Sunday, December 31, 2006

Picnic Point

Yesterday we went to look for sea glass at Picnic Point. I found a
rare tiny bottle with plastic tube. We don't know what it is but
Dean thinks it is a bottle feeder. It was relaxed and we had so
much fun.
Dean holding his seaglass find.

This is woods at Picnic Point.

Shoreline roots

Autumn colors surviving wet winter.

Dean found a tiny pretty shell.

Picnic Point

Dean found 2 shells.

Dean took pictures of me and this was my

Aqua and white seaglass that I found.

I took picture of Dean beachcombing.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Gavin and Helen

Gavin and Helen had their 55th wedding anniversary on Christmas day.

Christmas in Gooseville

Emily and Shawn
Tammy, Ben and Mason
Gavin and Deb serving turkey.
Christmas Eve dinner at Deb's

Nathan and Tammy

Gooseville mill and pond

We spent Christmas Eve day with Dean's family and
on the way home we had Christmas Eve dinner with
Jenni and Bill. Bill cooked dinner.
We went down to the Gooseville Mill and pond at Adell,
Wi. It was sunny and beautiful.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Season's Greeting Photo Card

Shooting Star Beads wishes all customers, friends, and families
a Happy New Year! All my best wishes for 2007!

Kim's flower pendant

Enclosed are two pictures of my new necklace with Kim's
flower pendant. I did wire wrapping with vintage flower
glass beads, pink quartz beads, pineapple quartz beads,
lucite flower beads, and pearls. Here is Kim Miles new
blog called Beadist Designer Gallery: beadistdesigner.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Rent DVD

I rented 4 DVDs this weekend. The Blue Butterfly was the best
movie I have seen. It is funny, amazing, and beautiful.
A dramatic adventure about courage, redemption and love being
filmed in the rain forests. An entomologist takes a woman and her
terminally ill son to the jungle to find a rare butterfly. It is a true

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Link Chain Earrings

I found two different link chains so I made earrings
with gemstones and glass beads. I bent the wires into
a loop.

The first earrings I made yesterday match the Blues
Garden necklace. I used pearl, sea blue chalcedony,
crackled blue and green glass beads.

I made another earrings today. I used s.s. bali beads,
vintage blue glass beads, sea blue chalcedony and
purple matte round glass beads.

Friday, December 15, 2006

James Bond Movie

My brother and I have been Bond fans from way
back so I invited my brother to go to see Casino
Royale last Saturday afternoon and after the movie
I took him out to eat to celebrate his birthday. We
enjoyed the movie alot and we had a really good time.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Technicians Save Christmas

Technicians were called in as the Uptons
Christmas cards wouldn't print on the
color printer. Only half of us would be
printed with the other half missing.
I called Shawn who sacraficed his
Thursday evening. He agreed there
was a software problem and called India.
Today, I called in Jennifer who after three
hours managed to get us all printed in time
to be mailed out yet this year. I am almost
finished with my christmas letter.
Jennifer helped me with my picture images
for a jurying application website. My photos
were too large and she reformatted my
pictures. She also helped me to change to the
new version of my blog. How do you like my

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Pink Orchid Flower Earrings

I made pink orchid flower
earrings last week. They
are for sale at $35.00.
E-mail me if you are

2 1/4 inches long

Sea Glass from Lake Mendota

I found five pieces of sea glass two
weeks ago while biking and taking
photos along Lake Mendota.
The glass gems include green, brown,
sea green and white.
Sea glass is found from bottles that are
broken and the waves, sand, and water
shape and smooth the broken pieces
into sea glass that resemble gems.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Bike trip

Dean, Jasmine and I bicycled along
Lake Mendota bike path today. Chuck
the anti photographer snapped our
picture. It was about 55 degrees and

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Blues Garden

The necklace had been
strung less fringes and
at last the fringing has
been added. Lots of
pressed flower and leaf
glass beads. Also used
some large blue pearls.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Jennifer's 23rd Birthday

I crossed stitched and framed
the cross-stitch sampler after
Jennifer's birth. Jennifer
celebrated her 23rd birthday
yesterday. We went out to eat
at the Olive Garden last night.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Two unfinished projects

I have two unfinished
projects that I am
working on.

My favorite bike trail

This is my favorite walk/bike trail not
so far from my house. I photographed
some flowers, ducks at the pond and
still life in late September and early


Jasmine's favorite past time is cycling.
Her choice of bicycles is Cannondale.
Her flannel coat, Petsmart. My favorite
past time is cycling. I have lost 30 pounds
by dieting, walking, working out 3 times
a week and spinning class at the health
club. Spinning replicates the cycling

Friday, November 17, 2006

Autumn Snow

Last week this autumn leaf was covered with
sleet and snow. Now all the snow is gone.
I was so busy with two art fairs in October and
November in Alabama and Wisconsin. I don't
have any more shows thru Dec.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Last pictures of Demopolis, Alabama

I love the washed grey wood with white shutters.

Some of the buildings are empty.

Railroad track

Old white church

I love the color of the paint on the brick, dark blue
sky and an old rusty truck.

I also love the mixed color of the bricks,
old door and old steps.

On duty