Sunday, June 24, 2007

Custom Paint Job

Mary took a picture of me. It was to dark so I used auto
enhancement and color reduction. I had fun to play with !

BBQ and Mallard's game

Linda and her son, Ryan

After kayaking, I worked out and saw my girlfriend,
Linda. She invited me to go BBQ and to the Mallard's
game at Warner Park. Linda is a board of trustee for
the Vera Court Neighborhood Center. They sponsor
programs to help children at the neighborhood center.
The homemade food were good and Linda and I had a
fun time together.

2nd Kayaking trip

Mary and I went kayaking again last Wednesday morning.
I took about 40 pictures.
I wanted to take close-up pictures of forget-me-nots by
Gallistel Woods so I had to get out of kayak and wade
through the water. The water was VERY COLD ! Forget-
me-nots are my favorite blue flower. I was happy that
one of my flower pictures turned out good.

Melanie's wedding garden bracelet

I made my girlfriend, Linda's future daughter-
in-law, Melanie's wedding garden bracelet last
weekend and gave it to her as a bridal shower
gift. She liked it.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Lake Wingra pictures

Here are pictures that I took at Lake Wingra while I was


My girlfriend, Mary from church invited me to go to kayaking
last Wednesday morning at about 8:30 AM. The boathouse
at Wingra Lake served Ancora coffee and Mary bought a
delicious carrot muffin and split half of it with me. I brought
my insulated coffee cup with sugar free cream. We finished
eating our muffin and the we took off kayaking. We were
gone for about 2 hours. Mary took some pictures of me and
altogether took about 88 pictures. It was pretty warm but
some areas were cool next to the arboretum. I took some
pictures of water lilies and irises. It was so much fun.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Last weekend

I did not have time for beading last weekend.

Last Friday I went to the Bead and Button Show from
10:00 in the morning until 8:00 in the night. I had
lunch with my friend, Barbara from Green Bay.

Saturday I worked for two hours in the morning. I
mowed the lawn. Dean and I rode 12 miles around
the lake.

Sunday morning we had a appointment for a new
battery for our car. We invited my brother for lunch.
Harry and I took a short bike ride at the neighborhood
walk/bike path. It was relaxing and we had a nice time.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

3 Piece Beaded Pansy

I am making a beaded pansy from a cut and pasted
digital photograph that I took.
The Pansy is progressing. It is made up of 3 sections
that are layered to be three-dimensional.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Beaded Pansies

I did not have time to blog this weekend because I was
busy planting flowers and cleaning the house. One of my
customers came for a beaded bracelet. Dean and I took
a long bike ride.
Here are two photos of my old beaded pansies. Thought
you would like to see them. One is an embroidered
project and the other is a square-stitch that I made 4
petals and sewed them together. I didn't like the necklace
because it was too long and the flower pendant wasn't
supported so I took them apart.

Too Many Decisions- Saturday, June 2nd

I had to choose one theme and the theme is flowers.
I was going to use square shapes but I thought it
would be alot easier beading on embroidery for a
circle shape and maybe I will use 3-dimension
beaded petals and center.
My June project flower is a pansy. I photographed
pansies at the Capitol today where Dean and I went
to the Farmers Market. We bought strawberries,
sunflower greens, radishes, rosemary herb, and at the
last stop I bought two different fuchsias. Dean wasn't
happy about the flowers but I told him that I needed
to plant a few flowers along the empty foundation.

Bead Journal Project - Friday, June 1st

I joined Bead Journal Project before the deadline.
Robin Atkins is the coordinator and we have 239
participants. Here is the address:
I have too many thoughts about theme, size,
and shape. I have been looking through my books
for ideas of shape and theme. I picked out two
themes : flower and coral reef.
I had a dentist appointment in the morning and
had lunch with my two old bead friends, Gail and
Donna that I haven't seen for a long time. Gail
picked out the restaurant " Flat top Grill " because
it serves healthy food. Donna and I haven't eaten
there before. They have a buffet of vegetables,
meats, and sauces to fill up a big colored bowl
for stir-fry and it was good.
After lunch I worked out and rode my bike home.
It was beautiful sunny weather but it rained hard
in the late afternoon. I am glad that I didn't water
the vegetable garden before the rain. Melinda, my
life coach told me that it was supposed to rain all