Wednesday, December 29, 2010
And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Friday, December 24, 2010
I wish you all a wonderfully Merry Christmas many many creative dreams for the New Year. May you be filled with Health and Joy and Happiness.
See You Soon
Monday, December 13, 2010
I couldn't resist this title. It stems from a question I asked myself after a long fun conversation with my sister. She suggested that I get a sketch book and some colored pens and design my jewelry ( and doodles and etc) and keep the designs in a book. My problem is that I don't really plan out ahead of time what I am going to create. For years I designed (home) landscapes and flower beds (on golf courses Like this one at LCC)
Do you plan out what you are going to do, or do you let the wire and beads, or paint and brushes, or even flowers and shrubs decide what the end product will be?
If like me, you don't plan anything, do you find it frustrating trying to follow a pattern?
I appreciate all of your answers to last week's question about preferences, and I hope you don't mind more questions... ( I promise this is not a quiz). I just really want to know are there others like me who don't plan, or should I start trying to be a little more methodical.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Melissa, I'm your fan.
I also love these "snowflakes".
Silverheart, I'm your fan.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I am planning to stretch mine out a bit, then on Monday, I will post pictures of the pieces I have been working on.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Lately as I have been trying new ideas for jewelry and other creative endeavors I have wondered, What do ya like best?
Also 1 more question...
do you prefer things "folky and rustic" or refined and precise?
Just wondering you know how these inquiring minds can be.............
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Well, it is finally beginning to get cold now. Not that I would have been disappointed if it had not, it's just that being a gardener and wanting to grow things year round ( or whenever it suits me) the first frost is something that is looked forward to and yet dreaded at the same time. Is it just me, do any of my other gardeners out there feel this way too? I know there are places where this little event happened months ago, but for us, it really is right on time and I feel as though I haven't saved/cut to root enough plants just yet. There is still room in the greenhouse to walk between the plants so I can't possibly be done right?
Today, as I bought firewood I thought, ok what else can I cut and root before Sunday. Sunday (when our temps will really drop) is scheduled to be our first "killing frost" so I am trying to cut and root everything I can between now and then. I really should be outside and writing this later, but right now I think I will stay cozy or maybe I meant to type lazy.
I am starting lots of lantana ( 4 varieties)
Maybe it's just me, but are any of you out trying to save plants before the cold zaps the life out of them? I will keep you posted, maybe my experiments will be successful this winter and in the spring, I can show you lots of new ways to propagate things......................
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
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Sunday, November 21, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I lift my eyes to you, to you whose throne is in heaven. As the slaves look to the hand of their master, and the eyes of a maid look to her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he shows us mercy.
Friday, November 5, 2010
I love this tip about growing onions indoors too. My sister told me about starting them in a dish of water, but mine just rotted. I like this idea. ( maybe it is just getting to keep a little pot full of dirt in the house all winter. LOL) My Byrd house, I am your fan too
This post about growing an indoor herb garden is right up my alley too. I really need more light in my kitchen, but I am sure if I try I can find a stray clamp light. This post talks about basil, thyme and sage, but I would have to add oregano to my list too. If you have a sunny ( or bright) spot in your home check this post at re-nest.
Hope everyone has a great weekend, I am hoping to get into the studio and work out a few designs.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I am thinking $ 68. would buy some new flush cutters and round tip pliers, not to mention some wire and beads and all kinds of " toys" to use in my studio.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Ok there are less than 60 days until Christmas, but then who's counting?
What? less than 2 months? Just think if you are paid bi-weekly, there are only 3 pay checks left between now and then. ( That is a scary thought). Anyway it is incredibly motivating for me. I have to get busy. My sister and I have decided that handmade is the way to go for us this year. She is wonderfully creative and loves to make all kinds of things, and I love to make things, so this year we have agreed to go handmade. The girls in the family of course will get jewelry, but what about the guys and the children?
Well, "almost" all of the guys in the family are now able to drive, so I am thinking maybe a key chain like this
would make a great stocking stuffer and hand made book markers like these would be an ideal gift for the avid readers in the bunch.
The children though are a very different story. We have 5 little ones ( under 10) on the Christmas list this year. What do you make for little ones from 1-8 years old? Any ideas? Are you motivated yet?
Friday, October 29, 2010
I don't know where this week went, or how it got to be Friday so quickly without my noticing, but I have found some favorites for this week. Hope you like them.
I love this bird!
By now all of my gardening friends know I love Lantana! It has a weird smell and the little hairs on the stems can be very irritating, but from late spring until the final killing frost, it blooms non-stop. Butterflies love it and skipper moths find it irresistible and this shot
Mom Snaps captures it's charm. ( don't tell my hubby, but I am secretly seeding it in any available space in my garden). Lantana stays full of flowers of all colors and ready to provide a meal or just a resting spot for some breathtakingly beautiful creatures. Mom Snaps, it's Friday and I am your fan too.
Hope everyone has a great weekend.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
One of the things I have really enjoyed since I have started making jewelry and Blogging, is that I see what other designers and bloggers are doing as well. I love commenting when I can and getting comments, and so often I see so many things that I really, really like, but for some reason I can't share them at the time. I'm your fan Friday came out of that need to share pretty things and great ideas. On Friday's I am planning to gather some links to things that I have really enjoyed during the week and feature them here. This friday I am your Fan:
Bits n Beads by Gilliauna
I am also a big fan of Dana over at Dana's jewelry designs. I love tutorials of any kind and Dana posted one this past week that made swirls and curls look easy, ( I am still having a hard time keeping them even.) Dana also makes awesome jewelry pouches and Gem Trees. You can find her work at Artfire. Take a minute to check out their shops. I think you will be certain to find something you like.
Take a minute to check out their shops. I think you will be certain to find something you like.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
the cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together.
This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one
wounded their closest companions even though they gave off heat to each
other and they began to die, alone and frozen.
their companions or disappear from the Earth.
they learned to live with the little wounds that were caused by the close
relationship with their companions, but the most important part of it was the
heat that came from the others. This way they were able to
perfect people, but the best is when each individual learns to live with
the imperfections of another and can admire the other person's good
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Unlike most other tips I have posted on Tuesdays, this one isn't really about saving money. Well, maybe it is depending on how you look at it. I recently took a trip to Gatlinburg, Tn to meet some family and I had a great time while I was there. Everything was decorated for the fall season and as I was shopping in the "Village" for some cinnamon bread from the Donut Friar, I couldn't help thinking how creative some people are. I know that decorators are paid to design displays and it is a year round job, but I never would have thought to make scare crows like these...
I guess the tip I had in mind is to look around and see what can be used in place of something else ( in this case silly "store bought" scare crows.)
Monday, October 18, 2010
OK, it is Monday, I have taken off almost 2 full weeks, having a blast, going on road trips, meeting family etc, but now, it is time to get some new projects going. The weather has turned cooler and there is nothing in the world like October at the beach, ( unless maybe it is April at the beach). I have been picking up shells,
watching pelicans and sandpipers dive and play.