Saturday, May 31, 2014

Say a Prayer for Pixe

I took Pixie to the vet today.  I knew she wasn't feeling well.  The vet clinic was very kind to let me bring her in because they were so busy.

Platelets are down to 80,000.  Normal is 150,000

3 possible causes::

1) cancer
2) and autoimmune disorder
3) a tic connected disease

We'll know more Monday.  Their Xray machine was down today. She has an appointment on Monday.  My fingers and toes are crossed.


Friday, May 30, 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) Beads are selling again, but not on Etsy.  Facebook is my source right now.  That feels good!

2) We've had a couple of very humid days, but, for the most part, the weather has been beautiful!  I wish these days would last forever, but the cycle of life goes on.  Weather changes because it has to change.  I guess I'm okay with that.

3) The Woman Cave has been in use now, and it's great!  I love the Woman Cave! 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

30 Word Thursday:: Breakfast at Panera

Doesn't this look wonderful?
Let me assure you, 
I don't want to know the 
or the 
I know that I will have to

From Erin's Blog::

The premise of 30 Words Thursdays is simple...
Take an image (preferably one you shot, or have permission to use).
Write 30 Words about it. No more. No less.
Post it each Thursday.
Add your link to the InLinkz on my 30 Words Thursday post.
(InLinkz code will be open for one week.)
Enjoy seeing what others have captured by visiting them and leaving a comment.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Body Art - Henna Tattoos

When I was at
I saw many beautiful works of art 
tattooed on women.
Arms and legs were very popular.
One very pregnant woman had a
Belly Tattoo.
It was beautiful!
Here are some of the works of art I saw.

The sparklies are glitter.

Pretty, huh?

There were no needles used.  The glitter was colored glitter.  
Each bit of henna was applied from henna tubes.
Now, are you ready?

Here's my tattoo!

Gorgeous, right?

Here's what happened after the glitter was scraped off.

The color of henna changed from orange to brown, and now,
it's gone.

I love this body art!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Facebook Groups You Should Visit...

 Even though this group is not a polymer clay bead site, I was able to list some of my polymer clay beads because the Group is called

Beading and Jewelry Supplies for Sale.

Click HERE 

to see what else is for sale.  Join the group, and I'll approve you since I am one of the mods in this group. 

Once you join the group, you can see the eye candy, buy or list items for sale. 

Supplies for the Lampwork Bead Artist.

This group is starting to grow.
There are some wonderful listings available, with more glass to come, and it's a great way to either sell or buy
lampwork glass bead supplies.  

to go to the site.

You do have to join, but I'll approve you! 

This set is listed on the
Artisan Lampwork Beads for Sale
to see all of the eye candy
join in the fun!

Monday, May 26, 2014

May We Never Forget....

Thank you for your service.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Artisan Lampwork Beads for Sale on Facebook

I just wanted to show you some of the lovelies we have for sale on
and some of the ones that have already sold.

You do need to join the group, 
but that's easy.
You can join to buy or sell
lampwork glass beads.

Gorgeous eye candy!
there's more!

And right now, if you are a seller, you may have 4 active listings each day until the end of May, so it's time to get over there and join!!!

Friday, May 23, 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) I'm still chuckling about this sign.  Then, I think, "If I were an ice cream sandwich, would I really want to work at Taco John's?

2) The weekend is upon us.  Here, the weather seems to be promising.  My woman cave is up and running.  I hope to spend some time here.

3) Kids are home.  I am blessed!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

30 Word Thursday:: Who's Being Hired?

Suddenly, I wish I were an ice cream sandwich.
Perhaps, then, I'd be hired at
Taco John's.
If I were an ice cream sandwich,
I'd be hired at Taco Johns!

From Erin's Blog::
The premise of 30 Words Thursdays is simple...
Take an image (preferably one you shot, or have permission to use).
Write 30 Words about it. No more. No less.
Post it each Thursday.
Add your link to the InLinkz on my 30 Words Thursday post.
(InLinkz code will be open for one week.)
Enjoy seeing what others have captured by visiting them and leaving a comment.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Pixie Cuteness Day!

