Monday, December 31, 2012
Sunday, December 30, 2012
I finally had a chance to make my mother's German braided sweet bread! I'm so excited lol. I haven't really had a decent mixer for some years and now that I have a really good one, I am able to start doing some more baking. This recipe is particularly time consuming as its a recipe that requires three rounds of the yeast dough rising. So, its easily a three or four hour project at a minimum. Usually, my sister makes this for Christmas and we all get to have some then, but we never seem to have it any other time of the year. I have a feeling that is about to change lol!
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Well, I did it, I set up the shelves, and I organized all the beads. This is the result. I'm almost embarrassed by how many beads I have lol. I did find quite a few beads that I had forgotten that I had. It was kind of like a beading shopping trip without actually spending any money.
I did organize the glass beads on the middle shelf by color. The top shelf is split between pearls on the left and stones on the right about evenly split down the middle. The bottom shelf has the metal findings and some of the leather and suede cording, as well as beads that are mixed as far as color etc. goes.
The desk has crystals, all of my head pins, ear wires clasps etc. as well as the three drawers full of seed beads. (and yes, they are sorted by color).
I am happy that I got all this accomplished besides the several side trips that involved picking itsy bitsy beads off the floor when I bumped an open container. (or two or three).
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
I will be working on the clean up this week.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
My favorite fat cat. This is Drake, taking up the whole blanket lol. He is such a sweetie and for some reason has decided to become more social. What is really funny is that Ella, our youngest Aussie, is totally afraid of him. Its rather amusing to watch her tip toe around him. He doesn't have any front claws so that isn't it. But he does have a fierce growl.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
I had a difficult time deciding what to do with this stone. Its so beautiful I really wanted to make sure that as much of the stone showed as possible while still doing a beautiful wrap. This is what I came up with. I love the way the copper sets off the deep green. The agate is semi translucent in spots and really a beautiful stone.