Wednesday, November 29, 2006


A few pictures of beads I made recently. I just took them out of the kiln. It's such a rewarding feeling. Especially rewarding since some of them didn't come off the madrels...big, big bummer. This set is one of my favorites to make, lots of color, I'm keeping this set for myself...
A couple Christmas sets, for a couple special people.
Pinks...plain and with frit. One little light green set.
The browns, the bottom set is a custom order, hope she likes it! The top set again, is mine!
Some teacher sets, the big round bead in the middle is a large hollow bead, so much fun to make.
Last night was the Dixie Chicks concert. Wow! I really think they are better in person! I was so impressed with Natalie Maines voice, and the harmony that the sisters bring to each song is just amazing. I don't even know how many instruments those girls play, unbelievable!!! Great concert, great company. Mom even went!!! Dazzling us with her sparkly Christmas sweater. Good times.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

pilgrims & indians

Yesterday was the Thanksgiving Feast for my kindergartner...all of them were so excited to put on their head dress or collars & hats. I wonder if the pilgrims and indians ever found such colorful things sprouting from their potatoes...they were so pretty and weird, I had to take a picture!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Monday, November 20, 2006

let's celebrate

Oh boy, oh boy! We lost a tooth! "I lost my first tooth and it's Friday night!" If someone noticed, he let them know by flashing a big smile, that he had lost a tooth. The toothfairy brought a "one dollar coin!?!?!" Grandma was a little offended when I said the toothhfairy left a dollar...apparently, she felt it should be more like FIVE!!! This is just the first of many! Oh to be six again!
Yipee! Yipee! I finished my felted slippers! I don't think I have ever been so pleased with slippers. They are so comfy. My quest for perfect slippers has ended! I just have to pick out the wool and get to work on the next pair!!! These knit up very quickly and are easy if you follow the pattern. I will admit, when I first read the pattern I wondered if I was in over my head. The pattern reads, row by row, you literally can't mess up, unless your sticky note loses it's sticky. I asked my husband if he wanted a pair,he said, "not really." He thinks I am overly concerned with his footwear. fine.your.loss.

Friday, November 10, 2006

good times

Can you feel the love? This was our 2nd Toby Keith concert. His performance was outstanding. In the last couple years, since the new arena opened, I have gotten increasingly picky about who I see in concert. Is is just our arena that gets unbearably loud? I have to use toilet paper to soften the volume. I know, I sound like a geek, I made my 11 year old son stuff some in his ears! (I think he let is "drop" out "accidentilly!" Toby's concerts are always such a blast. I like his voice and the way he writes songs. Poor guy, his "new" belt broke during the concert last night...the stage hand had to take it off stage, he could have just called me over and I would have been happy to help!!! ...a big shout out to Amy today, sorry you had to sit for "Who's Your Daddy!?!?!?!" so.sorry.

Only one more concert...Dixie Chicks at the end of the month...then I'm done for a while!!!

Friday, November 03, 2006


This lovely pile of stuff is for classroom projects. Here is where the insanity begins! Coordinating this takes many people and many hours. All of this needs to be done before Christmas, so I can enjoy myself. I am much more organized this year and ready to get these things done! I enjoy doing the projects but they really cut into my "personal stuff!"
My goodness, this looks really green! In real life, it's a very pretty shade of green. This scarf is from Nicky Epstien's Knitting Over the Edge, I used Elsebeth Lavold's Angora. It is a really easy knit and the angora is dreamy to knit with. I have to admit, I don't follow directions very well and tend to "figure out my own way of doing things." The loops would have been much cuter if I had followed the directions.....I still probably would have tied them together. The slip stitch down the middle of the rib really gives the ribbing some definition. All in all, I like the scarf.

Thursday, November 02, 2006


i've tried two time to upload some luck. I was so pumped to luck. Maybe later