Friday, March 30, 2012

Colors of Spring Blog Hop

I opened up the little package sent to me by Sally of The Studio Sublime and old memories from deep in my past danced their way to the front of my brain...Jimmy Buffett concerts...lots of them! Boat Drinks, Margaritas, frosty liquid fun, groovin' with all those boys at the shows. Not sure why that sprang to mind, but I stuck with the theme. Why question it?

The beads are the ones Sally enameled for all us Hoppers. The color I picked was cabaret. Sally also sent me orange and olive green beads. I added orange picasso rounds, wooden spacers, a wooden button, bamboo cord, and those dark brown thingies. I got those thingies in Michigan this past summer. I asked the bead store owner what they were. He didn't know. We both started speculating-wood, bone, coconut shell? The price was right and I wanted them regardless of what they were. He asked what I had in mind for them and I said "Nothing. I just like them."
Strung together like this they make a great sound when the clank together. Movement and Sound---Wish I had this to wear at all those concerts!

Thanks Sally~for the eye candy and for inadvertently bring some memories back to me!

Hop on over to see more Colors of Spring pouring from the hands and minds of these talented people:

Host: Sally Russick

Friday, March 16, 2012

Bead Simplicity

I used this stitch in the Challenge of Music Blog Hop that was hosted by the incredibly talented Miss Erin at Treasures Found.
I fell instantly in love with it! I made 5 bracelets in one day and will be making chains to use with some rocks and beaded pendants I am working on. I am also going to make some anklets for the upcoming warm seasons.

I love the Simplicity and the Strength in this style.

And I love the Rhythm in making this chain. It is very soothing and mindless.
Nothing wrong with a little mindlessness every now and then!

What is your current favorite technique, style, stitch, pattern, texture?

Friday, March 9, 2012

Bread Part II

It took me almost 2 months to make bread again. My intention was to make it weekly. C'est la vie!
I used the same basic whole wheat recipe and put it on cookie sheets this time instead of the loaf pan. I was hoping that the freedom of the cookie sheet would give it a nice crust. It did not disappoint~still a good, hearty bread and now with a crunchy crust! Oh Yeah!

The Birdman made his favorite potato and spinach soup for these babies! It is as good as it looks!

What are you eating this weekend?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Another Bracelet for 7000 Bracelets of Hope

This is The Bug's contribution to the 7000 Bracelets of Hope Campaign. She didn't get it done on time for the Hop but I wanted to post it anyway. I am really proud of her! She wrote a really beautiful, heartfelt letter to the recipient...mine pales in comparison.

Thanx Bugalicious, Chugga-Bugga, Bugga-lugga-ding-dong! I believe in you and in everything you do :-)