The Girl is Standing Up!!!
She can do it!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

New Things Happening on Artisan Lampwork Beads for Sale

New Events Happening on Artisan Lampwork Beads for Sale.

to visit.
You'll need to join to buy or sell, 
it will be worth the visit.

Event #1

Sellers can now have 4 listings per day until the end of May.
If you have beads to sell, this might be a good chance to sell.

Event #2

Color palettes have been posted on ALBFS.
Our buyers will vote to see which one they like the best.
When that choice is made,
bead makers will make beads in the winning color palette.
Sounds like fun to me!

Hope to see you there.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Memories of Art-O-Whirl

My table.
No sales at all.

Jenny's table.
She had sales!!!

I dropped my camera and it fell under his kilt.
No, I don't want to know what my camera saw.

The band played good music!

It was cool as the sun went down.
The fire helped.

I loved this rickshaw!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

I'm at Art-O-Whirl this weekend...

 Jenny's table at
Art - O - Whirl

My Table at

More Photos to follow in the next couple of days.
I hope to get a henna tattoo.

Friday, May 16, 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) The flowers are in bloom.  I love this little plum tree!

2) Spending time with my children is a joy.

3) Big art show today!  I got in!!!!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

30 Word Thursday:: Where Did She Go?

I knew her once,
Many years ago.
She was full of dreams and excited for her life to begin.
And it did.
She grew up and became a woman!

The premise of 30 Words Thursdays is simple...
Take an image (preferably one you shot, or have permission to use).
Write 30 Words about it. No more. No less.
Post it each Thursday.
Add your link to the InLinkz on my 30 Words Thursday post.
(InLinkz code will be open for one week.)  

Enjoy seeing what others have captured by visiting them and leaving a comment.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Spring Cleaning!!!

As I cleaned I opened up my 
I found these wonderful

Isn't this a beautiful bead?
Deb Batten 
Firebird Flamework
made this!

These critters are from 
Nikki Carollo.
The little sheep on the right is named
for more of Nikki's work.
Wait, these are more of Nikki's Beads!
They are her Screaming Aliens!

more of my wonderful collection of beads 
that I found when spring cleaning.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Spring Cleaning:: I'm going to show you some of the BEADS I found!

I'm so glad we have spring cleaning!
Did I really say that?
Yes, I have been so happy with the beads I have found.
It was great not knowing there were beads in a box, 
and there they were.
Many, many of them were from my newbie days.  
And over the next few days, I'll be showing you more of what I found, but here's one I'm really proud of because it was from my
Newbie days.
My First Fish.
This is 
She has a broken fin, so she'll never leave home.
She was a good sized fish. 
She's 32mm x 35mm
I'm surprised I  made her on my low power

Times have changed and so have I, but I still like 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Just Want to Show you a Few Things You can Find on Facebook...

These two sets can be found on Facebook at this link::

You might have to copy and paste, but you'll see some amazing beads.

These two sets of beads can be found at this link.

Have fun browsing through all the beads!!!  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bead Soup Blog Hop!!! Reveal Day!

This year my Bead Soup partner was 
Leslie Schenkel
of Twisted Chicken Beads

You can find her on FaceBook
Leslie's Website is
And Leslie's Blog is

If you recall, 
I received some great beads from Leslie!
Here's the link to the blog post about the beads.

Now, it's time for the Reveal.

Thank you, Leslie!
This was fun,
and I have a beautiful, new bracelet!

