Thursday, February 11, 2010

Who knew dogs loved beads so much!

So, as you can tell Sammy and I had nothing better to do when it snowed a few weeks ago so we played dress up with Oscar.  Sammy found this old shell necklace and put it on Oscar.  Funny thing was, he wasn't phased by it.   I guess because when he was a puppy I made him wear all kinds of beaded collars.  Sammy sat him down and he just strutted his stuff like he thought he was all that and a bag of chips.  I love that little dog and he loves beads!  I knew I picked out the perfect dog for me!

Meanwhile, as you can see, Lilly was not phased.

Our one eyed bird, Zadok, loves beads too!  He will sit on my shoulder just like shown above and watch me bead.  I'm so glad that I have beady animals.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Holy Swarovski Batman, its finally partly finished!

After 23 componants and 10 hours later the base for my Bead Dreams project is complete.  Now all I have to do is add all of my sassy Swarovski embellishments.  It is going to be AWESOME!  I couldn't help but try it on to see how it layed.  It layed perfect on my neck and it didn't irritate me like I thought it would with all the bicones. I ran out of seed beads though so at the moment I am at a stand still.  I called Saturday and found another bead store at the beach that carries this same color and they have shipped me some more so hopefully they will be here soon so that I can continue with my piece.
This project originally came about by a ring that I designed. I submitted the ring to bead and button last week so I will keep my fingers crossed as to if it gets accepted into the magazine.  I'm can't say I won't be disappointed if I don't get into the magazine but at the same time I understand how hard it is to get in there.  If I don't get into B&B there are always other bead magazines.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Ready for a little Warmth!

I love cold weather.  I love the fact that you can put on layers of clothes!  I mean come on...when it's hot you can only take off so much.  This being said, with all the bad weather we have had lately, I am ready for a little bit of sunshine and warm weather.  I was going through some of my old pictures and I found this pic of one of our Dale family vacations from 2 or 3 years ago.  There are two things you can guarantee on a Dale Vacation. One, I am going to get roasted!  There is no way around it and two, no matter how hard I try, there is going to be that one picture where I am showing clevage.  There is just no way around it.  I guess I should just be happy that God gave me good girls!  Anyways, this picture was taken right before we got on a boat and were taken out to an island shell hunting.  We had a blast on that trip.  This was pre-MS and nanny pre-cancer.  It's amazing what can change in a few years and what life can teach you. 

Thursday, February 4, 2010

So Today Emotionally Sucked!

So today emotionally sucked!  I have been working out for the last month.  Every Tuesday and Thursday I have showed up to work out with my trainer.  Every other day my body has hurt terribly!  Today we got on the scale and I have gained 3 pounds.  How could I have possibly gained 3 pounds? How is that possible?  And to top it all off, I only lost 1 inch on my body!  WTF!!!!!!  I cried all the way home then I cried a little more.  I finally got over it, put on my big girl panites, and got on with my day.  At this point I had these terrible black circles under my eyes.  They looked so bad that concealer wouldn't even cover them up.  I then went to Belks and talked to the girl at the Clinique counter who informed me that I was at the age that I needed to start taking care of my skin if I didn't want to have bad wrinkles when I get older.  I know that the girl meant nothing by it and that I was totally over reacting but at that point I bought the under eye cream and got on with my day.

The rest of the day all I could think about was how bad I wanted to go and get the biggest piece of cake I could find to eat because the last month of my life has been a waste of time! 

I came home in the sleet and rain and worked on my Bead Dreams Project and I am proud to report that I only have 2 more componants left to finish and then I will have the base of my necklace finished and I will be ready to add the dangles.  I can't wait!  This piece rocks!

I then cleaned my face and put my under eye cream on.