Saturday, December 26, 2009

Let it snow!

Wish the snow would have arrived Christmas, but it has been snowing all day now. The weather forecast says 3 inches, I think we will get more. It rained here all day yesterday and melted all the previous snow we received. I love watching it fall as I sit cozy and warm in my house, but hate it when I have to travel in it.

What is your weather like?

Friday, December 25, 2009

My daughter Jenny Chrismas Eve

We enjoyed Christmas Eve at my daughters new home! We took this picture of proof she does cook after all!
We all had a wonderful evening with family and friends.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

My beaded garland

had to show a picture of the garland in case anyone gets ideas to create!

The tree is up!

Finally after many days of promising myself I managed to put my tree up. 5 hours to complete. Most of the time spent unwrapping ornaments from all the years I have accumulated the memories. It's funny how certain ornamnets you can remember exactly where you purchased and what that day was like. Then there are the ornamnets you have received as presents in previous years.

My tree has beaded garland on it! Of course I needed to have beads on my tree. That took 2 hours itself to unravel and place perfectly on the tree.

Now I can sit and enjoy my tree and can't wait for new ornaments to add to my memories.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Back in the day when I was a stay at home Mom, I decided to embark on the project from hell... I saw this pattern for a bead tree to make and I had never worked with beads at that time. I love miniature's and thought this was something I must have. Each branch is beaded with hundreds of seed beads and they shaped to look like a branch. Then all the branches were attached to the trunk. I also added beaded garland. Miniature ornaments added. They were difficult to find. This tree took me over 6 months to complete. I thought I would never finish it. Under the tree I placed miniature packages that are wrapped and miniature toys. A few years ago I found miniature lights that actually work and strung those on also.

This is a treasure of mine that I put out each year and will pass on to my daughter some day. I actually made it to be hers someday.

Friday, December 11, 2009


Originally uploaded by TLS Clay Design

Thursday, December 03, 2009

My beautiful flowers my husband sent to me today at work on my birthday! Definite way to brighten your day...