Monday, February 18, 2008

Rain, Rain and still more Rain!!

Rain rain go away come back another day!'s rain so much in the last couple of days I feel like I should be forming webbed feet! In some places it's like rivers have formed!! Oh least it's not snow!!!
I can't wait! Tomorrow is our meeting for the guild. We have "Bead Daze" Wednesday thru Saturday! Our teachers this year will be Huib Petersen, Stepanie Eddy, Marcia DeCoster, Dallas Lovett and Rachel Nelson-Smith. Tuesday night we get to meet with them. Usually they have question and answer period.
This year I'm taking Huib's "Sweet Pea" necklace. The picture of it is just goreous. It's a butterfly on one side and sweet peas on the other side. Just beautiful. This is a two day class, because it is worked diagonal and tubular peyote stitch, plus herringbone stitched is used in the neckband.
Then Friday and Saturday I'll be taking Dallas Lovetts classes. Friday is "Phonenix Rising" pendant. Saturday's class is "Crystal Symphony Bracelet". Both classes centers around Rivolis and sterling silver with seed beads. I just can't wait!! We've been trying for along time to get Dallas to teach at out guild. He's a very popular teacher!
They're all great teachers! Actually, Stephine Eddy was the first instructor that I had taken a class with, after joining the guild. Last year I took three of Marcia DeCoster's classes. She's a very good instrustor.
Can't wait to see what kit's that I can buy from these teachers. many beady little time!!
I think I better do some beading......I'm working on a necklace from the FEB/March issue of "Beadwork". It's a Marcia DeCoster's design called "Moonlit Rose".

Sunday, January 27, 2008

I can't believe it!

Jan 12 2008 was National Weigh-in Day! (I think that's how they call it), so HAP had Weight Wise class, so I went in the morning for it. It was nice, they had a healthy continental breakfast and a guest speaker. Plus they had nurses to take your blood pressure, scales to weigh yourself, etc. They also gave you a couple of books. A cookbook and a workbook to help you keep track of what your doing and hints on how to achieve them. Which is real nice. Well, I left there a little early because Kmart has a New Day Your Way campaign. You get weighed in (which I was 6 lbs lighter on their scales! hmm). the first 50 people per store gets a free gift. Which was coupons and a workout DVD. What I should really say, it's a DVD that has three 10 minute workouts...which is really nice. and a chance to win some prizes!!

So, I figured why not! It wouldn't hurt to lose some weight. I am going on a cruise in October 08. I would like to look nice in a bathing suit and shorts! Also, tried of seeing pictures of me so big! OK...let's not run myself down and get discouraged here!

So, yesterday, Saturday the 26th. I went in and got weighed and I lost five pounds. I just watched what I ate. Tried drinking more water. Now I need to start some exercise! Truthfully, I'm surprised that I lost. The night before we had our monthly meeting of the Loomatics. And there's always these great munchies!! Deb brought these chips that she gets from Canada. They are soooo good! Somebody else brought in herb olives and cheese. Somebody else brought brie cheese!! (like they said at the Hap meeting, if you have to have it, half it!)

The meeting was great. It's always fun being with these ladies. The conversations always turns over so fast or there's two or three different ones going on at the same's just a hoot!

We're doing a Round Robin Bead Embroidery Project. It's interesting what each individual person started on for their project. Me, I did the Sun and my astrological sign, which is Leo, in the center. Hopefully they'll put their signs around or who knows any sign. Maybe even a stop sign! I shouldn't say that. It'll give BadLiz some ideas! Liz is doing a moose, gee I wonder why? Sue is doing her hand. (both of these ladies blog are listed to the right) One is doing sheep, another an owl scene, a snowman and I really don't remember what else. I should have scanned mine before passing it on. This way I could have posted it, but know I won't see it again till next year!!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

It's time to play catch up

Gee that BadLiz went and left another comment! Gee what's a person to do? LOL No really, she's a beading buddy and good friend! The picture to the left is the beading group I belong to. It's part of the "Greatlakes Beadworkers Guild" that I also belong to. They are some great beaders and good people to be with!

I also wanted to show what I had made for Christmas gifts (07) for some other friends of mine. I took a class with Anne Severine on Oct 19, 2007. It was her class for "Wild Roses Necklace" and on the 20th I took her class for "Saraguro Triple Triangulos Necklace". So the gifts I made are the two pictures (should be up top). I made five of the "Wild Roses Necklaces" and five key chains (yes, I know there's only four of each in the picture) and eleven pairs of earrings. The other necklace I referenced is for personal wear, hopefully I'll get it scanned and post it. Better yet, maybe I'll create a photo site of the jewelry I have made.
For Christmas my DH gave me a Rotary Tool and three kits from Ann Bensons site.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

HMM What a friend

My friend, not going to mention any names (bad*), left me a message and said...promises promises. I wonder what shes trying to say?

Monday, January 07, 2008

I can't believe!!!

I can't believe I finally got logged on! It's been awhile since the last time I've journaled. (I know 2 years!) But I promise to keep it up.