Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Madieke Necklace

While the Madieke Necklace pattern will not be available for sale until next year, I will be teaching it at the Garden of Beadin' in Bartonsville, PA in December.  You can contact the store to sign up at 570-426-9168.  I would love to have you join us!!

Madieke Necklace
Saturday, December 17th
10:30 am to 2:00 pm
3.5 hour class

The first step in this necklace is a right angle weave base. To get the most out of this class, a supply list and worksheet for the first step is available in the store for those that prepay for the class. I would recommend that you have the base complete before coming to class so that we can focus on the embellishment.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


It has been a crazy and sometimes rough year.  There is much that I could complain about, things we have struggled with this year but lately I have been focusing on my blessings instead.  All things considered I am truly blessed.  I have a wonderful family who loves me, a home to keep me warm, food and clothes.  My basic needs are met each day.  Sometimes I think that we lose sight of that in our everyday life.  We worry about what is coming around the bend, how do we pay for this or we know this big expense is coming and how will we take care of it.  It is GOOD to sometimes just step back and see how many blessings we truly have.  So today I am going to count my blessings (tomorrow my worries may take back over, but today...)

I would like to share with you a favorite picture of mine that is a blessing in many ways.  A good friend (Rose Finley) of a good friend graciously offered to take our family picture.  We had it scheduled at the end of October.  It turned out to be the day that a nor'easter hit the northeast (we ended up with over 12" of snow).  We rescheduled for the morning since the worst of the snow was after lunch and at the end of our time, she asked if we wanted to take pictures in the snow which had started to fall.  My boys and I were game and I love this picture!  I hope you take time to appreciate what you have and those who are in your life.  I so appreciate all of you who come and read my blog and enjoy my designs.  Your kind words and visits here mean so much to me.  Thank you.  Have a wonderful day today!!  I pray that God will bless you greatly.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Alrighty then....

Apparently the web address for my lulu store has been changed.  The new addy is http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/NLPBeadDesign.  I apologize if this has been an inconvience for anyone. 

I have finally gotten back to beading and am in the process of finishing up and writing a couple of lovely necklaces.  Here is a sneak peek at one of them!  

This year has been an different one for me.  I have been involved with my boys and their activities and had less time to bead than I did last year.  Maybe it is just me and not managing my time well or maybe it is just me! :-)  Anyway, life seems to be slowing the pace a little and I am looking forward to more time with my beads.  First, I need to find my beading table!!  Hope you are having a great day!  Thanks for stopping by.