Monday, November 24, 2008

Fish and holidays

It's a sure sign I've gone off the deep end when I worry about not feeding the little fish on my blog. Poor little fish. With any luck I'm caught up on some "have to do" projects so I can get back to blogging.... and feeding little fish.

I started doing Christmas shopping last week. What a pain. We went to Albuquerque Friday to shop. The wind was blowing about 978 miles per hour so nothing got done. Saturday I ran all over the city trying to find one stupid present. Sigh. 

Tis the season to be jolly. Tra la la la la la la phooey!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Beading again

It feels soooooo good to be back in the beading mood again. It's finally getting cold so I've been sitting by the fireplace beading. I've been working on one of my goofy ideas the past few days. It is taking a lot of tweaking to get the pattern to fit. I think I'm close to having it right..... she says hopefully.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Birthday present

Coop bought me an Amazon Kindle for my birthday and I'm more than excited! Of course I may go broke downloading books. What the heck, I already spend a fortune of printed books! Yes, today is my birthday. I'm 21 finally so I can drink legally. If you believe this I've got some oceanfront property in Arizona I'd like to discuss with you!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New ornament!



I just finished another of my This Side Up ornaments. This one is called "Hearts & Flowers" and while the flowers are obvious you have to search to find the hearts. They are in the fringe. Fooled you! Do you think I'm hooked on making ornaments? I do.

My button


Bonnie bought me a delightful button at the Folk Art Museum so I wanted to share it with you. Isn't it wonderful?

Monday, November 3, 2008

Bead/Chile Fiesta

The Prodigy Bead/Chile fiesta was wonderful fun. I'm feeling lonesome for everyone today. I'm counting the days until next year's gathering. I lost my camera so I don't have photos. That's the bad news. The good news is I found the camera this morning under a pile of clothes in my suitcase. Once again disorganization rears it's ugly head! Mary Tafoya has a post on her blog and hopefully she will have more photos soon.

Thursday night some of the beaders arrived and met for dinner at Tortilla Flats.  Things got rolling Friday with a poly clay collage class by Jan Jones. Bonnie Brooks and I did a wee bit of shopping Friday. OK, so Bonnie did more than a wee bit but who's counting? Rita Sova joined us for lunch at Clafoutis French restaurant. We had a wonderful lunch and pretended we were in Paris. Dinner was at The Shed. Yummy! Mary did a class on making silver wire earrings. I had no idea one could make so many variations on an ear wire.

Saturday Sally Ingram taught a class in making objects with buttons and thread. Did Bonnie do more shopping? Maybe just a wee bit more! Out dinner was at Blue Corn Cafe and afterwards Rita Sova showed us more tricks to use with the Versa-Loom. Saturday night was Girls Only Night with No Boys allowed back in the beading room. Did we get a big case of the giggles? Maybe!

Sunday afternoon Bonnie and I went to the Museum of International Folk Art. I wish we could have stayed all day. It was wonderful. They had a beautiful gift shop too so Bonnie did even more shopping! Dinner was at Harry's Roadhouse.

And did I do any shopping? I'll admit to spending a bundle on delicious chocolates at The Chocolatesmith but that's all I'll admit. You just never know if Coop might read my blog!!!