Lori Anderson, Hostess

Tina Bosh                        
Kristina Hahn Eleniak       
Kari Asbury                     
Kris Binsfield                   
Cheryl Gangle                  
Amber Dawn                   
Michelle Wigginton           
Kayla Potega                    
Becky Pancake                 
Debbie Rogers                   
Jenny Kyrlach                   
Genea Crivello-Knable       
Deborah Read                   
Julianna Cannon                
Lisa Liddy                        
Debbie Rasmussen            
Iveth Caruso                     
Rana Wilson                     
Corrie Williams                 
Linda Anderson                
Miranda Ackerley             
Andra Weber                   
Loretta Carstensen            
Penny Houghton               
Tania Hagen                     
Robin Reed                      
Laurie Vyselaar                 
Rachel Baron                    
Erin Guest                         
Emma Todd                                  
Kelly Schermerhorn                  
Dana Hickey                                  
Rebecca Ednie                             
Marybeth Rich                             
Sherri Levinton                            
RaMona Woolson                      
Jo-Ann Woolverton                   
Audrey Belanger                        
Candida Castleberry                  
Renetha Stanziano                    
Carolyn Chenault                        
Toltec  Jewels                              
Diana Welte                                  
Jean A. Wells                                
Bev Breisinger                             
Autumn Adams                           
DiYana Alcalde                             
Patty Gasparino                          
Karen Mitchell                             
Regina Santerre                          
Dhea Powers                               
Jayne Capps                                 
Keri Lee Sereika                          
Melissa Trudinger                      
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca                    
Jeanne Steck                                
Carolyn Lawson                           
Kay Thomerson                           
Maybeline Tay                             
Jackie Locantore                         
D'Arsie Manzella                         
Jacqueline Marchant                
Beccy Peterson                           
Katie Nielson-Nunez                 
Heidi Kingman                             
Andrea Glick                                 
Rose Johnson                              
Nicole Demore                            
Marti Conrad                                
Marianna Boylan                        
Mitzie Crider                                
Christa Murphy                           
Alisa Siceloff                                 
Maria Rios                                     
Tracy Martin                                 
Nan Emmett                                 
Jelveh Jafarian                                
Ali McCarthy                                 
Jennifer LaVite                            
Dolores Raml                                
Valerie Kravette                         
Bobbie Rafferty                          
Kathleen Breeding                     
Kristi Brokaw                                
Lisa Suver                                      
Natalie Moten                             
Jami Shipp                                     
Diana Shiraishi                             
Heather Otto                               
Ghislaine Kruse-van Erp          
Lisa Knappenberger                  
Charlene Jacka                            
Patty Miller                                   
Sandi James                                  
Marianne Hurley                        
Cris Peacock                                 
Andrea Rivers                              
Gloria Allen                                   
Kandice Seeber                           
Janine Lucas                                 
Sandy Richardson                       
Hajer Waheed                             
Cynthia Abner                             
Peggy Johnson                            
Tina Holden                                   
Julie Bowen                                  
Heather Richter                          
Sarah Strover                               
Kimberly Idalski                           
Sandi Volpe                                  
Tandra Boyer                               
Klaudete Koon                            
Michaela Pabeschitz                 
Mea-B. Uebler                            
Mandi Effron                                
Evelyn Shelby                              
Shai Williams                                
Natalie Davidson                        
Evelyn Duberry                           
Eszter Czibulyas                          
Sylvia Lupberger                         
Divya N                                           
Blanca Medina                             
Ginger Davis Allman                  
Chris Eisenberg                           
Katja Benevol Gabrrijelcic       
Jodie Marshall                             
Margareta Saari                          
Menka Gupta                              
Dian Hierschel                              
Kashmira Patel                            
Christina Miles                             
Inge von Roos                              
Sam Siegel                                     
Gina Hockett                                
Linda Newnham                         
Enikö Fabian                                 
Dorota Żerańska                         
Shalini Austin                               
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens          
Silke Groeber                               
Birgit Klughardt                           
Rebecca Anderson                    
Niky Sayers                                   
Stefanie Teufel                           
Rosantia Petkova                       
Alenka Obid                                  
Jacqueline Keller                        
Sam Waghorn                              
Jackie Ryan                                   
Kumi Fisher                                   
Joan Williams                               
Stephanie Weiss                         
Elsbeth Fuchs                               
Johanna Nash                                        http://
Natascha Marty                          
Sarah Goode                                
