Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Well, it's only a couple of days till the TBR retreat, 15th year!! I have been working on the goodie bags and door prizes, I think we will do ok. Of course I have not even started my challenge piece or my swap bracelet, but then again, I hardly ever get them done in time anyway. LOL  I will be posting pics and stuff on here as usual. I recently entered the Mango Beads messiest bead space contest, I thought I was a shoe in, but I see there are other challenged folks just like me, LOL  here is the pic of my desk I sent in.... well darn, it wont let me load it, I guess I will have to convert it to jpg. geez, what else, LOL  well, just want ed to make a note that it is coming up on party time!!  Darn, I can't get anything to upload, Must need to reboot again. Ok I will see you guys tomorrow with some pics I hope!!!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Can't beleive it is already time to get ready for Bead retreat!!!

well, time has once again sneaked up n me, I can't believe it is time to get ready for the bead reteat again. http://texasbeaders.com/2014_Texas_Bead_Retreat.htm  wow, so many ideas and so little time, LOL. Lots going on in real life too, people at my day job think I am supposed to actually work.... can you believe that??LOL Haven't won the lottery yet, so no help there and chances of meeting any well off guys are pretty slim at this point, LOL. Anybody out there is bead biz land interested in donating door prizes or items for the goodie bags for this January, contact me at dorilvn812@cs.com off to work on it!! Things are about to get hectic!!  TTYL

Monday, June 17, 2013

my grandaughter's graduation

here is the graduate the day before the big day heading to an interview with a producer!!
next a pic of the future graduate dressed up for the Black and Platinum ball
another one-on the phone with the BFF!! 
my two big girls, my daughter Tiffany and granddaughter Alyssia
one of the many awards received ast the ball!!!
giving a farewell speech at the ball(really just making everyone cry!!)
after the awards, finally everyone dancing the wobble,wobble(I would have gotten up there with her but did not want to make the young folks look bad! LOL)
getting ready for the big walk across the stage!!
the cake I made for the after graduation party in progress---




everyone thought it looked like it would faoll over but it was just because I turned the levels wrong and the columns were not lined up and made it look off kilter. didn't matter much , it was eaten up within minutes!!!








here are some pics from the after party
started out cool, nice weather and all, then it began to rain, every one moved inside and left Dad outside in the barbequing all alone.
Dj and Wi party is on!!!  the rest of my
 pics are in video form so gotta figure out how to load them-accepted to college!!!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

OMG-I can never keep up, loL

Well, here i am again, not having written on here for a while. i have to list all the folks that donated to the 2013 Texas Bead Retreat goodie bags still and it is aloready june!!!  So many of our vendors this year were down and out with the flu that was ging around, I really hated to ask, but as usual our folks came through in a big way and the bags were a big hit!!! the following were all good enough to donate to the cause and not get upset with me for being such a procrastinator,lol.  

1.      Cousin Corporation-several door prizes and catalogs for all       http://www.cousin.com/Home.aspx

2.      DIY Closet-15% discount at etsy store      http://www.etsy.com/shop/diycloset

3.      Wired up Beads-door prize    http://www.wiredupbeads.com/

4.      Beaducation- several door prizes    http://www.beaducation.com/

5.      Shipwreck Beads-door prize   http://www.shipwreckbeads.com/

6.      Jewelry Television-pens and rulers for all   http://www.jtv.com/

7.      Toho beads-samplers for all  http://tohobeads.net/

8.      Rings & Things-journals, pens & bookmarks for all  http://www.rings-things.com/

9.      Firefly Design studio-several door prizes, gift bag for all, free ship on etsy   http://www.etsy.com/shop/fireflydesignstudio

10.   Bead Box Bargains-gift bag for all, several door prizes  http://www.beadboxbargains.com/

11.   No Snow supplies-gift bags for all  http://www.etsy.com/shop/nosnowsupplies

12.   Beach Castle Beads-gift bags for all, 2 coupons to etsy store  http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeachCastleBeads

