Sunday, July 26, 2009
So - here is another snapshot taken from the web cam looking from my office/guest bedroom into the living room and door to the deck:
My office/guest bedroom and my window on the backyard. Not a bad place to work from home, huh?
And, through the screen, a nice shot of my neighbors Box o' Wood fences! Hate the fences.
But a nice place to work from.
Wish I would have straightened out the stuff in the background! I know my mother will see this. It wasn't me, Mom, it was Dan!
Come on, Rocky - turn around! We are on TV!
There we go - I called it good at that point and went to bed.
OK, Karen --- have you got Live Messenger downloaded, yet? You are next!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
By the way, the leaf was carved by a Santo Domingo lady who lives in the Southwest. I don't know her, I got the leaf here in Bloomington, but she does nice work. This turquoise is probably stabilized and dyed - just a guess from how it feels and looks and the price.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Here is a pick from today:
Miss Vicki's lovely blue spiral bracelet As well as the necklace she made:
One of the first things I do is to see what Phyllis is working on - here are new designs. A very lucky friend of hers will be getting this purple necklace. The pictures don't do it justice.
I snatched this one off of her beading mat as she was working on it - just to get a picture of it.
And the last Phyllis creation for today: Happy Beading!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I scanned this sometime in the 90's but don't remember when. I think I have the negatives and it occurs to me I should try to see if someone can image it into digital form. I don't know what made me think of this picture but I decided to put it here - blemishes and all!
Lynne - do you remember this?!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
There we go....now we're safe...
Bob and Lee found the snake in Lee's chard this morning. Bob said it had 7 pairs of rattles so it was an older snake. I'm not sure I would have gotten close enough to count but I guess it was important information. Seems that it had eaten a mouse or something small recently because it had a lump and seemed to be cooling off and digesting it's breakfast. When WHAM! it gets poked and hauled out of it's nice cool cabbage patch and slammed in a garbage can. Entertainment, desert style!
Below is Lee, the proud owner of his desert garden and, apparently, a rattlesnake. Lee's garden looks wonderful - particularly when it might have been around 110 this morning when this picture was taken. Lee was doing the prodding on the back end of the snake and Bob was using a grapefruit picker to pick it up and throw it in the garbage can. Somewhere during the process the rattles got counted. Sheesh!
Way to go, guys!! I am never going to walk on the ground around there again.
Thought you might like to see what I have been working on. One day this will pass and I will be on to the next new stitch.
The safety pins are there to keep it from unraveling until I finish it. It can unravel very quickly and very easily until the ends are finished. It is so sad when that happens and it has happened several times.
This is the one I am working on now. I don't think you can go wrong with silver and turquoise. I will make a 'bead' out of the matter silver and wrap it around the piece when it is done.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
We had lots of people there today - I think Madeleine was the only one missing. She was taking some time off - she would have been thrilled that Fragilia and Bonani joined us and I am sorry she has missed their first beading class! Ahhhh the memories.....
The other side of the table. Thanks for taking the pictures, Peggy!
Chrystine beads with wire and this is one of her necklaces (and her throat). Uh-oh I think I just felt one of the other Beady-Eyed Buddies perk up and think that they now want to bead with wire! I don't know how it works but Chrystine might be talked into to teaching us.
I know all of the Beady-Eyed Bunch will like this picture. Levi is guarding the bead tray! I wonder how many times that little nose has had some beads stuck to it!
Chrystine has made her first 'Bumps in the Road' designed by Bev Herman of 'No Easy Beads' and will send us a picture of that to post here.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
And the tomatoes continue to grow in the summer - I am so happy they are getting big. Now if only they will get red! The stem split at the base in a thunderstorm but the tomatoes have not seemed to mind it. I now realize why people tie them up or put them inside cages. I will remember to do that next summer. For now - she is tied to the porch light with blue yarn.
I have high hopes. At least I am not fighting the birds for them like Bob is. I believe that Mini and Rocky are hoping the birds will come down to play with them. I think that the birds may be smarter than that. I think.
And one picture of this morning's backyard - early when the sun was coming up. I will want to look at this when the snow starts piling up back there and I am shoveling the yard because Mini simply won't 'go' anywhere else but in the backyard!
Monday, July 13, 2009
I sent the pictures to Bob who told me they are the idler pulley and the spring 'thingy' that keeps the tension on the serpentine belt. Who knew?! Thank goodness for Bob! BTW - it is 117 degress at 6 p.m. AZ time and in the shade. He says it is a little warmish down there!
And here is her first tow....there she goes, brave little truck! 9 years old and 160,000 miles...she just looks so small up there... Wish I would have washed her this weekend like I had intended to.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Thanks again. And you were missed, Jen!