Friday, August 22, 2008

August update

It has been a very busy year so far. I quit smoking the end of February and have not been beading much. My ritual at night after my Husband went to bed was to stay up, smoke and bead for a couple of hours. A very hard association to break. I also lost my favorite beading area in the remodel and the coming of new some changes are finally about to happen to rectify my absence to my blog and my beading. I just photographed December and January pages, they have been done for sometime.

In the mean time I have completed the 155 tiles for my kitchen back splash. This has been an 8 month project. Today I took my first class on the wheel. The grout is left to do, but it is everything I visualized in the beginning.

The garden has been awesome this year. The harvest has started, along with canning, roasting and consuming wonderful foods.

Have a great day and have fun beading.


KV said...

Your BJP pages are wonderful, Judi! And those tiles -- WOW!!!

Kathy V in NM

SueU said...

Love your journal pages, and what about those tile...such an interior decorator, expensive, yet personalized touch to your kitchen.

Jacqui said...

I just love your BJP pages, they are so full of energy and life.

Glad to see things are beginning to settle down for you in the remodel.

I have a friend who finally quit smoking after many many years. She would often go for days with out a cigarette but as soon as she went socialising,she would be begging for a fag ( she didn't buy them as she had quit :)). So I can see why quitting would disrupt your beading progress but you are there which is great.

It will be interesting to see how the non-smoking pictures turn out.

Kiwi Ellen said...

Judi both of these pages are wonderful but then all you do always is ~smile~ I think your tiles look great too & I hope I get down there to see it all in person some day soon ~ hugs

Mr.Natural said...

WAHOO! That "Time" thing is georg-us! And that meandering backsplash! NICE STUFF, Judy!

Lois B said...

Great pages! The Time page is kind of the story of my life right now. I can see time flying by, faster than I can catch up with it sometimes.

Your tiles are fabulous. That is a project I've always promised myself I'd do, but ... well, it's that time thing again, I guess. Great job! You're inspiring me.

Judi D said...

Thank you for all the nice comments. I look forward to another year of pages.

Off to can tomatoes, beans and peaches.

Have a great day and hugs

Denise said...

I love the tiles!!! What a fantastic project and good for you for completing it - or almost! I love your beading too - but you knew that! I'm glad to see that you are finishing them, your beading is so worth it.
cheers, Denise
-thanks for inpiring me!!!

Judi D said...

Hi Denise, thank you for your kind comment. I hope all is well with you.

The Lone Beader said...

I like the tree. It is beautiful!

Judi D said...

Thank you LB.

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Kiwi Ellen said...

Hey Judy, long time no 'see' hope all is well with you my dear friend

BTW I have tagged you for a meme, check out my blog

Crystal said...

I couldn't figure out how to email you so I thought I would leave you a comment back here. :) Soooo good to hear from you! I hope you are doing well also. Things are good on our end here in Fl. :) (its soo hot though) Look forward to hearing from you and seeing how you're doing. Take care!