14.   Unicorne beads-gift bag for all, several door prizes(now with Bead Crazee also) http://www.unicornebeads.com/

15.   Rio Grande-aluminum findings for all  http://www.riogrande.com/

16.   Fusion Beads-gift bags for all, door prize  http://www.fusionbeads.com/

17.   Fire Mountain Gems- Pens and rulers for all   http://www.firemountaingems.com/

18.   Xuron Corp-door prize  http://www.xuron.com/

19.   Lark books- several door prizes  http://www.larkbooks.com/

20.   JJM jewelry- 25% coupon to etsy store   http://www.etsy.com/shop/jjmjewelry

21.   Unkamen Supplies- 20% off coupons and  several door prizes  http://www.etsy.com/shop/UnkamenSupplies

22.   Nina designs-several door prizes-  http://www.ninadesigns.com/

23.   Joyce of Joyous Creations Inc on EBAY-several door prizes  http://www.ebay.com/sch/joyouscreationsinc/

24.   Eloxite-several door prizes   http://www.eloxite.com/store/

25.   Kandu Beads-15% off etsy store  http://www.etsy.com/shop/KanduBeads

26.   Turquoise magpie-door prize  http://www.magpiegemstones.com/

27.   Brazos Collection, Salado-several door prizes  http://brazoscollection.com/

28.   Kalmback books-several door prizes  http://kalmbach.com/

29.   The Bead Coop-door prize   http://www.thebeadcoop.com/

30.   Fragiacomo Glass Art-door prize  http://www.etsy.com/shop/fragiacomoglassart

31.   Tree frog beads- several door prizes and 15% coupon to etsy store  http://www.etsy.com/shop/treefrogbeads

32.   Wally’s Party Factory -tote bags and coupons  http://www.facebook.com/WallysPartyFactory

33.   Patina Worx- gift bags for all   http://www.etsy.com/shop/PatinaWorx
1.  DIY BEAD SHOP -   http://www.etsy.com/shop/DIYBeadshop    15% OFF WITH CODE-TEXAS BEADERS
2. FIREFLY DESIGN STUDIO-  http://www.etsy.com/shop/FireflyDesignStudio     FREESHIPPING WITH cODE FREESHIP 
3.BEACH CASTLE BEADS- http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeachCastleBeads         FREE SHIPPING WITH CODE FREESHIP
4.JJM JEWELRY-http://www.etsy.com/shop/jjmjewelry    25% OFF THRU JUNE 30TH WITH CODE TEXASBEADERS
5.UNKAMEN SUPPLIES-http://www.etsy.com/shop/UnkamenSupplies  20% OFF WITH CODE TEXASBEADERS
6. TREE FROG BEADS-http://www.etsy.com/shop/treefrogbeads    15% OFF THROUGH MARCH 31ST WITH CODE TXBEADS 
7. KANDU BEADS-http://www.etsy.com/shop/KanduBeads      15% OFF  WITH CODE Texas15

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

woohoo-TBR 2013 in 2 days!!!

Hi Everyone,
  sorry to have been MIA for a while, but you know life gives no quarter. LOL I am currently getting ready for the Texas beaders retreat #14!! I have all the goodie bags made up and most of the door prizes together, have to print a couple of things still but otherwise all set. only 2 more days!! Of course my "tablemates" are all coming in today a littel early so we can run the streets and create havoc, ooohhh, I mean shop and create beading projects(sorta the same thing, LOL) Plus we are adding a newbie to our ranks (HI. Dee)and Joann, Of course the queen of socializing, Nancy Trickett-Ransom, will be trying to get them to put a couple tables together cuz she is just that kinda gal that you want to sit with! Beth and Katy(who is in texas now-woot) are coming in this evening and Sharon is coming in around noon.We will probably see Eileen tomorrow. I sam the world's worst at remembering names(I couldnt remember my own if i did not have a nametag) so we will catch up with the"tablestealers" tomorrow too(you know who you are, LOL)There are also alot of famous ladies(authors, teachers,tv crafters, etc) that come to the retreat and I always have to get Nancy to remind me of people's names, but any of us could be the next author,etc. One of our own, Jill Wiseman was just published this past year!  Sandy and Elizabeth are coming on tonight too i think just to make sure everything is going smoothly. I look forward to this retreat evey year even though last year i had a migraine the whole time. I am on my very first paid full vacation of my entire life this time though and have had a littel bit of time to get things going. I have not started my challenge piece or swap bracelet yet(I work better under pressure) but this time last year i did not have the bags and stuff done yet so, I am really ahead of schedule. I think i did a better job this year with the goodies and the door prizes, I hope everyone will be pleased! Now how to top it next year?? I have found that asking vendors early does not really make that much difference, with the holidays they forget and I ended up doing most of the asking again anyway. so my procratinating did not hurt anythng all those other years, LOL.
OK on the home front, My daughter in maryland has the Flu-full blown and is feeling pretty bad, I hate that i cant be there for her. My 5 grandkids seemm to be holding up pretty well. My oldest Son and his wife are still living with me but are thinking of getting their own place this year, they finished the first year of college and passed everything and now are starting on the 2nd. My son has something that is making his glands swell and a cough but not the Flu, I think he may need a steriod but he does not want to go to the dr. for fear of getting the flu. Of Course my youngest son is still on his extended vacation with the state authorities. My patients have all had the flu or something like it and there is a stomach bug going around too. I bathed in alcohol gel between, before and after each one-all last week to keep from getting sick. even put it on my car keys(Look, out Howie Mandel-lol) Ok, that is about it for now, Going to get a last few things from the store and I guess work on my projects!I will be putting up a list of the donors of goodies and door prizes here in a little while and I want to thank each and everyone of you for your participation in this! I will keep everyone posted and probably add pics before it is all over!! Look forward to seeing everyone!!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

start at the 3rd one down titled texas beaders retreat

ok here is the next section of the story-lots of fun was had by all, we sorely missed our buddy Sharon but she was able to make it on the last day!!! Better late than never!! here she is getting hug from nancy and all by sweet self!

I probably forgot to mention that nancy is the Queen of all, LOL she has to wear a crown a meals and we all bow to her, LOL this is the rest of my group(hmm I am not here, LOL) seated left to right is Beth Dobbins and Katy Welch, standing is JoAn, and her highness Nancy, LOL you can look to the right and see our orange haired mermaid table decoration. and then a little bigger pic of it. Nancy brought her from her DIL's store.

Ok now there are lots of pics to put up of just everyone and i will try to label as many as i can but i am no good at even getting these pics to go where i want so don't be shocked by anything that happens, LOL

This is beth-fixin: to get down to the real reason for coming-Beading-she probably can concentrate better than anyone i know, and can finish stuff she starts, unlike yours truly, LOL

this is Katy(I get on her nerves sometimes but I love her anyway, LOL) she is very talented and if it can be beaded she can do it, teach it, or make it better. I keep waiting for her to be published in some magazine or other cuz she is so good at it!

This is our redheaded step child Eileen, she kinda came along the second or third year we were here as a group and has kind of tagged along since, guess we will have to officially adopt her. LOL She made some beading kits just to see what would happen and made a killing. I think she may still be up on cloud 9.

Ok well, I will put more up here tomorrow, I have been typing and uploading for about 2 hours and there is much more to add. watch the blog in the next day or 2 for more, gotta work the old day job tomorrow so, don't know how tired i might be. TTYL