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Warning...

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Warning to all- this post may be offensive to some and hazardous to the safety of others. I am not resposible for either if you continue to read this post. Many of you know me as a little quirky and most reverent and possibly even innocent. This post may shatter your total image of who you think I am, but rest assured it is really me.
I began my usual journey of making a specific object to bless someone. In this case, I set out to make a bunny for my Fairy Bead Sister for Easter. However I didn't quite find a bunny I wanted to make, and it all seemed so commercially wierd. But I discovered a duck pattern that struck me as fun and cute. Locally ducks and chicks are bought by farmers for their kids for Easter and they become the farm animal that produces eggs later on- Dual duty and something familiar to this area that I love. I recreated this pattern in miniature and set off to bead. It was a silly little face, that made me giggle. With her head tilting to the side, as if looking qu…

Tugging at those heart-strings...

In the last week, I have attended two funerals. At each one there was a special something that someone (or a group of somebodies) did that tugged at my heart-strings. Each one was a sign of respect for the family who was grieving the loss of that special person that was called home to the sweet by and by. They were not costly but were just priceless gestures.

A special group that I belong to, the Dallas Bead Society, sent a beautiful plant to my PawPaw's service and my family was moved by the love that was apparent amongst these people they had never met. Not only did it comfort them to know someone cared about my 92 year old grandfather's passing but it also showed them that I have found a loving place in this world. My PawPaw left behind  many decendants with only one having  preceeded him in death and that baby never took his first breath. A heritage of health, prosperity, and faithfullness was left by W.T Geron, Sr.

Today, I attended the services for my husband's Aunt …

Trying to tell me something?

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My little man came in with this right after I found beaded toilet paper here.
I also recieved this story in my inbox the same day.
THE BAPTIST WHITE LIE CAKE Have you ever told a white lie? You are going to love this, especially all of the ladies who bake for church events:
Alice Grayson was to bake a cake for the Baptist Church Ladies' Group in Tuscaloosa , but forgot to do it until the last minute. She remembered it the morning of the bake sale and after rummaging through cabinets, found an angel food cake mix & quickly made it while drying her hair, dressing, and helping her son pack up for Scout camp.

When she took the cake from the oven, the center had dropped flat and the cake was horribly disfigured and she exclaimed, "Oh dear, there is not time to bake another cake!" This cake was important to Alice because she did so want to fit in at her new church, and in her new community of friends. So, being inventive, she looked around the house for something to build u…

Teacher...Teacher...

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I showed up to the Dallas Bead Society meeting with these beauties- then I was bombarded to teach them at a  different venue for profit. I knew the day would come when I could teach what I do and make a few dollars while I was at it. I never dreamed the day would come so soon. there are my black and white beaded cogs/ gears. I already posted a pic of the turquoise ones I made and I have had a bee in my bonnet since.
Here is the one I made while I photographed each step for the instructions. This one was also photographed step by step. These represent the basic cog and the most ellaborate one. I am going to make several more colorways and offer a kit with instructions. So far I have  black/ silver and white; red and black;  lime, yellow, and fushia- which was inspired by the Ringlet kits Marcia sent us to work up for her. I will keep everyone posted and if you think you may want one just raise your hand- LOL.
Another exciting new addition to the blogging world is my friend Mandi's site…

I Had to Giggle

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You know, being yourself can be hard, but mostly it is a whole lotta fun! I signed up for a "What the ?" swap where you send beads to your partner, ones that you bought so long ago and never used that you didn't know what you were thinking when you bought them. My partner and I knew immediately what style of bracelet we were going to make with each other's beads, just as soon as we saw them. After sending our finished bracelet back home to the bead owner, we learned that we each used the same pattern for the beads we received. We were both so excited that it was not going to be a burden to figure out a plan to make something nice. It was like magic because sometimes you get something you are not familiar with and then you have NO idea what you are going to do or your inspiration takes a sabatical. I am still giggling at this coincidence, it is just too funny! Here is the bracelet I made with her beads. And her is the bracelet she made with my beads.
So sometimes being y…