Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A new introduction.......

I haven't had the opportunity to introduce Ms. Callie O'Malley - yes I know.... all of my pets have two names.  But here is my latest treasure and she adopted me.  A stray who showed up at the house and started staying as I fed her ( Fancy Feast and milk ) .  Now she has been spayed and all of her health requirements have been met and she now resides at night in a huge dog crate where the pups are getting used to her.  She has her own bed - blankets and tiny little litter box in the corner for a just in case.  I've never been a cat person until this little gem arrived.  To hear her purr in the morning is just wonderful. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

#Battle Nation - 2016 Battle of the Beadsmith

Well - it looks official - the lists are being confirmed now and the 1st of April is looming on the horizon.......    # Battle Nation here we come....

Let me introduce you....... 2nd Annual Bead Peeps Swap 'n' Hop

It is that time again - the 2nd Annual Bead Peeps Swap 'n' Hop and our partners have been selected.
I'm excited with this partner as she is a new beader and I find this refreshing.  We also have the same taste in colors - love that purple and green. 

Let me introduce you to- Brandy Collier, my new partner.  She is a new beadweaver and she is also planning a wedding to boot.  Her blog is - and her blog is easy to navigate using the archives to the right.  He has done Kumihimo and uses seed beads throughout her work.  A kindred spirit.  Nothing better than a new seed bead artist.  I look forward to selecting her " goody bag " and seeing what she does with it. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

It seems I have been remiss in Blogging

With the new Bead Peeps Exchange beginning -  it would seem I have been remiss in blogging.  Doubly so with my SCA blog too boot.  So let me say I have a lot of updating to do to include The Bead Peeps 2016 Exchange, I am approved to be in the 2016 Battle of the Beadsmith -----just all kinds of beading related goodies.   Over the next week I'll post photos of the new wonders in progress as a Bead Embroiderer and the Chainmaille is hopping.  I need to post my SCA period piece " Tudor Chain of Office" in bead embroidery and after two competitions I have broken it apart and it shall become a new wonder.  I also have the Florida Jewelry Artist Retreat coming up so stay tuned.