Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.

Mahatma Gandhi

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Time for ...

... Layne's Legacy - Beading For a Cure auctions to begin. March is National Colorectal Cancer Month. The first round of beaded items will be listed at eBay (user name: beadingforacure ) around 3pm ET this Sunday, March 7.

A schedule for the auctions is listed here

Nine pieces of beaded art will be listed this Sunday, including my Woodland Waterfalls set.

Thanks for supporting this effort to raise funds for the National Colorectal Cancer Research Association in the name of Layne Shilling, who lost her battle with colorectal cancer in November 2002.

Friday, February 19, 2010

They're Back ...

Predictably, as the daytime temperatures get above 50-55F, the day- and night-time noise begins.

Spring again!

Pacific Tree Frog

Thursday, February 18, 2010

My New Shoe, or ...

... why I've been sitting in front of the computer for several weeks instead in my "beading chair."
... what happens when bones (2nd metatarsal) are stressed by other arthritic bones and joints, again.
... what sometimes happens as our bodies age.
... why I'm looking forward 4-8 weeks instead of concentrating on today.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Bead Swap - May Flowers

I recently participated in a bead swap. The theme was May flowers. My contribution was an assortment of blue flowers and green leaves -- forget-me-nots were blooming at the time:

In exchange, I rec'd three packages.

Ellen sent
an assortment of flower beads and a lovely ceramic vase bead (I love the teeny, matte purple flowers):

Denise sent an assortment of flowers in several pastel colors and bright yellow, and little butterflies and ladybugs (the tiny blue button beads are adorable):

Karen sent several flowered beads, silver rose-shaped and fluted beads, and beautiful blue-green beads which are shouting at me to be made into a bracelet:

Thanks everyone! Can't wait to put these to use.

Yeah!!! It's cooler ...

... we're down into the upper 80s!

Now to catch up on a few things ...