Thursday, December 9, 2010

Merry Christmas

Another in the Circle and Line series all done up for the holiday.

I started with the red beadwork on the right side. By the time I got to the left, horizontal rows, I finally had the knack of getting the beads to line up perfectly flat.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

December BJP 2010

The final two projects for Bead Journal Project 2010. For this stone page (no. 8), I've added a bit of macrame. Scroll down and check it out ---- this macrame is done with sewing thread.

Behind the center opening of the stone donut I placed a piece of copper colored paper.

The 12th spiral done up for the holiday.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

November Spiral

For November, I've used the rich gold of the season. The central core beads are triangles with hex cut gold for the outer bead.

These hex beads are the tiniest little things.
My previous blog post is the 11th beaded page of the year.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Circle and Line Series

Here is another in the Circle/Line Series.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Spirals and Stone Page No. 7

10/10/10 - great date!

Here is August - I was still thinking of ocean colors.

September - inspiration was the leaves turning yellow.

October - now the leaves are oranges, red and browns.

Stone Page No. 7 - the featured "stones" are two pieces of beach glass - most probably beer bottle glass. For this piece I wired the glass in place with 24 ga. brass wire.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Finished No. 6

Stone Page No. 6 is finally finished and mounted.

Having spent the summer in New England (returning south last weekend), it was good to see the Stone Page series again and I was pleased to still feel good about it.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Stone Page 1

This is the first in what has become the Stone Page series.

Stone Page 4

Can't seem to find that I published Stone Page 4 so I am adding it now. This is a slice of agate that my Mom bought many years ago.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Autumn Wrap

An autumn wrap --- nearly done, and just in time for Fall. Leaves, with all their glorious color, were the inspiration. Now to pick out some beads and create a closure.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Stone Page No. 6

The latest in the Stone Page series featuring a beautifully tumbled rock from the sea.

I stitched the rock in place with the idea that I would bead around it, but I'm liking the look of the delicate thread against the rock. Hmm.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Hope bib

Here are two versions of the Hope heart bib. The directions are now written up and posted at my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cora Baby Bib

This is my first design for my Etsy Shop - Atlantic NeedleArts. Today I finally posted written directions.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

American Colors

Just couldn't resist taking a photo of a neighbor's house all dressed up for the July 4th holiday.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

July spiral

A holiday spiral celebrating America's Independence Day

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Owning lots of fingering weight yarn, what to do with it ---- give it away, continue to store it, or come up with a project to use some of it. In the end, I sorted the yarn into two piles, one pile of clear colors and the other of greyed colors. I'm now working on a shawl/throw (depends on how much yarn I have as to whether it will be a shawl or throw). To the grey pile I added a ball of handdyed mohair in a deep blue/purple color combination.

Project details - fingering weight yarn; size 9 needles; feather and fan stitch pattern; 312 stitches (allows for 3-stitch borders).

Sunday, June 20, 2010


With a pile of loops and this frame,
I made these potholders.

What a fun, early, birthday present I received from my sister. This potholder weaving kit, with 100% cotton loops, is from Harrisville Design, Harrisville, NH.

Monday, June 7, 2010

June spiral

The June spiral has shades of blue and green, reminiscent of the sea.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


In 1950, what would $1,741.44 buy?

One Ford Custom Del Tudor outfitted with the following options:

heater, seat covers, fog lamps, glove compartment light and an exhaust deflector.

And, only $2.50 to register said vehicle!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sea Turtles

The other day we went to the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation center on Jekyll Island. It is an amazing facility comprised of two buildings that are open to the public. In the first building there is a big plate glass window which allows visitors to watch operations taking place in the surgery. During our visit the surgeon was working on a turtle's shell.

These pictures are from the second building. The biggest of the sea turtles (the largest we saw was 280 lbs) have tanks to themselves. Each tank has name plates and a booklet giving information as to why the turtle is in rehab, weight, app. age and where the turtle was rescued.

This little guy could not have weighed a pound. He was so tiny.

This picture was taken looking into an overhead mirror.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


This is the May spiral ---- more colorful than the April spiral to reflect the colors of the flowers now found in bloom.

Monday, May 3, 2010


A tasty gift from a neighbor.