Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hello again! It sure has been a long time since I have updated my blog. A lot has happened since I last was here. I got to bead on 6 wonderful dolls in a Round Robin. Myself, Jena, Kathleen, Karol, Ann, Gail and Dian all had about a month with each one to put some beads and love on and into them. There were 2 different Round Robins going on at the same time with one hostess Ralonda. 7 beaders and dolls in each group.
My doll Aponi (Native American for Butterfly) came home more beautiful than I could have imagined. She was a birthday present from Ralonda to use as my RR doll because I don't sew. She is on this blog as birthday prezzies, she was neckid then, but look at her now.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My Birthday Prezzies

It has been so long since I posted here. I didn't even post my birthday prezzies that I recieved from my dear friend Ralonda in Texas. She sent me a butterfly doll to use for my round robin, a face to go on it, a wonderful tea bag that was used for a calm night in my room after a nice bubblebath, some beautiful pink pearls and cathreal beads, and a lovely pair of earrings that I wear quite often. I love all of it and it was the only prezzies I recieved this year.
I am putting a picture of all of it on here.
I have been busy trying to figure what I want to do with Gail's round robin doll. There are a lot of things I want to do , but I can only do so much on it and leave some for everyone else to bead on.
I finished Dian's. I wasn't happy with what I did with Dian's doll, I was trying to go with the picture she sent with it that inspired her to use that doll. After seeing the picture of her up on the net, I wanted to redo it. It does look better in person. I will add a pic of it too.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

My birthday dolls

I have been wanting to bead a mermaid, so I decided to bead a mermaid for my birthday doll for the BAD group I am on .

Well being as I am a Gemini and my sign is the twins, I decided to do twin mermaid dolls. My wonderful friend Ralonda sent me the 2 mermaid dolls for me to bead. The next thing is to think of color.

I chose green for one of the maids, because I am still green in my doll beading. She wears a pearl belt, pearl being one of my birthstones.On that belt swings a heart, because of the heart scare I had this year. it was fun beading her, but I don't think I like doing the sequin thing, I am glad to be finished with that .

The next one is blue, she stands for all of the blue moments I had during the year and she wears a headband of red coral , it stands for finding out this year that I had a problem with blood pressure and had to be put on meds for it. She also has a belt of pearls.

They are not Identical because I don't feel like myself at times , I fell a little different.

Their treasure chest contains more pearls, my other birthstone Alexandrite, gold, because I am in my golden years . A stone for each of my 3 children and my 6 grandchildren. It also has a crown in front because of a past boyfriend, he used to call me "The Queen " or "Queenie" and I received from him crowns (tiara's) for different occasions. So I have a bunch of them. I also wanted to have something to do with my Yorkies but just couldn't fit them in.

So this is the meaning of my birthday dolls for this year, even though they are 6 days early.

More pics of my roses

Sunday, May 25, 2008

My Roses

Climbing up the lattice Mark did for me for Christmas.

See how pretty

And they smell wonderful.

OH gosh how I am going to hate summer. I like Spring. Everything is new and beautiful. Except the pollen , so I guess there is something with every season. I really like the Winter, I don't mind the cold but when people have problems with the ice storms, I feel for them.
Don't have a lot to talk about, seems like when I put something up on the net, I offend some people.
I have been working on my birthday dolls, they are mermaids and I have a little scene going , I will be putting up pics in June, and the explanation of why I used certain colors and things incorporated in them.
It's to hot here to do anything, already in the 90's and my air conditioner is not working. Boy what am I going to do in the Summer?

Friday, April 25, 2008

Second puzzle piece

Hello everyone,

Well after the upset with the heart thing, I decided to finish my second puzzle piece for the BAD puzzle challenge. Her name is Donoma and it is an Omaha name meaning "sight of the sun".

It really was a challenge to stick with one color. I like a lot of color , but not working with one only. I really think she looks like she is sitting crossed legged. I am more fond of her than I am of Jiggy.

I have been talking to Ralonda on the phone and she is such a sweety, I was so happy to hear from her. The day we talked , when I returned from the Dr. there was a package from her. A RAOK, two little mermaid dolls to bead for my birthday doll.

