Saturday, November 23, 2013

Coyote by my house.

Months ago I posted about a deer eating our tomatoes and a bear found not far from out house. This morning a pretty young woman knocked on my door. She apologized for coming into my yard uninvited. She had a darling dog with her that looked like a small collie. She asked if she could take a stick she found in the yard. She said a coyote had been following them. I looked up and saw the coyote running down the "donkey path" street by our house. I didn't know coyotes were so large. I also didn't know they could run so fast.

Thankfully Sam and Sassy were in the house. I shudder to think what would have happened if they had been in the yard.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Super-extravagent-wonderful turquoise and silver necklace

Remember  my super-extravagent-wonderful turquoise and silver necklace I mentioned in my last post? Have you wondered how it turned out? So do I!!! I tried this way and that way and the other way and just couldn't get the look I wanted. The components are sitting on a lap tray and occasionally I hear them smirking. They think they have defeated me and for the moment they have. Will I try again? Of course I will. 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Dental work over!!!

At last I'm finished with my horrible dental work. The only good thing about the experience is that I lost 20 pounds. I really don't recommend it for weight loss but I'll take it if it comes!

I've been designing and uploading patterns to my bead-patterns-24-7 web site. Click the "newest" link on the upper right to see the new things.

Now to start my super-extravagent-wonderful turquoise and silver necklace. I've made it in my mind several ways so I don't which one to make for real.



Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Bead/Chile Fiesta

Tomorrow begins the 18th Annual Bead/Chile Fiesta and I can't wait! I may not sleep a wink tonight. My good friend and roommate for the B/CF will arrive at 11am. I know we will have a great time.  As always we will keep our room perfectly straight and our beads organized..... NOT!!!

It's hard to believe that this is our 18th year to gather in Santa Fe for four days of beading, learning, eating and giggling. Once again Nancy from Cape Cod will travel father than anyone else to be here.

Mary Tafoya will give a class on Expoxy Resin Clay, Bonnie Brooks will teach bead crochet and I will teach Soutache techniques. Our classes are all FREE so we are guaranteed to get out money's worth!

Let the games begin!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Santa Fe is becoming a ZOO!

Just a few days ago I posted about a deer eating our tomatoes. This wouldn't be unusual if I lived in the country but I live in the center of Santa Fe. Today this Black Bear found it's way to an area about 4 blocks from my house. A bear? Yes. Not a bead but a bear! It was tranquilized and will be released back into the forest.

A deer.

A bear.

What's next? a Hippo?


Monday, August 27, 2012

Doe, a deer, a dog-gone deer!

I live a few blocks from the Plaza in Santa Fe. I don't live in the woods. Imagine my surprise when my neighbor e-mailed a photo she took of a deer eating our tomatoes. Doesn't the deer realize it's in the city? Perhaps the "street" beside my house fooled it. Yes, it's gravel and isn't really a street. We call it the donkey path. That's Santa Fe for you!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Third Phase - De-Stashing Sale

After a great visit with my daughter Ali and her children Olivia and Cooper I'm back to working on the third phase of my de-stashing sale.  I had NO idea I had so many beadwork books. I've been gathering them from the early 80s. I found some duplicates. How did that happen? I hope to have items ready soon!