Saturday, January 12, 2013

I am participating is Sally Russick's challenge Focusing on life 52 pictures. I joined to encourage myself to take better pics. This weeks prompt was our word for the year. I chose the word achieve. I want to achieve some of the goals that I have set for myself. One of them is taking better pics. I believe that one of the best ways to achieve is by educating oneself. Since I live in a rural area I often educate myself through books.I felt that this pic was a good representation of my word. The second pic is of my favorite book. I have learned so much from this book. I go back to it again. I like bead embroidery really a lot and this book breaks it down step by step and gives lots of options for each step. She doesn't just show how to make a certain necklace. She shows how to design them. I go back to this book again and again. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to learn bead embroidery.  Another of the goals that I want to achieve this year is to submit one of my pieces for publication.


  1. We have to know where we come from to know where we are going. Your bracelet is a beautiful rendition of that bed spead. Great job!

  2. What a great word. You look well stocked for your journey. Wishing you all the best as you work to achieve your goals for the year. I know it'll be a good one.

    1. Thanx, I always want to know more. I think that continuing to learn helps keep me young.

  3. Oh nothing like a good book. I teach myself everything because the kids use all our money to eat us out of house and home! Practice , practice , practice you'll do it!

  4. I agree. I end most night with a reading session.