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Bead Journal Project 2013- January

I am a little late in posting my 1st Bead Journal Project of 2013.  Let me tell you about my theme this year.  The official name I am using is Matters of my Heart.  I am using a heart shape which I will do each month. I cut out my Nicoles BeadBack and Ultra suede with Amuse Studios heart trio die set using the largest heart in the set. Which measures about 1.484” x 1.289”. Using  embroidery improvisationally beading because I really wanted to just bead what was in my heart for the  month.

So, what was the matters of my heart for January…..mental illness is was at the for front of my heart. Yes, with the Sandy Hook tragedy so fresh in my mind but also my own childhood. Unless you have or do live with someone with a mental illness you can’t understand what a “typical” day is like.





As my main color,  I used many shades of green. First reason,  I used green is the color of the awareness ribbon for bipolar disorder. Also green is the color of balance and growth. I know what a struggle it is for everyone effect by this disease to find balance. I hope and prayer for more growth in understanding this disease. I used accents of gold (for success), white (for wholeness), and black (because it is the a hidden disease).

The little collage I made was to cover up a bead I cracked,  but in hindsight I think it was to show how people and people living with people with a mental illness cover things up. Okay, on the collage I used, butterfly wings (fly free), the word me (I lived with a parent with mental illness), the number 1 for January, and stars (to show you can shine).

1 in 17 adults have a mental illness. Something they can’t control just like heart disease. You are born with it. Please show patience, mercy and love to these people and their families! I will get off my soap box now.

Thanks so much for stopping in check out my Bead Journal. I am hoping to be on top next month. SMILE!



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Cheery creature

This morning we headed off to the town next door to us for their farmer’s market, my friend Molly  ( aka : Phat Penguin Cheesecakes) is selling her homemade cheesecakes by the slice ! YUMMY!!!!

She asked me if I could make her a pin with a penguin on it. Of course, I can and did. Here it is :

Here are some other wonderful things we seen at the market:

gorgeous flowers

Fun hats

cool yard art

Dog chews

veggies of course

I would look awesome riding this sweet bike!

As we drove home and talked about how much fun we had, then the most amazing thing happened! A doe and fawn crossed the road in front of us! Of course, I have no photo of that since my camera was in my pocket…ugh!!!!!

Hope you all have wonderful Saturday. Thank you so much for stopping in to peek 🙂


Clip-it-up spots, ICAD, Pin

For the Red, White, and Blue

Americans in strength unite
This union born in freedom’s light

United States, how sure we are
We’ll pull together, near and far

The world can see of what we’re made
Each state is of the highest grade

Determination, filled with pride
Our people’s will won’t be denied

Our founding fathers set to stay
The road we’ve traveled to this day

A quest for right cannot be wrong
With help from God, we will stay strong

Support our troops ranks number one
For the job they do is never done

When forced they put it on the line
True patriots, when called they shine

Let’s raise Old Glory with a cheer
And thank all soldiers, past and here

by Roger Robicheau


Close-up of ICAD

Clip-it-up spot

***new item- a pin*** Coming to my Etsy shop soon 🙂

Have a blessed, safe and wonderful 4th, everyone! Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to comment! Your the best!