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Wednesday, June 29, 2016


We live in a Del Webb Community full of activities and fun. They say if you are bored here it is your own darn fault. There is TONS of stuff to do here between the various groups and the athletic facilities, pool etc.

Well I joined the beading group called Don't Worry Bead Happy and in today's class we made these really cute red, white and blue earrings for the Fourth of July. I got this one done in class and I am currently working on it's buddy just in time for the 4th!

It uses ladder stitch, brick stitch and simple stringing to get this result!
I can see all kinds of variations you could do with this. 

Here is a youtube video that might give you ideas to make your own!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

We are Cooking with Gas! New Studio

New house, new studio. I finally got the cabinets etc. installed and was able to set up my computer. This will not be it's final home, I plan to move it across the hall, but we do not have the desk yet. At any rate, I am now up and at em again!

I have not gotten much stitching done in the past month or so since we moved from the other house. But I hope to get back at it soon.What I can show you is three photos of my new studio. It is all set up with a few minor changes to be make. I can stitch, sew, bead, craft and work on just about anything I want. 

Best of all it has french doors with blinds that can open from the top , so I can close the doors and when people look in they see the pretty top half of the room, not any mess on the counters!! The door blinds can also be opened from the bottom up, but I do not think I will use them that way, I like the view best with the top down - you can get an idea what I mean in the last photo.

I said this before, and I hope to be true to my that I have retired I hope to have more time to dedicate to fun stuff, including blogging more! 

I took these photos from left to right while standing in the doorway. It is a nice sunny day here in Arizona so the first photo is a bit dark due to the window, sorry. The next two show the true wood color better.

This room should keep me happy an busy for MANY years to come. I have a few more things to hang on the wall and a couple other things, but it is READY!!