Archive for May, 2009

Are you ready?

Posted in cats, hobbies on May 26, 2009 by beadnfun

Okay, I’ll let you in on the surprise.


My husband was able to buy this beauty from one of his dear friends.   It is previously owned but superbly works for me.  So far I am reading the manual and some other user guides from the internet….but now my head is fried and I just have to get out there and try it out.


Luckily this little baby loads pictures into my computer with this white cable ( I guess Digital Cable) just like the other Canon camera that I have been using for the past year and a half.  Sweet.  I was afraid to try it, but it works exactly the same.  That way I can shoot photos, load them in my computer instantly, and keep you informed of what I saw today, or yesterday, or last week.  I’ve already practiced a couple of hundred shots with it!  I love that continuous shot…I’ve been using that on my on my powershot as well.  It really helps when you have kids, or kitties that move or just won’t pose properly.


See, like this was an nice close-up of Roscoe’s ear.  Love it!


Tried for some close-up of the Dude, but he was a little hard to shoot, because of his incredibly dark coat, and was having a little bit of an issue with the strobe effect of the flash.  This was not with flash….


but, see this one was, as was the freakish expression on his face after the third flash photo….the strobe effect was always a surprise, even after repeated shots.

So reading the book led to some questions, which I need to experiment with….pages and pages of “white balance”, hey I just want to know how to change the fstop.  This camera is so much more automatic than the last one I had in my hand over 16 years ago.  I am so glad this is not a film camera as well.  I love the digital.


Here is our gorgeous girl….no flash can you tell…I did have the lamp on though.


Either way I have some practicing to do….as well as some steady hands.


as well as learning what “white balance” means, and how to use the setting.  I thought I was setting the fstop, but I figured on the lcd screen, when the number is low, I get more white, the higher the number, it doesn’t get so washed out.   More pictures to come….



Some surprises coming up…

Posted in beading, cats, hobbies on May 25, 2009 by beadnfun

My husband surprised me the other day….I will let you know in a couple of days.  But here is a hint.


can you tell?


What a cutie!  This is Roscoe.


With flash….


or not?


Farmers Market Saturday….looking west.IMG_2672

Looking east.




Jim…I like his sprouts, and his wife makes nice soap. I smell nice….


a new project…finished.


vintage glass button closure.


a little bead bag I made for my tape measure.  Made with delicas.

Anyway, I will tell you my surprise soon….It was a beautiful weekend….Happy Memorial day all.


Another project done.

Posted in Uncategorized on May 23, 2009 by beadnfun

Okay, so I’ve been working on another project, though way more simplified, so it is not taking three weeks of my time, on and off.  I started this last night, and finished tonight.  I could have done it all in one night, but sometimes, you have to put a project aside to get some of the beads right.  I would still have liked a little more contrast though.  I am becoming incredibly monochramatic as of late.

Any who…Lets see what pictures I have taken lately.


At the end of a school year our company puts together a little get together so all the units can see each other.  We get to work at other units at certain times of the year so it is a chance to see some of the other co-workers.  Here is Angie and Adela.


Here is Shelly working at one of the stations for an “Iron Chef” type competition.


Sonji and Rob….

this is where the batteries decided they didn’t want to shoot any more photos.  This was only 30 minutes into the event.  Sadly I missed some good photos….


Here is where I work.  Come and visit me if you are in the Reynolds Journalism Institute in Downtown Columbia on the University of Missouri Campus.  This is the J Cafe…Come on by.


Our staff is there to serve you.


Here is our new boy Dude.  He’s becoming a little bit of a cuddle bunny.  Though with his feral nature I approach this cautiously.

Thanks for tuning in.


I’m almost finished.

Posted in beading, flowers on May 17, 2009 by beadnfun

All I have to do is put on the closure glass button and them I’m done.  I’ve re-inforced the uppermost row with double stitching, mainly to tighten it but also to make it stronger.


Sorry, I’m going to take some better pictures of it tomorrow.  This was just a quick shot showing my progress.  I know it is silly to take a picture of it in a silver tray, but I will change my set up later.

I finished up my work for the week, and now I will be able to have a few days off.  Today I was able to enjoy a long walk, a little gardening, and shopping at the farmers market.

Our Farmer’s Market at the Arc has become quite a colossal event.  Usually there are about fifty booths and sometimes there is not a lot of parking.  Mainly because the Junior high school next door has events timed at the same time, and they share parking space.  Today wasn’t so bad if you parked further away you could find something easily, but walked further.


Here is a picture of the Peonies on Campus.  This is near the Geology building at the Francis Quadrangle.  I had my camera around for a couple days.  I wanted to take pictures of some of the kids I work with this week.  Two of them are graduating, one is staying for the summer though, but one of them is leaving for his future adventures.


Here is P and B talking shop.  This is the inside view of the cafe.


This is the view the customers see.  Inviting!  If you in the School of Journalism or nearby, come on in.  We make you sandwiches toasted and made to order.

We will reopen on June 4th after a brief holiday.


This was taken looking toward the Switzler Hall.  The oldest building existing on Campus, built 1870.  I will take more pictures of the building.  These are some of the flowering trees that are blooming right now.


Okay, found a side view of the Switzler Hall.

I’ll show you more tomorrow.

Later C

farther along….

Posted in Uncategorized on May 11, 2009 by beadnfun

This weekend I tackled the clear and pink necklace a little bit more.  Actually I am farther along than this picture, but this was the last shot I took on Saturday.


and later…..


So I’m a little further along.  But today we took a little trip.


The River!  The Missouri River.


looking north….


looking south….


and I spotted this little guy on the edge of the trail.


This is usually how my husband poses for me….


We got to see Lee Ruth tune his guitar.

We like to leave the river before it gets too dark…the roads are narrow.


He snapped this photo of me.

Well, hopefully I can finish this necklace this week.  The girl I want to give it to is graduating from college, and I wanted to make her something.

Thanks for catching up on our weekend.


Doing another project

Posted in Uncategorized on May 3, 2009 by beadnfun

I started this yesterday….a netted bead collar.


I’m using clear seed beads, also pink lined seed beads, and on the bottom fringe very pale pink 4mm druk beads.  I’m going to start going down another row and add some firepolished 4mm as well.  Not alot of color but, sometimes I like it that way.  Subtle.


So I kind of took the same base netting from my last project and did a redo on it.  Basically like I said Netting.


Gobbies, adorable as always.


you talkin about me?


Here is Dude, he is enjoying having a place to hang these days….

Thanks for now, I will take more pictures soon.