Saturday, April 27, 2013

Third and Final Reveal of the 7th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party

It is the third and final reveal of the 7th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party that the most awesome Lori has hosted for all of us.

You can see the first reveal group here.

You can see the second reveal group here.

You can see the third reveal group here.

If you click here you can see the pieces we created from awesome goodies we received from our Bead Soup Partner Jill MacKay.

And if you click here you can see what Jill created with the goodies we sent her.

Mom and I have a show this weekend so I will be hopping at a later date.  I hope everyone has fun hopping!!!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Extension Update on Mom's House

Front of mom's house - her poor flower beds
Well it has started - the construction on mom's house.

If you don't know what I am talking about you can go here and here to find out what is going on.

On the pile of dirt are bulbs that mom is
trying to salvage to replant
Last night mom signed the contract and it has finally stopped raining long enough for them to start digging for the sewer line to the back of the house for the extension.

The side of mom's house
It took a little longer for them to start too because they had to talk to the city about going through the main line instead of the one that goes to the house - the builder put the darn thing under mom's driveway so they needed a waiver to dig in a different place.  Hello, under the driveway - what were you thinking?????

Back of mom's yard
Both of us are now more excited and freaking scared because we don't know what to expect.  I have an idea of what it is going to look like but I have to see it to believe it!!!  Plus now it is hitting me that I need to start working on my house to get it ready to be put on the market - now how scary is that!!!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Bead Soup Partner - Jill MacKay

What we sent Jill
Our partner for the 7th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party is Jill MacKay.  Last weekend Jill had a prior commitment and couldn't post but she has posted now.

Please take a moment to go and see the gorgeous creation that Jill created with the goodies we sent her - you won't be disappointed!

Here is the link to see the first reveal group.

Here is the link for the second reveal group.

The third reveal has been postponed until April 27th - which I will be a little late looking at all the goodies because mom and I have a show that weekend.

I am still hopping and loving everything I have seen.  You guys are all wonderful!

I also want to do another shout out to our wonderful party hostesses - Lori!  You do an amazing job with this party and both mom and I feel awesome that we are able to participate each time!

It isn't pie - but hope you still like it Lori :)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Focus on Life Week 16 - The Flood of 2013

Hello all - this week's Focus on Life prompt was Go for Walk.  I have to admit I did not do any walking this week because we had a monsoon come through our area.  I think it has been raining and storming for the last week and I am sure not walking when it is like that :) Though today the sun was out even if it was a lot cold.  Mom and I decided to go across to West Lafayette to Tapawingo Park, where the show Art on the Wabash is held in September.  Here are the pics we took.

Here is a swing set and play area under water

Here is an image of where our tent would be in the park - way over by that tree
where the yellow arrow is pointing.
Love this pic of the bike down hill sign going into the water
and the right arrow sign
Geese having fun swiming in the river

Lamp Posts with water all the way up on the trails that
go down the river
Love the pic of the branches against the sky

Cloud formations were awesome
This gives you an idea on how high the water is - both of these are bridges
one is a train bridge and the other a car bridge

Cracked stone on the pedestrian bridge

Cracked stone on the pedestrian bridge

I hope you enjoyed the walk through the "Flood of 2013" with me.  Please head on over to Sally's blog to see a list of everyone else who is participating in this week's Focus on Life.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The 7th Bead Soup Blog Party 2nd Reveal

It is finally here - our reveal date for the 7th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party.  This is our fifth time participating in the party and each time just seems to get better and better.

For this Bead Soup Party our partner is Jill MacKay.

Just as a reminder of what Jill sent us for our soup ingredients.  You can also go here and read about the goodies.

In case you are just joining us and want to know what the Bead Soup Party is all about, here you go:  It is a wonderful party hosted by the brilliant Lori, Pretty ThingsLori had the bright idea to host a party where she partners up jewelry artists from around the world.  You and your partner swap jewelry components: any beads, findings and elements of the partners choice but there must be a mandatory focal and art clasp.  You must use the focal and clasp in a piece and the rest is up to you on how you want to use.  Lori then comes up with reveal dates and you choose what date you want to participate in.  Then we, as a group, post our images of our pieces on those reveal dates and then get to hopping to see all the wonderful creations.

Here is what mom and I created from Jill's goodies:

Mom and I ended up making two necklaces with almost all the components that Jill sent us, a pair of earrings and a bracelet with the left over pearls.

This is an image of all four of our pieces together.

An image of the two necklaces together.  The necklaces are meant to be worn together or separately.  Like I said we used almost all of the beads, findings and clasp in these two necklaces.

Both of the necklaces seperated.

Now a close up of the components that Jill sent us:

Mom and I wanted to create a couple of more pieces to go with our Soup goodies.

Mom and I loved the shape of the components that Jill sent us, so mom sawed out the shape in copper and then I enameled the pieces in the same color pallet as the beads we received from Jill.  Mom and I are both loving these colors together!

