Saturday, February 28, 2009

Turquoise creations

This is the new bracelet I made with the turquoise nuggets I bought from Magpie Gemstones. I love the blues and greens mixed together. It is so easy to wear. I added a magnetic clasp so I could wear it a little snugger than my other bracelets. This is a close up shot of the matching necklace. I used a magnetic clasp on it as well, just not the fold over kind. I put a few Swarovski crystals in the mix for a little sparkle.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

New Online Shop!

Ok, after hearing several others talk about Art Fire I decide to try it. So, I now have a new shop on Art Fire. Check it out and see what you think. It is currently going to carry the same as my Etsy shop.
Next week I will try to add more items to both shops.
Again, Mike had to help wash my hair today. Tomorrow I finally get to shower. Can't wait! I think I will stand in it for at least an hour!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday the 13th

Today is the day before Valentine's, Friday the 13th. I have had a very busy 2 weeks. Last week a new grandson! Yipee! and what a cutie he is!
This week we spent Monday and Tuesday in a cabin at Keystone Lake in Oklahoma. It was beautiful out! What a wonderful time away. On the way home we encountered a major storm. Tornados were a comin'. We pushed the speed limit a bit to make it home. We did make it before the tornado crossed the path we had just taken.
God sure is merciful!
Wednesday I spent the day in the hospital with my mom. She had a heart cath done. All was well and again we praise God. Boy was I tired. But I did manage to go to church that nite.
Thursday I spent the day in another hospital. This time for me. I had an IV port put in. They decided to put me to sleep because of my breathing issues. That was fine by me. It did take longer in recovery tho. Then they tell me I can't go to the pool or take a tub bath for 3 (THREE) weeks. Not only that, I can't even shower for 72 hours!!! What's a girl to do?
Today, I had to have Mike help me shampoo my hair in the kitchen sink. I think he enjoyed using the sprayer a bit too much! Later he gets to help me "sponge bathe" to get all the betadine off.
Well, it is now Friday and I have a LOT of work to catch up on. In the mean time 2 packages of beads came in. I want to play, but must work. Tomorrow I will finish what I can't get done today.
Praise God anyway!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Pearls, Pearls, Pearls

My pearls came in today! Yipee! They are so pretty. I have coins in 2 sizes and rounds in sizes.
Yesterday I also ordered some turquoise from Szarka @ Magpie Gemstones. I can't wait til it arrives too. I have new beads coming from India and supplies from FMG.
Well, we will see what I create with them all. Maybe I will just play with all the gems and pearls for a while.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Grandbaby Number 7 has arrived!

Collin, Nico and Nana (the other grandma)
Gramma and Nico. Looks just like me don't you think?

Look at all that hair!

Daddy waiting to go into the delivery room.

Nico Anthony Phillips