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busy week

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Yesterday, I made chutney after leaving it overnight to blend the flavors, cooked it this morning.  Regrettable I did not give it a good stir and placed it on the burner to bubble up and cook down .  As a result half of it was stuck to the bottom of the pan and despite filling 6 jars I think it is compromised; that means the flavor is of burnt toffee and vinegar.  We shall have to wait for the next episode of "Death by chutney" 
What a busy week. Tuesday was art day with Deanie in Boerne.  She was working on creating crazy quilt squares  from her stash and i played with paper dyed a month earlier. Chris had a colonoscopy on Wednesday and that meant Tuesday was upside down as he could only have liquids and jelly(jello).  Wednesday, I also had laser eye surgery for glaucoma on my left eye, my right eye will be fixed  in 2 weeks. It is the inherited type.  What an incredible procedure.   
For the past 6 weeks my tinnitus has been so loud that I have problems hearing.   It makes l…

Ring finished

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In the Nov/Dec issue of Beadwork, there is a ring pattern by Nancy Cain. Finding the large focal triangular crystal was a real challenge so the idea of making it was dropped until September of this year when finishing things became an obsession.  Pamela at Bello Modo was a great help not  only does she carry the the crystal she has a great selection of 23mm trivolis.  She then helped me with the choice of beads to make the ring.  Unlike fabric you really have to see the beads to get it right.  It is gorgeous !





  i am really pleased with it but I need more practice.  Tightening the thread is hard as my right hand is not very strong and good at gripping the thread but it is really satisfying to make these little baubles and wear them.   So now to the next one.

Where does the day go?

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It seems to have been a very busy week or two or three.  It is the time for the semi annual medical and since everyone specializes it feels like doctors take over life. it really is not that bad.  The time eater is the world of online.   


Two weeks ago the swap bug hit and I joined two swaps and decided to make a set of birthday cards.  The latter proved to be a gluey mess.  After this battle I switched to the  Day of the Dead swap.  Research is one of my favorite activities for a swap and the internet is brimming with wonderful photos and information of this Hispanic festival.  it is far more complex and interesting than Halloween. My friend Kay mailed me photos of their collection of dancing skeletons and  Mexican folk art.    This was a paper-bag swap.  Amazing how you can turn three paper-bags into an album. I will post it all later when it is mailed out. Next it was to work on the chunky book swap.  Since this swap has 11 participants it required a more organized approach.  The th…

Where does the day go?

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It seems to have been a very busy week or two.  It is the time for the semi annual medical and since everyone specializes it feels like doctors take over life. it really is not that bad.  The time eater is the world of online.   


Two weeks ago the swap bug hit and I joined two swaps and decided to make a set of birthday cards.  The latter proved to be a gluey mess.  After this battle I switched to the  Day of the Dead swap.  Research is one of my favorite activities for a swap and the internet is brimming with wonderful photos and information of this Hispanic festival.  it is far more complex and interesting than Halloween. My friend Kay mailed me photos of their collection of dancing skeletons and  Mexican folk art.    This was a paper-bag swap.  Amazing how you can turn three paper-bags into an album. I will post it all later when mailed. Next it was to work on the chunky book swap.  Since this swap has 11 participants it required a more organized approach.  the theme is music and my…