Here is the bracelet that we made - though it is a work in progress.  I don't like how inflexible the bracelet is and both mom and I don't like how it lies on the wrist.  So, will disassemble and try again - we are thinking of putting one of the pendants on top of the wrist and the other on the bottom and hook the clasp on the side. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you take the time to see all the other wonderful creations in this reveal date.

for such a wonderful party!

 A list of the 2nd Reveal Participants:
Agata Grygiel
Ali McCarthy
Alice Craddick
Amy Severino
Ana Krepel
Andra Weber
Andrea Glick
Andrea Trank
Anitra Gordy Boyers

Annette Rivers
Anu Tuppurainen
April Grinaway
Audrey Bélanger
Barbara Bechtel
Barbara Mason
Becky Pancake
Beti Horvath
Billi RS Rothove

Bobbie Rafferty
Brandi Burdick
Candida Castleberry
Carol Dillman
Carolyn Gebert
Carolyn Lawson
Caron Reid
Catherine King
Cathy Jakicic

Chandra Merod
Charlene Jacka
Cheri Reed
Cherrie Fick
Cherrie Warzocha
Cheryl Brown
Cheryl Dunham
Cheryl Foiles
Cheryl Gangle

Chris Eisenberg
Chris White
Christina Miles

Christine Murrow
Cindy Ritchie
Clare Etheridge
Cory Tompkins

Cris Peacock
Cynthia Abner
Debbie Rasmussen
Debi Levine
Deborah Brooks
Deborah Read
Debra Behrends
Dorota Żerańska
Elaine Robitaille

Elsie Deliz-Fonseca
Emma Todd
Erin Guest
Evelyn Shelby
Evie and Beth McCord
Francy Inman
Ginger Bishop
Gloria Allen
Hajer Waheed

Hope Smitherman
Ilenia Ruzza
Ilona Hegedűs
Ine Vande Cappelle
Jackie Ryan
Janine Lucas
Jean Peter
Jean Wells
Jeanne Steck

Jelveh Jaferian Johnson
Jennifer Cabic
Jennifer Reno
Jennifer VanBenschoten
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Kyrlach
Jenny Robledo
Jessica Brower
Jill MacKay

JJ Jacobs
Jo-Ann Woolverton
Joanne Tinley
Johanna Rhodes Nash
Judy Robinson
Juli Cannon
Julia Gerlach
Julie Bowen
Julie Panusis

K Hutchinson
Karen Martinez
Karen Vincent
Karen Williams
Karin Slaton
Karyn Bonfiglio
Kat Douglas
Kate Dufour
Kate Mulligan

Kate Richbourg
Kathleen Gallant
Kathleen Lange Klik
Katie Nielsen-Nunez
Kay Bolton
Kayla Potega
Kelli Jacobson
Kelly Patterson
Kelly Ramstack

Kiersten Kern
Kim Sparks
Klaudete Koon
Klaudia Tóth
Krista French
Kristin Oppold
Kym Hunter
Lana Kinney
Laura Guenther

Lauren Fenty
Leah Curtis
Lennis Carrier
Linda Murphy
Lisa Johnson
Lori Anderson
Lupe Meter
Lynn Jobber
Mandi Effron

Marcia Dunne
Margareta Saari

Marianne Baxter
Marie Covert
Mary Ellen Parker
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens
Megan Milliken
Melissa Meman
Melissa Mesara

Michaela Pabeschitz
Michelle Tucker
Mimi Gardner
Mischelle Fanucchi
Monica Phillips
Mowse Doyle
Nancy Boylan
Nancy Dale
Pat Haight

Patina Queen
Patty Miller
Pia Kaven
Rebecca Anderson
Rose Johnson
Roxanne Blanc
Sarah Goode
Sarah Singer
Sarah Strover

Shalini Austin
Sherri Stokey
Sherry Baun
Sheryl Stephens
Silvia Sernicola
Solange Collin
Stacie Florer
Stacy Alderson
Stephanie Haussler

Stephanie LaRosa
Sue Burleigh
Susan Bowie
Susan Kelly
Susan of Libellula Jewelry
Susan Sheehan
Suzanne Fragiacomo
Tammi Sloan
Tammie Everly

Tania Hagen
Tania Spivey
Tanya Goodwin
Tanya Wiles
Tari Kahrs

Theresa Buchle
Tiffany Smith
Tina Holden

Tracey Nanstad
Tracie Dean
Tracy Bell
Tracy Kruse
Veralynne Malone
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom

Facebook Participants

D’Arsie Manzella
Claire Brannigan Hasemeier
Robin Showstack
Melanie Lemen Swope
Beccy Peterson
Kelli Nelson
Chris Schlicht
Shelley Cole-Kuduk
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