Friday, June 19, 2009

Two more....


Did you think I forgot the other two new e-Books? Nope, I just don't know how to put more than two photos in a post! You can see the other two news ones here. To quote Porky Pig"That's all folks!"



Help! I'm chained to the computer and I can't get loose! OK, so I'm really not chained but I might as well be. I've been working on completing some e-Books. I have four new ones on my Bead Patterns 24/7 web site. I've lost count of how many I'm working on. It won't be too long before I see the men in white coats coming to get me! Remember that old song "They're coming to take me away"?

I've also totally revised the web site with button links to make it easier to navigate. I seperated things like bracelets
for peyote stitch and bracelets for loom. Check it out and see if you like it!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Chicken Fried Steak

"Only a rank degenerate would drive 1,500 miles across Texas without eating a chicken-fried steak." -Larry McMurtry

At long last, a blog with good recipes for Texas food! It's called Homesick Texan. While I am a happy resident of New Mexico and not homesick for Texas I do miss a good chicken fried steak. it's properly cooked in an iron skillet and NOT in a deep fryer! Check out her recipe index. Just the titles will make your mouth water. Many thanks to my friend Bonnie Brooks for sending me the link to this site. Now if I could just get someone to cook for me I'd be a really, really happy New Mexican!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Old patterns

I've been going through my old files this week. Some of the patterns I found were done as far back as 1995. Some are horrible, some are good and some will be good with lots of work. It's fun to see what my interest were at various times. One theme runs through all the years. Yes, it's Southwest. Big surprise.... not! I've been interested in Southwest art for many years, even before I picked up my first brush and attempted to paint with oils. That interest has followed me through my studies of painting, metalsmithing, stained glass and now beadwork.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Flower garden.....

I can't bead. I can't cook. I can't do housework. All I want to do is work in my flower garden! My geraniums are doing beautifully this year. I bought a big Heliotrope plant that has the most beautiful purple flowers on it. It seems to love when I planted it. I know nothing about the plant but I'm hoping it keeps blooming all summer. I could Google it and find out but I'd rather keep hoping for blossoms. I've planted several things, mostly in the reds and purples with some pink and yellow. It's pretty darned pretty if I do say so myself, and I do!!!