Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

The calendar will be up in the morning... right now, I'm partying!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

And MORE Bling!

Today when I went to snoop down at the retreat (I love to check out all the projects and goings-on with my retreaters), I found another gift from beader Royelle: a pair of Christmas tree earrings! The photo doesn't do them justice as they are much more sparkly in person. Thank you, Royelle - you are too much!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Party Bling

My local guild had our annual Christmas party the other night and I noticed that many of our members went all out in their Christmas attire. Some had jazzy vests, some had cute earrings, and others had some good-looking bling! Harking back to my footwear fotos at Quilt Market, I thought I'd annoy everyone with extreme closeups of their holiday finest. Mostly they didn't mind my leaning in with TSA-inspired intrusiveness, and just smiled and nodded til I went away.

And some pretty snazzy jewelry!

Santa Troll earrings!

And the piece de resistance, a hand-beaded Santa, with free-swinging beard and teensy tiny bells clustered along the bottom. It was unbelievably intricate. I had to fight the urge to mug her in the parking lot. Man, do I regret missing my chance!

But I was rewarded for my self-control when, on my way home, I stopped at the retreat to lock up after the beading group that just left, and I found this:
Royelle left this for me. How exquisite is this?! If I'd stopped at the retreat on my way to the party, I would have had some bling to wear, too! Next year I'll be ready.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 2010 Desktop Calendar

Where did the year go? Here's the last calendar of 2010...only 31 days left to think of a theme for 2011 - which I won't actually do til 11:30 NYE as usual. Click on the calendar to expand image to full size, right-click and choose Set as Wallpaper or Background. To really jazz up your desktop, right-click on your background and choose a color that coordinates with the calendar - you'll be the envy of your cubicle!