Saturday, December 26, 2009


Well I can finally show the necklace that I made for my Sister.  She opened it Christmas day at my Mother's house and although I wasn't there to see her expression she called later and said she liked it.  It was my favorite and I made several different necklaces.  It is made with fresh water pearls in the warm color they call chocolate..  I liked it so much I bought two other colors and want to make more now that the Christmas rush is over.  These are 10 mm. Pearls and just breathtaking with Chrystal beads as the focal. The over all length is about 18 inches, and each pearl is knotted on each end. They are fun to make.

Monday, December 21, 2009

World of Dreams and Make Believe

Well.....I had a lot of fun with that last post. Many people didn't read to the end to see that it was all a spoof. I know personally I hate that person...the perfect person.  The one that is always ahead of me with their shopping, wrapping and decorating.  Spotless house, perfect children. You know the type.....the Martha Stewart type...I on the other had was trying to gift wrap on the kitchen table that was loaded with this that and the other.  Shoving it from side to side instead of clearing it off first.

This really is our house.  My husband does it every year.  It seems to grow in the glow every year....bigger. He enjoys it and the whole town enjoys it so it is worth it. 

I hope everyone has a Blessed Christmas with family and friends..............spread alittle joy and kindness.  DIANE

Monday, December 7, 2009

How to Relax and Enjoy The Holiday

Yes I am finished with all my shopping.  Everything is wrapped with lovely little bows and glitter sprayed pine cones that I gathered while walking my three mile after Turkey Dinner walk.  The tree that my husband cut is lovely this year.  I like to change the theme every year and this year we choose green and gold. It means that I have to change all my decorations but I love starting fresh every year. Buying all the lovely ribbon and tying up over 100  6 inch bows to go with the new gold balls that are all glittery.  I have my cookie making stuff all fresh and will try a new recipe this year.  I haven't decided which six types I will use.  I always make six different kinds.  I am going to try a new fudge recipe too.  Found one that sounds fabulous with chopped cherries in it.  I love Christmas. I would love it more if I was Martha Stewart. If I had a staff of twelve or so......In my dreams all of the above would be true..still it is fun to fantasize...Hugs to all and I am sorry I have been gone for so long.  I lost my background and haven't had the time to find it. I have been busy making Jewelry and hope to publish it soon.         DIANE