Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Betcey in the Firelight

Oops. Did I forget to blog about Boulder? Uh-oh, and here Beadfest has come and gone since then... saw so many friends, and so many beads. Here's Betcey after dinner at La Fonda:

Some of my favorite new things were the permanent galvanized finishes, especially in charlottes, and of course in several sizes of Japanese beads. And the little peanut beads -- what fun! They are shaped like little dog bones -- fatter on the ends and skinnier in the middle -- so when you string them, they alternate the way they're stacked. There are big African beads like this. Forget what they're called. But these are very miniature. People were scooping up tubes and tubes of them.

I got a bunch of hot fix Swarovski rhinestones from Betcey and the heat gun to attached them with! So now I can be Ms. Ed Hardy and make my OWN $200 purses, yeah!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Venae Dancing


This is Venae dancing tonight for the first time since she broke her hip. Sorry 'bout the blurriness, I kept forgetting to stand still!

Monday, March 1, 2010

I think my USB drives are breeding

This is kind of horrifying. Last night I had to find an old article I referenced in a paper I wrote for my very first grad class 3-1/2 years ago (yes that's how long it's been since I did a bead embroidered wall hanging). These are the jump drives I gathered from my old purses, computer drawer, and a book bag I used to use. No, none of them are Junior's, or the MOTH's, just mine:




But the good news is I found a 4G jump drive and a 2G jump drive, both new! I don't even know where I got them -- I think maybe I won them as door prizes or something...