


Last but not least, the butterfly flower!!
So real and lovely.

You can see some of Deb's beautiful glass beads if you click



Thanks, Deb, for letting me use your beautiful photos!