Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hard Times

Hi everyone. I wanted to thank everyone for their super sweet comments on my last piece. Kind words from one's peers always mean a lot.

I know I keep saying I will catch up on your blogs, and I don't.  Please know my intentions are pure and honest.  It is just one of those times in everyone's life where everything seems to come up at you at once. I am strong and can handle what ever life throws at me; however, every once in a while I get knocked off my feet and need a hand up. I have wonderful people in my life that provide me with strength when I can't find my own. And I am forever grateful for them.

I do believe I will be fine. I believe that with all my heart, but until I actual get a all clear from my doctor, there will always be that underlying fear. Unfortunately these things take time. It would be so nice to be able to just take every test needed all in one day, but it doesn't work that way. It's take a test, wait a week, take another type of test. And so on so on, until it drags out from weeks to months. On top of all that I had to put to sleep Trouble (my chocolate lab of 14 years) yesterday. This is the 4th member of my animal family this year that has passed on from this world. My heart is broken from the loss of my furry babies.  Trouble had been with me the longest of all my pets. She has made 5 moves with me, lived in apartments, houses, and condo's. She has been her namesake, trouble for sure, but she has always been loyal, loving, and protective of me. She has had dementia for a year now, and it has gotten increasingly worse as time has moved on. She kept us all up at night, barking and pacing and basically being out of her puppy mind. She lost her hearing, and began having painful arthritis bouts. And just this week she could no longer hold her bladder. She would wet herself and cry. It was hard to make the decision, but I know myself I would not want to live like that, so we made the hardest decision, and helped her to move on.

So that is what is happening with me. As I said I know I will be fine, but I will also feel much better one I've gotten confirmation of that from my doctor. Which will take some more time.

Have a beautiful day everyone :)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Haute Couture Beading Contest

Hi everyone. If you are interested in entering a contest you need to check out this site! They have this really wonderful contest going on where you make pieces inspired by the Couture dresses they have provided. You just pick a picture that inspires you, make a piece, and email it to them with a brief description of why it inspired you. Easy as that! There is a list of fantastic prizes included also. I entered the piece in my last post. I've looked at the picture of the pieces already entered. I have to confess I am probably out of my league, but have to try right? Besides that I learned a whole new way to look for inspiration, and it was really fun to make the piece! So win or not I really had fun, and I plan to make some other pieces just for myself that are inspired by some of the other Couture pieces they have.

Good luck to anyone who enters! I hope you find it as much fun as I have.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Finally Finished!

hi everyone! I hope everyone is well. I do apologize for my absence. Sometiems it it hard for me to be on the computer. A mixture of lack of sleep, and the medications I take cause me to fall asleep as soon as I get on the computer, making it virtually impossible to do any blogging. SO please do know I have been thinking of you all, and will do my very best to catch up on everyones blogs.

So here is my latest piece :) it took several attempts, but I am pleased with how it turned out.