Bead Soup Time `;~)

My Bead Soup Partner, Shannon recieved her beads today. I’m hoping I’ll have mine when I get home. I can’t wait to actually see them. She posted them on her blog, For My Sweet Daughter.

I’m in shock and awe over the lovely goodness coming my way and I can’t wait to dive into those gorgeous beads! It will be a definite challenge for me. I tried hard to find something different for Shannon from what she usually works with and I think I have her stumped `;~)

Though, I have to say that she will make something truly remarkable and is very talented. You should definitely check out her jewelry!!!

For My Sweet Daughter.

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Everything is Futzy right now…

Been down with the Futz since Thursday, finally back at work today. UGH! Which unfortunately changed all my plans! I hate when that happens, because I’m not a big planner but when I do have plans, I like to keep them… There is a reason I’ve made plans and they are important to me..

I wanted to finish up my Bead Soup Project and get it sent out, that didn’t happen 😦 I wanted to make a clasp because I didn’t have anything I liked in stock. I knew exactly what I wanted, so I planned to make them this weekend. I had everything I needed – wire, solder, flux, and micro torch…

I just had to dig the micro torch out of whatever box it was packed in and I’d be all set. I found my acetylene torch and my first small torch that I can’t stand. But the micro-torch was no where to be found.

I was sad

No worries, thought I. I’ll just stop at the Home Depot when I go up for the daughter’s birthday party… No problem…. right?

HAH!I should have known better, this is why I don’t make plans!

I was so sick, I did not get out of bed for three days other than to eat. And boy, did I eat A LOT!!!!

Oh, and don’t go to the grocery store when you are sick either!! I know better to go when hungry, but didn’t realize how bad it was to go when sick… Oh, and don’t read cookbooks either!!!!

Friday night I went to Hell-Mart to get meds (which didn’t do squat by the way) and some orange juice… I spent almost $200!!! OMG!!! How is one person going to eat that much food???? At least I wont have to shop for the next month!

Though I did make a wonderful vegetable soup! Good thing I bought the tupperware stuff to freeze extra soup in! I’m going to wax poetic about this soup, it is so good. I can’t even tell you how much I love this soup! And I’m not a big soup person either… Plus, it is so easy, even a Futzy sick person can make it! YUM! Wish I had gotten a picture of it!

I wish I took more pictures, I love pictures in my posts. I’m just a lazy blogger though. Maybe I’ll take a picture of my yummy veggie soup tonight with the recipe `;~)

Fabric Wall Board Project

I found some nice 8″ x 8″ cork tiles at the store the other day and it was perfect for a project I had simmering in the back of my mind. I wanted to decorate the bare walls in my bedroom and thought that cork boards would be an excellent ideas as I could easily change the content when the whim struck me.

Then I got to looking around at some creative blogs and all the creative things folks are doing and decided I wanted to take this project further.

So I had these ideas flittering through my head for a couple of days simmering and brewing up something good. Then the AHA moment struck…

You see, I have to admit that I am a texture whore… I love fabric, yarn, ribbons, and all manner of stuff. And although I had given about 70% of my fabric stash away before I moved, I still had lots left that I couldn’t bear to part with.

In fact I had three fabrics that were my favorites and have not been able to decide what to do with them…

AHA Says I…

Why not use these fabulous fabrics to cover the corkboards???




BLUEGREEN STRIPES Orange Paisley Square Hindi Patterned Square

But I had four cork boards and only three patterns… hmmm.. so of course I go tearing through my stash trying to find something that will work with this theme… But alas, I’m drawing a blank.. Nothing fits 😦

Hmmm says I…

As I peer into my closets… I see the shirt that I absolutely love but refuse to wear because the front had the pattern upside down…

Multi Patterned Square

AHA Says I…

Perfect!









BLUEGREEN STRIPES Orange Paisley Square
Multi Patterned Square Hindi Patterned Square

Oh Noes! It’s unbalanced!!!!

Well dangit all cobble sticks!

So I go tearing through my stash again to find something that will balance out the colors…

And discover the perfect fabric!!!!








Hindi Patterned Square Orange Paisley Square
Orange and Pink Dots Square
Multi Patterned Square

AHhhhhh…. says I…

So now I have my glue gun, spray adhesive at the ready..

I’ll keep you posted on the adventure `;~)

Later Darlin’s

Progress comes in the ChooChoo `;~)

So for 2011, the keyword is Creativity. A lot of my focus is well, focused there `;~)

I’ve joined Lori’s Bead Soup Blog Party!!! I’m so excited to be a part of this, it is going to be sooo much fun! YAY! Got my partner today and we’ve decided to do a theme of “The Odd Couple…”

Dance Class is going really well. Lots of fun there. Hoping it picks up and some more folks come in, but it will be what it is `;~)

To help with my endeavors, I found an awesome creative calendar, called “Creating Your Goddess Year! I’m totaly digging it `;~) You should check it out! Her website offers all kinds of goodies too. She has e-courses and meditations.

Celtic Love Knot Painting

The last weeks of December found me in creative overdrive! It was so exciting to again feel that flame of creativity flowing through me.

I wanted to create something special for my oldest daughter who had gotten married earlier this year. I wanted some sort of painting to represent their love and their future. I had searched through the internet and the many books I have for ideas.

I finally settled on some sort of Celtic Knotwork. But I couldn’t find exactly what I needed until I ran across one of my favorite books, Celtic Devotional: Daily Prayers and Blessings by Caitlin Matthews that had been packed away. I had forgotten what I treasure I found this book! There was a beautiful prayer for love and beside it was this knot design and knew it was perfect!

I can’t see all the detail, maybe I’ll get a better picture when I visit next time.

A New Year to Get Back to Me

I thought I would try a new concept for my ideas and goals for the new year. I usually do write them out, but it doesn’t work so well for me. My goal for 2011 is to be more creative and involved, so what better way to start off the new year of creativity than to be creative?

I have this on my fridge and will keep it there all year so that I don’t get sidetracked and lost in the numbness as I did last year. Last year wasn’t that bad all things considered, no where near as bad as 2009! I don’t think I’d ever really had a year as bad as 2009!!

But anyway, I really want to work on staying focused and staying on track. It is so easy for me to lose focus. I hate that about the A.D.D.

New Years was spent having lunch and just hanging out with a good friend and then I spent the night crafting and making jewelry. It was a great way to start my new year! Being Creative!

Woot!