Monday, July 18, 2011

Stitchery witchery

I'm multitasking. I've learned a couple of new stitching styles for my beadwork, and I've got about 4 projects on the go. Not to mention trying to finish off projects half done and forgotten (or pushed aside for testing new waters).
It took me a while, but I finally got the odd count peyote done, so now, I'm playing with pattern designs. I have a LOT of little beads I want to use up in to unique forms, and the patterns are helping to with that.
Last evening I took time out to tidy up my bag 'o beads, and take stock of what I've got, and what I might need to look at getting before the Christmas rush. I've had a couple of people make requests for some various bracelet patterns, so I'm looking at the needs for those. Not to mention, the stitchwork projects I want to attempt myself.
My next "must do", howver, is a ring that I was playing with last year. My bestie wants one, so now I've got to try to find *just the right color* for her. :) Another stitching project! Woooo hoooo!!! =D

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bead and back again

I'm going cross eyed, I swear. No, wait, I already have that diagnosis *giggles a little*. I've been pouring over beading patterns, and designs, my head buried so far in to web pages and magazines I think I've beome a page myself. I have a million and one ideas bouncing around in my head, and fingers twitching like mad to get on with it.  But, I digress.
My eyes... I think my glasses are not serving their purpose, so I will wait impatiently for my impending follow up from the surgery I had for a torn retina back in January. Once I've seen the specialist, I may have a better idea of whats going on with the specs.  Get that under control, and I can start cycling off the patterns I have rattling around in my head. I'll be like a machine, stitch, sew, clasp, go, wire hammer, string and earring. Or few lol.
First things first, my besty gave me a task, for which I have been unable to come through on, as I haven't been able to design exactly what I feel would suit her best. But now, that is no longer the case. I've had a mind blowing idea, and can't wait to whip it up! I hope she'll be pleased, and I want to get this ready for her within the week. She so deserves something pretty!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday Monday

I had a lovely day yesterday for my birthday. So many good wishes on my face book page. Who said the 450+ friends I have are only good for gameplaying lol.

I'm enjoying a peaceful, quiet morning, but now it is "busy time". I have to get cracking on an odd count peyote stitch bracelet, for a little boy in my son's class. When I made my son's, the young lad took it, went home with it, and told his mom and dad he made it in class. I said I'd make him one, but that he was to not lie about things like that. It's not nice, and my poor son was crying for 2 hours over his lost bracelet.

Boys. >.<

Friday, June 24, 2011

Bubble bubble toil and trouble

So, I've fallen off the face of the earth. Well, not really, but it sure feels like it. I'd started blogging with the intention to at least put up a minimum of three posts a week, journalling my days, emotions and feelings, in the hopes of being able to reflect on the little things that give me joy, or tear my brain apart.  Then I had to go and lose my darned laptop capability, and then forgot my password, and log in information. Talk about "Give your head a shake".

Well, I'm back with a vengeance. So much has happened I hardly know where to begin.

Alison, my bestest friend ever, has been hounding me to post on here (she's bored, I think, and wants to have something to read :P) Seriously though, reading her blog shows me how cathartic this is, and now that I have reclaimed my space as it were, I intend to pop a note or few on here regularily. My head needs clearing out.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Time gone by

It's been a while since my last blog. Life has stepped in, preoccupying me, but leaving me with a wealth of thoughts, feelings and emotions that it is so hard to decide where to begin.

Building our own house,  the idea boggles the mind! Its the immediate future, and to have my husband excited to finally have a house of our own.... well. I am stoked. But, itty bitty steps...find property, make sure its utility functional...sewer, etc. at the necessary stuff.

Then, my number one best friend, finding out that her life is going to take a dramatic swing upwards, because she has the privilege of being a transplant surgeon's dream. No nasty little antibodies floating in her bloodstream to make things more difficult for her. Instead her chances of getting in for her transplant will occur much, much sooner. I'm beside myself with excitement, knowing that before long, this wonderful, vibrant lady is going to have an opportunity to live out the life she deserves.. healthy, happy, and with her family.

Life is looking up up UP!! =D

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The week is done

Wow. What a long week. I seem to be less and less able to handle the 12 hour days. 12 hour nights, not so bad.
Perhaps it's the shuffling that is going in a work ... the dilemma of where to place which staff in order to lessen the likelihood of job loss. Job loss. In nursing. Beyond comprehensible, but, there it is in a nut shell. And it's only just the beginning. We have become such a society of consumerism, that even medicine is an industry now. Gone are the days of bedside vigils by caring, compassionate nurses. Ring goes the buzzer, "what now" the response. I shudder thinking this is the attitude of the people who will care for me in my old age.
Ah, well, tomorrow is another day. I have actually got it in my mind to reorganize my beads and bits, and see what projects I can come up with. It's about that time :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Earth Hour.....lets save energy, but why just one hour?

Everyone takes a stand for something they believe in. But why only an hour? Why not..a day...a week... an hour a day even? In this time of belt tightening and penny pinching, why do we resolve to "follow the leader" for an hour?

Don't misunderstand please. An hour is better than nothing at all. I sit here, candles lit, and the kids are playing on their Nintendo DSi's, while I blog. Hurray for batteries. And soon, all to soon, it will be bed time, whereby the lights further remain off.  Summer time is the time where energy is overused, what with fans circulating, air conditioners humming, and radios blaring from inside the house with speakers directed toward the back door. Yet, here we sit, in the start of spring, proclaiming "Earth Hour". Wouldn't we, as a society, be better to leave off the air conditioning units for a day, wrapping cool cloths around our heads and necks, and hit the local beaches? Pack those picnic baskets, grab the towels and blankets, and head down to the local swimming hole/pond/natural water fed something? No sprinklers please, that would involve another form of natural resource waste.
I'm not saying stop everything, but, can't we  be more conscientious, in each our own way, on how to conserve what little resources we have left?