Whaaa Happened to November?

It's the end of November...and no I haven't even finished my bjp for November. I feel like I've been neglecting my bjp duties... My goal was to finish each bjp tag within the month...and that goal is now out the door...Oh well. I have been busy making kits and jewelry for a show on Tuesday. Here's a picture of one of the kits for angels. My friend who owns a bead store is sharing a table with me, and she will have tons of kits and beads to sell. Let's hope with this economy that we can at least sell some small things. I made up lots and lots of little charms in addition to kits, thinking that people are more willing to spend 2.50 or 3.00 for those than a pair of earrings for $8 or a kit for $10 to $13. I managed to make a small beaded turquoise cabachon last night that put me back into my beading mode. Tonight I'll get out my bjp stuff.


Happy Thanksgiving

A little birdie told me send a wish
View as we were leaving my hometown , last year after the holidays
Just wanted to wish everyone who reads my ramblings and posts, good health, good eats, and a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families.


Carols Challenge

Well CAROL OF BEADS AND BIRDS challenged us to snap pictures of our scenery of the day, on the way to work. In my case I have snapped from the time I get up and beyond..Hope you enjoy..I put up all of the pictures on my Gypsy Travels Blog HERE , only so I can keep it separate from the bead journal project and here are a few as well. Hope you enjoy my piece of the world. My first vision of the day is usually Bella, my sweet baby girl, licking and nudging that it's time to get up and out!!! Mommy get up NOW!!! One eye opened, hair glued in the upright position, and fuzzy robe on, we head downstairs to the door. Bellas hair doesn't look all that great either..she's a wild child! In the early, early morning before the sun is all the way up, fog fills the trails that we walk on, and sometimes we'll see a stray coyote on this trail. Not today however. At night we hear them howling and howling. I wonder why people let their cats out to roam at night...but it is beautiful in the morning! As I walk and the sun is now up I'm with my faithful companion and sweet love, Bella!! On my walks everyday, but only on the fall mornings, we see a common sight. The geese hang out on the grass by the little waterfalls over the rocks. I try to leave them be, but when people get to close they uplift together into the air and honk and honk, it is just so cool! Great way to begin the day and thank god for my many blessings. These are the simple pleasures I live for. At night we see them all huddled together under the docks. In the late evenings we have been seeing tiny minnows in abundance!
See more of carols challenge daily scenes on my gypsy travels blog



Penny and Stephanie of Bead Artistry
Just got back from Babe in Oakland and my head is full of creative juice. That's all it takes sometimes to get me in high gear for my next projects. Boy there is a lot of talent out there!!! I met up with many of my favorite designers. My first stop was Bead Artistry 'cause I teach at their store and this was their first bead show to sell their kits. I wanted to lend my support and wore my bracelet which I had made with one of their kits. I loved loved loved that BABE actually had demonstrations this time. I was able to get great tips from felt bead artists and wire working teachers who teach across the country. See more pictures and a little more about the show and who I saw HERE. I tried to restrain myself in the spending dept. I was pretty good but I couldn't get my friend Maria out of the place. This was her first BABE show and originally she had said lets leave at 2pm...I thought ok, no problem that way I won't spend as much money, but after she got into the show it was another story. We left at 4:30 and could have easily spent another hour or so there, my feet hurt so bad!! We didn't even stop to eat..Anyway I thought about my November BJP the whole time I was shopping picking up little things here and there which I could add to my project. I'm only in the beginning stage of this months piece and hope to work on it this week