Friday, December 10, 2010

Andrew Thornton's Thursday Giveaway

How would you like to win this fantastic set of beads, courtesy of Cindy Gimbrone!  Check out Andrew Thornton's Blog to find out how you could be the luck winner.  Good Luck!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Welcoming the Fall Season with a Giveaway!

Raida  from Havana Beads is having a wonderful give away for these gorgeous pumpkin beads.  Better hurry, the drawing is tonight!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Rainy Saturday

I don't know why, but I have always loved rainy Saturdays, especially if I don't have to go any where and I can stay in and relax.   I love to curl up on the couch with a cup of coffee or tea and just listen to the rain and the soft rolling thunder.  Add some soft music in the background, or a romantic comedy and this is a perfect day!  Hope you enjoy yours!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Check Out This Give Away!

The very talented Carolyn of AutumnLeavesJewelry
is celebrating her 700th Etsy sale with a wonderful give away for this gorgeous turquoise ring!  Visit Carolyn's blog for the official contest rules.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

Andrew Thornton's Wonderful Thursday Giveaway

Andrew Thornton's blog is in it's fourth year and he's celebrating with this fantastic giveaway!  Check out Andrew's blog to find out what you need to do for a chance at winning!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Summertime Favs

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

Check Out This Huge Giveaway!

Denise Yezbak Moore is having a huge giveaway!  Please visit her blog to check out all the pretties and the rules for the giveaway.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

There's Still Time to Win These Lovely Beads

Visit Andrew Thornton's blog at for a chance to win these wonderful beads from Green Girl Studio.  Better hurry!  The lucky winner will be selected on Monday (June 7th) at midnight EST.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

A blessing and prayer tribute to all mothers

Blessed be all mothers
Who have come into our lives
Whose kindness, care and loving
Remain with us to guide.

Your inspiration in us
Made us strive in every way
Especially to remember
Helping others makes our day.

Mothers, this little tribute
Flows directly from my heart
You are so loved and cherished
Invaluable, one and all, you are.

by Susan Kramer

God's blessing to you on this Mother's Day of 2010 and may you have a wonderful and glorious day!


Monday, April 26, 2010


Originally uploaded by FragilePhoto
This is one of my daughter's photos. The colors are so vibrant and the contrast is amazing. I'm going to have to find some beads in these colors and see how they look as a necklace.

Check out more of my daughter's photos on flickr

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

God's blessings to you and yours and may the peace of Christ be with you always.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Today three birds came to visit me
A dove, a cardinal and a chickadee
Stopped by my back door, one, two, three
What a beautiful and glorious site to see
A gentle reminder to you and me
Of God's sweet love and mercy

Friday, February 19, 2010

Barbara Lewis: Painting with Fire Artwear!

Barbara Lewis is giving away three beautiful sets of flame torched enamel beads to celebrate her new blog, Painting With Fire! Check out and follow her new blog for a chance to win one of the gorgeous sets of beads!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Summers Studio's First Friday Freebie

Visit Summers Studio blog at to check out these adorable bird beads and for a chance to win a mystery bowl of beads! 

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Prayer for the Day from

Prayer for the Day

Dear Father in Heaven, I am so grateful to be Your child and I thank you for your wonderful promises to me. Thank you for the encouraging Words found in the Bible.  I do want to walk in Your wisdom.  Open my understanding to Your Words and then give me the grace to obey them.  Help me to be able to cast all my cares upon you, when I am tempted to worry or fret over my problems. I do appreciate being able to lie down and have a restful night's sleep. Thank you also for soundness of mind and body.  Help me to share with others this day about Your goodness. I ask in Jesus' name. Amen.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A New Year with Morning Devotionals

Many years ago, my dear, sweet mother-in-law (God rest her beautiful soul) gave me a copy of Max Lucado's Grace For The Moment.  I don't think I read it all the way through until the second year that I had it, but I found that I loved the book and have read it over for several years.  So many mornings the page I was reading was very relevant to how I was feeling, or what was going on in my life.

While Christmas shopping I discovered that there is a Volume II and decided to buy it for myself.  It is so amazing, but these past three mornings, each page read has been right on mark with what I have been feeling and the worries I have been having for my family.  Yesterday I was feeling kind of lost and worrying about several things at once.  I sat down, opened my book and the reading was "The Lord is With Me" and referenced Psalm 23:4 You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.   Then on the radio they played David Crowder Band's How He Loves Us and I was so over whelmed that I had to find the video to share with everyone (please check out the video link on my 1/02/10 post).

Since this blog was started to post about my jewelry, I'm hoping to have some pictures posted later today.  I just have to wait for my darling daughter to wake up and help me with the camera, as I haven't quit mastered the new (for me) digital age.  I've made several pieces lately that I'm pretty happy with and would like to share them.

By the way, my daughter is an amazing photographer and you should check out her blog and Flickr site

Have a blessed day!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Just in Case You Forgot

I wanted to have the video appear here, but the embedding is disabled.  Please click on the link and watch this wonderful video.  I hope the words touch your heart as they do mine.   Have a blessed day!

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year Wish

Happy New Year!

May this year bring you many blessing, good health, much happiness and all the love your heart can hold!