Sunday, November 30, 2008

Party to greatest creation

Some years ago, I gave birth to my son. Then he fathered a daughter . Now tonight or maybe in the morning she will give birth to a little boy baby named Noah. He is 6 weeks early so we are saying prayers for him and his mother that they will be safe and healthy. At this point the docs say that every thing is going just great.

We will talk about the bead tree later...I am still trying to get them picked.

Pictures of Noah as soon a they are made.

Monday, November 24, 2008

ARE YOU A BEAD PICKER ?

Today I heard a tractor coming down the road. Since we don't have too many of those passing by now days, I went to see what was going on. You might know that it was a farmer on a tractor....and attached to the tractor was a picking machine. I knew that it was a picking machine because I had seen it in a field of cotton last week and , for sure, it was picking the cotton. Seems to me that it was wasting more that it was saving. There was a lot on the ground and a good bit left on the bushes....This did not happen when the cotton was hand picked.

Well at any rate, I ask the farmer if he could pick my "beads" with his machine and showed him the trees. Would you believe he almost laughed his head off and then he laughed some more. I did not think that it was so "cotton pickin'" funny. I really need those "beads" picked ! When he realized that I was serious (he had that "you really are a nut case" look on his face) he very carefully explained that the cotton picking machine could not reach up high into the trees, it could only pick things that were down low to the ground.

As he pulled his fancy picking machine,back into the road, he was still laughing. I just don't understand it at all.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

? I FOUND A BEAD TREE ?



After all the leaves fell off this tree, I discovered the most amazing thing.....it was filled with clusters of beautiful golden beads.

Now I would say that if this is,in truth, a real live bead tree...well, then I will never have to buy beads again.

However the question now becomes "how will I obtain the golden beads from the tree branches?"

I am short. The tree is tall.
There was a time many years ago when I have little kids around me all the time that would have been up the tree picking "beads" and selling them to me for a penny each. But now I have millions of beads and no one to pick them for me.......and I have just found 4 more trees like this on the edge of the property. O, goody, now how am I going to get 5 trees of "beads" picked?

I will keep you posted on the out come of this wonderful puzzle.

In the meantime check out my shop at http://www.jonwen45.etsy.com to see how I have been using the beads that I bought.

If you know of any "bead pickers" that don't charge much, please send them my way.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Little Delay in adding to shop

Old age stinks but the only other option is death. Think I will stick with old age. Been feeling a bit poorly lately so I spent most of today with doctor and then waiting on my meds. At least while I waited, I was able to go to bead store. Got some pretty interesting beads and can't wait to start creating.

I have some cute Snow Mamas and some crystal angels ready for the shop.
Just have to get pictures made and posted.

My shop of course is http://www.jonwen45.etsy.com

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Day After Election Day






Well, dear friends, we made it through and we are still here this morning

even if we did stay up two nights in a row watching CNN.


And as I said before , it doesn't matter who the winner is , we need to pray for this country and its people because we are in a real mess here with the economy and the prices of gas and everything else. With a great deal of courage and faith ,we need to go forward to rebuild our sick economy and renew our belief in this mighty nation.




I plan to do everything I can to help the economy to recover. I will be putting more items in my shop at reasonable prices and low shipping rates.




This will keep money here and lower gas consumption. The items will all be HANDMADE or vintage. I recycle as many objects as I can and incorporate them into my items. Presently my main focus is on jewelry and since I am a Proud member of the Etsy Fatsy Team, I will be adding some larger pieces for the Big Beautiful Ladies and Guys too. I am also a Proud member of the GAetsyTeam and CAST. All of these folks are wonderful artists and crafters!

Enough of this coffee and chatting. Got to go and create something wonderful for my shop. http://www.jonwen45.etsy.com/ .Click on the Christmas section to see the newest items. I will be adding more today. In fact , I think I will add some pictures now...they will probably be at the top of this page/or not.


Yes the pictures showed up at the top of the page . The first one is of a necklace made of cateye glass chips with an enameled hummingbird pendant. It will make a great gift...get all the details and order in my etsy shop.(web site listed above). The next picture of course is of red and green Christmas wreath earrings, also available in my shop.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

CHRISTMAS GIFTS - JEWELRY



I openend my Christmas Shop today. All items HANDMADE !


And I will be adding to it every few days. I am planning on having


items other than jewelry. There is just not enough time in the day


to make all the things crowded in my head. Right now I am focused


on animals, frogs,butterflies,hummingbirds. You never know what


might make its way into the shop.




Stop by any time and often. I think you will enjoy your visit.






The picture above is just a little something from the shop......