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I know its been a few days.

Posted in farmer's market with tags on April 18, 2010 by beadnfun

This is last weekends farmers market photos.  I know I’m a little behind.  I have to use some of the photos that I haven’t shown you, but my week has been full of work and spending Saturday hanging out at the house.  Except for the Farmer’s Market.

The bedding plants are out.  The weather has been hot, but now this weekend it cooled off to spring like weather again.

People were frolicking with their kids and the end of the fairway.

The vendors were happy and chilly.

This lady is selling Patric’s Chocolate.   Making chocolate old-school way.  Fantastic….pick some up when you are at the Farmer’s Market.

Later I was able to watch a performance by the Boone Highsteppers, I know that I have the name wrong, but I know it is Highstepper’s, but is it Boone County Highsteppers, Blind Boone Highsteppers.  Either way, they are fantastic, and the enthusiasm of the coaches is inviting and exciting.

See what I mean….they are having some fun!

Five seconds before I snapped this guy, he was dancing away.  A future Highstepper no doubt.

And then when they left, they went right next to me….providing with me some good exit shots.

So you never know what you will see at the Farmer’s Market.  I guess that is why I always bring my camera along.

Take care, time for some beadwork.



My latest….

Posted in beading, beads, flowers, hobbies, necklaces, peyote stitch, seed beads on November 23, 2009 by beadnfun

Well second to latest, I haven’t shot the second try of this.

It’s a fail.

But first try ever.

The back side.  I type of netting to hold it in the back.  The design called for a Rivoli, but I did not have that size.




Instead I used a flat back cabochon, but it didn’t stay round, I guess because of that five pointed star on the back and pulling tight.

Okay, So I tried it again with another flat back cabochon, this time with a spiral peyote stitch, and 15’s but I think that I made the “back” too big, as it seems kind of puffy before I started “cupping” the beads around the cabochon.  Pictures will follow later.

I have to work now,  So I will be shooting pictures later for the next post.

I am working on the Dahlia Flower that is in the current issue of Bead and Button.  The first cabochon I did was based on that design.  Though I failed as I used the wrong thing inside of the beaded bezel.

Talk to you later.


Sideways peyote stitch

Posted in cats, flowers on June 19, 2009 by beadnfun

Okay, I’m not sure what you would really call it.  I decided I wanted the flow of the necklace to be long-ways instead of “short-ways”.  Instead of across the shortside….anyway, I am confusing myself.  Here is how this necklace started out.



Okay, so first picture is my row of beads, this next photo shows my two drop peyote on the long side.  I wanted this necklace to flow along the length of the necklace, instead of across the necklace.  These are some of those hex shaped delica beads size 11’s.


This one shows a nice close up shot.


Here it is with about six rows.


Here it is with 12 rows added.  I wanted to show also where I am adding some 6 mm bicone crystal beads periodically along the length.  The length of the bicones is about three beads across, so I am creating little windows  as I bead these in. Then I am reinforcing them by stitching them into the piece a couple of extra passes.


Another view.  I have now got about 20 rows on this one worked up, but have not taken any pictures in a week or so of this project.  In the meantime I’ve been shooting these kind of pictures.


no no, not really.  I was just testing the camera on this guy.


I work in the building to the left, the two windows left of the left lampost.  See I’m trying to figure out all the buttons on the camera to see what they do.  This must have been the over white wash out button.


but obviously this was the “I will do everything for you” button.  See I can take a better picture.

I’m just trying to figure out the “creative zones” of the camera. See, I’ll show you.


See told you.


See…automatic settings.

This is Swallow Hall.  It is the middle section of the “Geography”  and “Geology” buildings.  Both were some built as some of the orignal campus buildings built from 1892-1896.  I don’t know if Swallow Hall was built as a joiner building to join the two.  I will find out.

Bye for now


art in the park, farmers market saturdays

Posted in flowers on June 9, 2009 by beadnfun

This Saturday was filled with a few adventures.  Since I have a camera to experiment with these days I have been trying to get some good shots in.  Haven’t taken nearly as many as I expected too.  I think it is the whole carrying around a camera at all times I have to get used to.

So here is a few.


I got some crowd shots.


more random crowds.


Here is some colorful artwork….I didn’t know if I should be posting these though?  That is why I took alot of crowd shots.


rather than specific pieces of artwork.  Though I loved this.  This guy is covered in all kinds of recycled materials.  So fascinating.


This is the body of the fish.  At least a close up.


I saw this kid!

actually I know this guy.


Here is another one of him.  I took a few of him, but only got a couple of good ones of him.  He moves quickly.


Lynn was there showing some kids technique on the pottery wheel.


Before Art in the Park, I went to the Farmers Market.

Okay, for now I am going to rest.  This has made me get sleepy.

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

neighbors flower beds

Posted in flowers, hobbies on June 10, 2008 by beadnfun

Since is Springtime these days and I am trying to get my physical on, instead of the recliner, I have been walking the neighborhoods with the camera.  So I haven’t been beading too much lately.  As a matter of fact I’m still working on the bracelet I started three weeks ago.  But I have walked a few miles since then.  Here are some of the photos.

See the Kitties Eyes.

I will take my camera again this weekend because the lady up the street has a few new flowers blooming.  Her garden is excellent.   Thanks for tuning in.  Sorry the posts have been a little scattered lately.

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