Agata Grygiel                               
Jeannine Vetsch-Bokstaller        
Rebecca Sirevaag                       
Magdalena Sikora                      
Ana Krepel                                    
Saskia Letta                                   
Beth Emery                                   
Lizzie Clarke                                  
Evie and Beth McCord              
Marcia Dunne                              
Agi Kiss                                           
Esterina Jagiella                           
Judith Johnston                          
Jenny Vidberg                             
Klaudia Toth                                 
Merja Sundström                       
Colleen Vinthagen                     
Leah Curtis                                    
Giorgia Rossini                             
Sandra Wollberg                         ‎
Annica Larsson                            
Johana Nunez                              
Krafty Max                                    
Lori Schneider                              
Mary Govaars                              
Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi  
Maddison Langford                   
Ginger Bishop                              
Birgitta Lejonklou                       
Lesley Watt                                   
Doris Stumpf                                
Marjolein Trewavas                  
Silvia Sernicola                             
Roxanne Blanc                             
Wendy Chamberlain                 
Siobhán Keogh                            
Claire Fabian                                 
Katrin Fenzke                               
Eva Wills                                         
Kathy Lindemer                          
Bridget Torres                              
Marina Passarella                       
Christina Hickman                      
Tammie Everly                             
Ana Cravidao                                
Keren Panthaki                           
Jennifer VaBenschoten           
Solange Collin                              
Marina Kosović                            
Michelle Tucker                          
Sue Rennie                                   
Claire Lockwood                         
Barb Solem                                   
Caroline Dewison                       
Noemi Baena Roman                
Marsela Schroth                         
Amy Severino                              
Vonna Maslanka                         
Andra Marasteanu                    
Cherrie Warzocha                      
Amanda Wacasey                      
Marcy Lamberson                      
Lisa Johnson                                 
Gail Vanderster-Zwang            
Laurie Keefe-Cecere                 
Asri Wahyuningsih                     
Laurie Ament                               
Lilik Kristiani                                  
Stephanie Haussler                   
Deb Fortin                                     
Kelly Hosford Patterson          
Katy Heider                                   
Christine Stonefield                  
Dagmar Liebisch                          
Sandra McGriff                            
Sheila Daniels                               
Rossana De Gaspari                   
Cory Tompkins                            
Sonya Stille                                   
Judy Riggs                                      
Lora Bright                                     
Tina Noonan                                 
Shawn Price                                  
April Grinaway                             
Cheryl Roe                                    
Pam Hurst                                     
Shirley Moore                              
Emmanuelle Roué                     
Tammy Adams                            
Kristin Oppold                              
Catie Doman                                
Sheila Prosterman                     
Cheryl Foiles                                 
Stephanie Perry                          
Barbara Fernald                          
Debi Dufrene                               
Kathy Stemke                              
Anne Betenson                           
Chris Haussler                              
Catherine King                             
Andria Poole                                
Sherri Stokey                               
Sharyl King                                    
Donna Millard                              
Gayle Dyck                                    
Gen Smith                                     
Deanna Cox                                  
Beti Horvath                                 
Rose Rushbrooke                       
Arlene Dean                                 
Maria Rosa Sharrow                  
Deborah Apodaca                      
Veralynne Malone                     
Stacy Alderson                            
Eva Sherman                                
Cassi Paslick                                  
Cindy Boissonneault                    
Linda Sadler                                  
Louise Glazier                              
Susan McClelland                       
Kathrin Lembke                          
Susanne Stelljes                          
Terry Jeanette Carter                  
Susan Kelly                                    
Kim Paige                                       
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell         
Annita Wilson                              
Tracey Leeder                              
Elizabeth Bunn                            
Allison Fitzpatrick                       
Tania Spivey                                 
Ilenia Ruzza                                   
Lauren Potts                                 
Lynn Jobber                                  
Lee Koopman                              
Carol Wilson                                 
Elizabeth Woodford                  
Deb McKinnis                               
Rochelle Brisson                         
Shari Replogle                              
Janeen Sorensen                       
Kat Barron Miller                        
Elaine Robitaille                                     http:/
Darlene Fortier                            
Leslie Schenkel                            
Kym Hunter                                  
Leslie Wayment                          
Beckie Robison                            
Hannah Trost                               
Kim Hutchinson                           
Liz Engriser                                    
