Monday, September 17, 2007

Lodi Road Trip

One day in early August I went to Lodi to a party
and took some great pictures.

August Bead Journal Page

The water lily is done. I cut out 4 green felt for lily
pads and yesterday I stitched around the pads. I
am going to make a pin and you can take it out of
the fabric background.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Hawk Photos

We rode our bikes around Middleton and we
saw a hawk on the ground eating a dead animal.
I got off of the bike and tried to get close up. I
was careful and brave to take good pictures of
the hawk. I was lucky that the hawk didn't attack
me. I know it was dangerous to get too close.

Rainy Weather Photos

Here are rainy weather photos at Olbrich Garden

Water Lily

This is the water lily that I took at the Olbrich
Botanical Garden last month. It rained that day
and I had a umbrella with me to take some
pictures. You can see alot of rain drops on the
water lily photo.
Here is my photo that I cut up pieces for my

I made a few mistakes with the colors of the
beads so I had to take them apart and start

This is my last progress picture. I have been
working on it this weekend and the project is
almost complete.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Bike Trip near Elver Park

Shawn and I went out to eat for lunch at Great
Dane Pub today and later we went on a bike trail
by Elver Park. We had so much fun.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Shawn's Move/July Page

Tuesday I beaded and finished one of "Pink Lily "
petal in the car when I went with Dean and
Shawn to Milwaukee. Shawn is going to college
at U.W. Milwaukee this fall.

Locust Drive, downtown near U.W. Milwaukee

This is Shawn's house. We got Shawn
moved in. He has a very nice house and
a large bedroom. He can walk as he is
one block from school. He will live with
us for two weeks.

This is me sitting in Shawn's Rocking chair.

I think I am done with my July Page-Bead Journal
Project. This morning I finished the last petal and
painted all the leaves. Sewed the flower on fabric.
I embellished Lucite purple and dark yellow matte
tiny flower glass beads. I was very happy with it.
It was less work than my June page. I think I will
use a matte and metal frame later.

Monday, August 06, 2007

July 2007 Bracelets and Necklaces

In July I made 5 bracelets and 2 necklaces.

This was an old bracelet that I did not like so
I embellished it with shells and pearls. I like it
now in its second version.

"Lavender Garden " was in the works for over
a year and half so its a little old and a little new.

"Moonlight Garden " is one on my July
favorites. It features Swarovski crystals
and pearls.

"Pastel Garden" is a new bracelet.

"Cranberry Mojito " my daughter, Jenni named
my newest bracelet. A mojito is a popular summer
mixed drink with a lime flavor and a sprig of mint.

I made " Early Spring Blooms " last spring.
I replaced the magnetic clasp with a " S "
clasp as the magnetic clasp wasn't strong
enough to hold the weight.

August 1st Project

This is my latest project. I rubber stamped the
leaves for the background using green fabric.

July 31st Project




I did not post at all last week or finish the July
Bead Journal Project.
These 3 pictures show morning, afternoon, and
night progress.
Jenni and Bill came over to fertilize and I watered
our garden. They grew 2 champion cucumbers
15 inches long.
Last weekend, I exhibited at the Firefly Art Fair.
Women in Wauwatosa are now wearing lovely
beaded earrings, bracelets and necklaces.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

3 Day Project

I picked out some seed beads to match the
flower photo.

I used regular paper to cut-out and applied
Lacy's Stiff Stuff. I looked at the photo to

I started beading in the middle.

On the 3rd day I painted it pink and started
around the petal edges.

July Flower Photo

I took this picture of a Pink Lily while we were
biking around Lake Mendota. I started beading
for my July page~ Bead Journal Project.

New Announcement

I will be showing at the Firefly Art Fair next
weekend ( August 4 & 5 ) in Wauwatosa.

Here are pictures at Kneeland-Walker House and
Gardens from last year.