Sunday, January 27, 2013
Suzie at The Works is hosting a giveaway for this Valentine Quilt Kit by Meags & me.
You’ll get a big stack of Hug Me fabric by Sue Zipkin and a pattern to sew it all up called Kiss Me by Meags and Me. All you’ve gotta do is leave a comment on her blog and if you’ve got an account, share the post on Facebook! Contest ends next Tuesday, January 30th, at midnight. Valentine Quilt Kit Giveaway!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
You’ll love the quick strip-piecing tricks to make the log cabin blocks and the nine-patch blocks.
Download the project instructions here: Nighty Night
In case you missed it, they shared the instructions for another quilt – Six Quarters for a Hug - last week on their blog.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Top finalists will be selected from the contest entries, all of whom will have their work published in the Beader’s Blog, in the next issue of The Beading Wire and on the Beadaholique Facebook page for public voting. Two winners, one domestic and one international, will each receive a $100 Beadaholique gift certificate and further exposure on their blog and Facebook page! An Editor’s Pick chosen from the remaining finalists will receive a $50 gift certificate.
Tuesday, February 5 @ 4PM PT: Last day to submit.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
|Fuchsia by Miranda Groenendaal|
The 2012 Bead-It-Forward items (plus others donated by Bead & Button Show teachers, vendors, and attendees) were auctioned off at the 2012 Bead & Button Show, raising $19,500 for breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Now they are doing it again! The Bead-It-Forward theme for 2012–2013 is "Flowers: Stitching to find a bloomin' cure."
The theme of the 2013 Bead-It-Forward project is “Flowers: Stitching to find a bloomin' cure.” Each piece of donated beadwork must be 1½ x 1½ in. (3.8 x 3.8 cm) square.
You may use any beadwork stitches or other techniques on your square, and you may include beads in any color, shape, or style, but the overall motif of the square must reflect flowers.
The deadline for submitting squares is March 1, 2013. They've already received many submissions. See a gallery of submitted squares.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
A New Year, a New Blog! I think I'll celebrate with a New Giveaway!
The prize is a copy of the book Japanese Beadwork by Sonoko Nozue. This latest book in the Beadweaving Master Class series is rich and rewarding and will make you feel as if you are taking a class in Japanese beadwork with Sonoko Nozue. Filled with 25 spectacular beading projects from this master of beadwork, you will not be disappointed with the luxurious beauty of the projects. As in all books from Lark, the photography in this book is exceptionally stunning.
To enter the giveaway, just use the Rafflecopter gadget below. Good luck!
|Happy New Year!|
April 2012: My husband Charles and I went to Tucson, Arizona to visit my mother, Rose, and sister, Gina. It was hot! We took the shuttle up Sabino Canyon, and spent the day at a swimming hole.
|Charlie at the Swimming Hole in Sabino Canyon, Tucson April, 2012|
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area Fed by the waters of Sabino Creek and sheltered by the canyon walls, the plants and animals that inhabit the canyon offer an interesting contrast to those found in the surrounding desert.
5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.
We also spent a day at the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun. This was the home of artist, Ted DeGrazia, and is now a museum. The primitive, spiritual beauty of his art perfectly evokes the mystical depth of Tucson.
DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun The DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun is the creation of one of the Southwest’s most famous artists, Ted (Ettore) DeGrazia (1909-1982). Visit the main gallery, the adobe mission and the artist’s home.
Hours: Daily: 10 am - 4 pm Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.
On Swan Rd., 1 mile North of Sunrise Dr.
August 2012: Back home, environmental issues came to the forefront as it became known that Pacific Gas and Electric Company had plans to blast our local waters with sonic booms as part of planned seismic testing. This would be done as an effort to keep open Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, and would have devastating effects on local marine life, including otters, dolphins and whales.
|Marine life swarms Avila, August 2012|
|Charlie in Yosemite|
|Charlie and Cassie at Kirk Creek|
All in all, not a bad year!
- Playing with Thoughts of a Better World in Sabino Canyon Near Tucson
- Capturing The Moment - A Walk In Sabino Canyon After A Winter Rain
- Hiking Pima Canyon, October, 2012
- Hiking The Phone Line Historical Trail In Sabino Canyon
- Tucson Oddity: Old stone structure in Sabino has perplexed visitors over years