Monday, November 30, 2009

Holiday Gift Game Updated!

It seems as though one of Santa's elves worked on my computer one night. He uploaded 4 more surprise gifts! There is now a total of 17 gifts. Can you remember where you looked before? The new ones might be on a new page or they might be on an old page. Of course I have NO idea where they are since it was an elf that uploaded them. Good luck on your quest!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Bead Novels Review

I just finished reading "Beads of Doubt" by Barbara Burnett Smith and Karen MacInerney and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's light reading; a murder mystery with a backdrop of a bead tea. Barbara Burnett Smith was hit by a car and died before she could finish the novel. Her good friend Karen MacInerney finished the book for her. Her first novel about beading was "Bead on Trouble" which used a bead retreat as the setting. I didn't care for this book as much as I did "Beads of Doubt". Both books are guaranteed not to improve your mind or keep you awake but they are fun.

And then there is "Murder in the House of Beads" A Mystery in Paradise by Mary Jane Forbes. Other than the victim being a teacher in a bead store it has nothing much to do with beads. The murder mystery didn't hold my interest at all. Save your money!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Facebook ad warning

Friday, Facebook will start using your photo in ads that will appear on the profile page of your contacts. It's legal and is mentioned in the fine print when you create your account. TO the following:

Privacy Settings,
News Feed & Wall.
Facebook ads (tab).
Choose "NO ONE" and save changes.


Thursday, November 19, 2009


Suzanne's Maybe Annual Holiday Gifts Game

This year you are going on a treasure hunt. When you see a little gift box click on it. You'll get a pdf file with a free pattern! Many of these patterns are seasonal (both Christmas and Hanukkah) so I'm starting the game early. The game will end in about 4 weeks. Begn by clicking here:

The gifts may be at the top of the page...... or not!!! There are 13 hidden gifts. Good luck on your treasure hunt.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Home sweet home!

We're back at home now. Santa Fe never looked prettier than when we drove in this time. Today is my birthday so I've celebrated by sleeping late and eating green chile breakfast burrito from Tia Sophia's!

If I can work up the energy I'm going to try making a new "bead nest" today. I don't like where I've been working. I need my beads and junk scattered around me where I can reach them.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Headed home!!!!!

I'm going home, Aunty Em! I've been clicking the heels of my ruby red slippers all morning. It worked! Coop was just released and we should be headed to Santa Fe in a few minutes!

Pinon fire in the fireplace.
Green Chile breakfast burritos
Cool air and clear blue skies.

These are a few of my favorite things!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Green Chile Withdrawal.

I'm in total green chile withdrawal. HELP! In Santa Fe we eat green chile on our food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We've been in Phoenix 16 days but it seems longer. Do these people know that New Mexico is the next state and there is tons of green chile grown there? I NEED GREEN CHILE. I need it bad. With any luck Coop will be dismissed Wednesday. When I cross the state line I plan to eat lots and lots of green chile. Can I wait that long???

Beaded Art Doll Competition

Voting has begun for the ALL DOLLED UP: Beaded Art Doll Competition (Land of Odds)

There are some really great dolls this year!