Diah Anggreni                              
Monique Urquhart                    
Kim Williams                                 
Theresa Buchle                           
Susan Bowie                                 
Pam DeBoer                                 
Skylar Bre'z                                   
Janet Loomis                                
Tari Kahrs                                       
Nancy Smith                                 
Erin Grant                                      
Barbara Mason                            
Karin King                                      
Mary K. McGraw                        
Mandi Ainsworth                       
Jasvanti Patel                               
Donna Conklin                             
Karen Jones                                  
Lori Finney                                    
Sheila Davis                                   
Sabine Dittrich                             
Nicole Valentine Rimmer        
Marge Beebe                               
Michelle McCarthy                    
Chandra Merod                          
Nancy Olliver                                
Alison Sachs                                  
Kay Mallery                                   
Beth Petricoin                              
Marta Grabalowska                   
Clare Etheridge                           
Heather Marston                       
Ann Rishell                                              Http://
Cece Cormier                               
Shannon German                       
Mary Ellen Merrigan                 
Cheryl Brown                               
Mary Hicks                                    
Judy Robinson                             
Danielle Kelley                             
Cate van Alphen                         
Patricia Buchanan                       
Billi R.S. Rothove                         
Laura Blanck                                 
Pam Traub                                     
Fay Wolfenden                           
Kristi Harrison                              
Karen Martinez                           
Sarah Singer                                 
Megan Tillery                               
Dana James                                  
Rachel Stewart                            
Valerie Cook                                 
Debra Gibson                               
Pat Haight                                      
Rachel Stanley                             
Sandra Pendragon                     
Anja Schultz                                  
Sharon Driscoll                             
Lecia Woessner                           
Kitty Durmaj                                 
Donetta Farrington                    
Bonnie Coursolle                        
Laurie Wirth                                  
Lori Callahan                                 
B.R. Kuhlman                               
Karin Grosset Grange               
Rebekah Payne                           
Lori Bowring Michaud               
Jael Thorp                                      
Patty Woodland                          
Eleanor Burian-Mohr                
Susanna Lehto                             
June Butt                                       
Melissa Muir                                
Laney Mead                                 
Tamera Norris                              
Andrea Trank                               
Marie Covert                                
Valerie Tilghman                         
Jean Baldridge Yates                 
Sierra Barrett                               
Patricia Robitaille                        
Leanne Loftus                              
Sally Russick                                  
Mallory Hoffman                        
Dini Bruinsma                               
Marde Lowe                                 
Hannah Annear                           
Patty Johnson                              
Valerie Norton                            
Ann Sherwood                            
Staci Smith                                    
Jen Purple                                     
Ruth Szapa                                    
CJ Bauschka                                  
Karla Morgan                               
Suz Hamel                                     
Laura Guenther                          
Elisabeth Auld                              
Martha Aleo                                 
Shiraz Biggie                                 
Brendalee Astells                          
Heather d'Entremont                   
Kelly Morgan                                
Lori Blanchard                              
Susan Kennedy                           
Rain Hannah                                 
Janice Warden Bergeron         
Melissa Packer                            
Jana Haverty                                
Cindy Ritchie                                
Marianne Baxter                        
Denise McCabe                           
Sharon Palac                                 
Cathy Buckley                              
Jennifer Van Horn                      
Crystal Rector                              
Susan Walls                                   
Penny Neville                              
Lisa Cone                                       
Heather Davis                              
Michelle Escano                          
Carmen Lau                                  
Janet Borzecki                             
Rhonda Hagerman                     
Katrina Taylor                               
Molly Alexander                         
Nicole Rennell                             
Chris McGilvery                           
Erin Prais-Hintz                            
Dawn Williams                             
Kate Dufour                                  
Robin Lynne Showstack           
Elizabeth Hodges                        
Adlinah Kamsir                            
Carol Dillman                                
Christine Hansen                        
Andrea Frank                               
Tracy Stillman                               
Denise Petersen                         
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom       
Madonna Liza Cruz-Comia      
Suzann Sladcik Wilson              
Terri Gauthier                              
Alicia Marinache                         
Barbara Bechtel                          
Hannah Rosner                           
Keren von Hoeren                      
Lea Avroch                                    
Maire Dodd