Saturday, December 28, 2013

How to Make a Single-Strand Slash-Dash Bar

For some time now I have been trying to learn how to tie knots.  I am intrigued with this talent.  I read, I test and I take apart.  I try these tutorials on You Tube and find them to be easy to follow.  My pieces NEVER come out as nicely as what J.D. makes but I am not giving up people.  Tie on....

Check out Tying It All Together where J.D. shares his talents with readers.  His book is full of easy to follow step-by-step instructions with great big bright photos.  A GREAT FIND!

I must say that my work stems from the same pattern but they just never come out as nicely as the illustration.  Ha!  

I am not giving up I will continue to loop, thread and tuck.

I have finally found that tying myself in knots can be fun.  Who would have thunk it.

Have a nice Saturday!


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas Season

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It has been some time since I added to this blog.  I've been extremely busy at work.  This is my excuse for EVERYTHING but it is a busy place and I am obsessed very focused on that.  

My oldest daughter graduated from Prescott College on December 14th so that was FANTASTIC!!  I am a proud parent and eager to see what adventures shes takes in the coming months.  I was inspired by her speech at baccalaureate.  When I saw the love, kindness and support that she and her classmates showed for one another I was reminded that the world is full of wonderfully talented and intelligent people.  They struggled together and the final result was SUCCESS for each of them.  Congratulations to each of them!
My youngest daughter traveled from S. Dakota to be with family and we are all overjoyed to see her.  She is far from home in a part of the country that is very different than where she was raised.  She is resilient, brave and tenacious.
Today I attended a funeral for a family friend today.  It was a story of an honorable man surrounded by family and friends.  A celebration of life.  

When someone young, talented and humorous passes away it's hard to swallow.  We question why and sometimes question our faith.  I think we must forgive.  Be kind to ourselves and others and BELIEVE.
This is a SEASON of change and jubilation.  A new beginning.

There are only a few days until Christmas and everyone is hustling to get things done.  I am moving at a slow and steady pace and I am anxious to spend time with family and friends and enjoy the cookies moment.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with family and friends.

Feliz Navidad,


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

New Mexi Etsy Members

Dream Big, Live Large 
and Surround Yourself With Beautiful Things/People.  
Featured in this post are items from New Mexy Etsy Shop Owners throughout New Mexico.  

Columbine Silver Ring in eco-friendly artisan fine silver USA size 8
Stuck on Silver
Petroglyph Rock Art Clay Pendant Necklace - HORNED LIZARD - FREE Shipping!
Secret Canyon
Ladies Fun Leopard Shoe Birthday Invitation DIGITAL FILE  Fashion, Pink, Purple, Turqouise, Lime Green, Milestone Party, High Heel, Animal
The Funky Olive
New Mexican Zia Sterling Cowgirl Western Southwestern New Mexico Necklace
Ristra Ranch