Saturday, December 10, 2011

It's been forever....

Yikes, it's been forever since I last posted here! In any case, it was a wonderful summer cruising Alaskan waters on the Holland America Amsterdam. That ship actually docked in Anchorage, so I got to see family every 2 weeks most of the summer. I hope I'm on it again during this upcoming summer.

After the cruising season, the family went on a vacation to Las Vegas and Grand Canyon, where I also had a chance to visit with my friend Mike Ann again. Since then I've been enjoying being home and winter in Alaska. I haven't done much beading yet, but I'm beginning to feel the urge and inspiration. So soon...
This year I'm organizing beaded ornaments with a bird theme--rather than beaded squares--for the breast cancer auction in June. The B&BMag folks have taken on the squares with my knowledge and blessing. More info about my ornament project on my web site.

Recently, I pulled out my polymer clay and designed and made a couple of Alutiiq Christmas tree ornaments. This is a photo of one--an Alutiiq hunting visor.

Happy holidays and a wonderful new year!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

BC bead quilts done!!!

Hurray, the BC beaded quilts are finished and shipped off to the Bead & Button folks in Milwaukee!!! I'm seriously thinking that this was my last year for the beaded quilts. The quilts have taken a good chunk of my life over the past 7 years and will have raised around $20,000 for breast cancer research. I think my Mom would be proud to be the inspiration. But life is about change and it's time to move on to something else. I find that I really haven't designed NEW beadwork in at least 4 years; I think it's time to get back to that. And travel a bit more, probably through my cruise-ship job.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Amber Hoard finished

Here's a photo of the finished Amber Hoard Necklace. I finished it right before I left for the cruises in New Zealand/Australia, but didn't have time to post a photo then. I'm home for just a couple of days, then leave for a family vacation until February 1.