On BAD which stands for Beaded Art Dolls (it's a Yahoo group) we are encouraged to make a doll for our birthday that usually tells a little about what is going on in you life that year.

I have been wanting to do a mermaid doll, so I thought ...humm I am a Gemini and they are twins so I need to do 2 , the pearl is my birthstone so it works out great.

I am going to get started on them soon , it is going to be more like a scene than just a birthday doll.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Puzzle Piece Doll

I finished my puzzle piece doll for the challenge on Beaded Art Dolls group. I think he is the funniest looking piece ever! I call him 'Orange U. Jiggy with Rock and Roll shoes', I call him this because I did his shoes in rock chips and put larger beads on the toe and heel of his shoes like roller skates.
I put on a pretty little lace flowerette and remembered that it was supposed to be 100% beaded so I busted out the size 15's and filled it in.
This challenge was a challenge because I don't care for orange beads to much, I still don't care for them , but understand they do have a place in the bead world, I will use them on my pieces from now on.
Because I finished early , I am going to do another one but this time I will do a yellow one. Another color I don't use often, especially the main color. I will be doing a different piece, not mirroring this piece on the back as some are doing. I plan on displaying them on a shelf and if I do the other side I can't display them like I want .
So I will putting the yellow one up when I finish it, who knows these pieces may end up with siblings of different colors...hummmm or maybe not!

Saturday, March 8, 2008


Well , when I started this blog , I said it would be weekly but probably end up weakly and it has .
The BAD group has decided to do a puzzle piece doll, but flat not full and fluffy like me. I am really excited to start this one , we were assigned a color, I just happened to pick #3 one of my lucky numbers, but it turned out to be a color i don't really care for, orange! The group did an orange challange before I joined, so I have some inspiration.
We rented a car this weekend so we could get out and grocery shop and do other things. My thing is to go to thrift stores and pick up on some cheap materal, also to go site seeing and window shopping.
Oh course after having such lovely weather while shut up with no transportation, when we finally get to go somewhere, Mr. Winter has shown his pretty/ugly side , I love snow and don't care if it ices when I am home bound, but when I want to go out I want pretty weather like we were having, hey at least the sun is shinning and I am waiting for the lazy bugs to get up so we can head out.
We went out yesterday and the thrift stores were closed , I guess they had a snow day off, but the roads were clear. So I am going to try again today. I am also going to Little Rock, but before going there I am going to stop at the bead store in the little town next to me . I thought the ladies that opened the bead store in my town closed , well, they just moved to a better location. On the main street instead of behind the post office.
OK I'm off of here to take off shopping, I will post a pick of my puzzle piece later, I have to cut it out and I want to dye it instead of it being stark white.
Bye for now the lazy bugs are stirring.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

My cane

Back when my youngest son Mark was 10 yrs old(now 25) He went out in the woods and cut me a cane because I was hurting in my back and I would walk with a mop around the house. It was really pretty with a twisted handle and all, he carved MUM in it and we stained and varnished it.

Later on in years he said "Mom you bead everything" . I was just getting into free form beading so I decided to bead some on the cane, this is the results. He loves it, I love it and everyone that has seen it loves it. I was offered $200.00 for it one time, but no amount of money could buy this act of love.

I decided to cover it with things you find in the woods, and incorporate the things he found or gave me too, like the pewter owl, and the stone he dove down and brought up in the spring at the White River in Cotter Arkansas.

The cane was beaded back in 2000 or 2001 and even though he has broke my heart and spirits many times, it stands in the corner of my bedroom to remind me , "he is still my baby boy".

Monday, February 18, 2008

Mini pin challange

My beaded art doll group is having a mini pin challenge, so I decided to join in . Here are my pins.

I haven't been doing well lately, been down with my back and fibro is really acting up. Of course the weather has a lot to do with it , as well as personal problems building up. Speaking of weather , we don't know weather to wear shorts or jackets, it will be cold one day, then raining, then hot, then back to cold, that is what brought on the tornados 2 weeks ago. A LOT of damage all around.