Monday, December 29, 2008

For My Red Hat Friends

Happy New Year!! Hope everyone had a joyous Christmas! My celebration with family came and went all too quickly as usual. So many blessings that I'm thankful for this year!! I'm especially thankful for my friend, Rebecca. Be sure to check out her photography blog in my blog list. My daughter and I were featured in her blog recently!

I love this poem by Jenny Joseph. I'm sure most of you have seen it or heard parts of it before. This was my inspiration for my latest denim bead creation. Enjoy!

When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple

with a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.

And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves

and satin candles, and say we've no money for butter.

I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired

and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells

and run my stick along the public railings

and make up for the sobriety of my youth.

I shall go out in my slippers in the rain

and pick the flowers in other people's gardens

and learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat

and eat three pounds of sausages at a go

or only bread and pickles for a week

and hoard pens and pencils and beer nuts and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry

and pay our rent and not swear in the street

and set a good example for the children.

We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?

So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised

When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Fa-la-la-la-Love This Denim Jewelry!

What's in your stocking?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Candy Cane Story

Jesus Gentle Shepherd,
this cane of red and white
proclaims the sweet love story
born on Christmas night

This cane, you see, when turned around
begins your name of Love
and now becomes a symbol
of peace proclaimed above
The lively peppermint flavor
is the regal gift of spice
The white is your purity
and the red your sacrifice

And so this cane reminds us
of just how much you care
and like your Christmas Gift to us
it's meant for all to share

I had fun putting this necklace together using my white denim beads and big red beads. That along with all the snow we have on the ground really has me in the Christmas spirit!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Happy Holiday Shopping

I just had my first in-home, cash and carry show. I really appreciated all the tips from my fellow beaders on the BeadStyle Magazine forum. It was a lot of fun, and I'm looking forward to the next!