Saturday, February 15, 2014

Focusing on Life:Love collage

This weeks prompt  from Sally was make a collage of the things that we love. This is an appropriate subject since Valentines day was yesterday. My family prefers not to be pictured on the internet so I am respecting that and I will not be showing my greatest love. I had a new furry family member show up this week. A beautiful calico cat. I haven't named her yet but I am glad she joined my life. My obsession with beads is something that I love. The photo on the top right is my bead board. I am working on a square for the beaded quilts that are sold at the Bead & Button show in June. The proceeds go the breast cancer research. I have sent squares for this worthwhile project for five years now. It is something that is dear to my heart. The Bead-It-Forward theme for 2014 is "Turn the tide on breast cancer," you can find out more at http://bnb.jewelrymakingmagazines.com/en/Community/Bead%20Quilt%20Project/2011/10/Bead-It-Forward%20bead-quilt%20project.aspx  I encourage everyone to take part in this. The squares are
1 1/2" in size so they don't take long to stitch up. There are free patterns to follow is you don't want to create your own. I am combining two patterns to make my square. The third photo in my collage is of my beading books. I love books they can transport you to another time or place and they have so much to teach.  I refer to them often for inspiration and techniques. I want to keep learning my whole life. There is one more photo that I want to show.
This is a sunset photo taken from my yard. I love to take sunset photos. Living in the country gives me many opportunities to do just that. It is quiet and peaceful at my house and I have splendid views. To see what the other participants love please click this link to Sally's blog http://thestudiosublime.com/

24 comments:

  1. Oh, love your collage Becky - your new kitty is super cute. I'm glad you found her,....or she found you! Love anything to do w/beads and your books - they do provide so much for us, don't they? And the info for the Bead if Forward quilt - awesome!!

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    1. Thanx Shel, I think that she is cute also. Books will always be a part of my life. I always enjoy doing the quilt squares.

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  2. Oh Becky, I am jealous of your new fur-baby. She looks very sweet. I love calicos and have never had one. Please show us your square when it is all done. It is a great cause!

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  3. Thanx Paula. She just showed up at my door meowing to be fed. I am glad that she did.I will post my square when it is done.

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  4. A wonderful collection of things you love. It's so hard to choose, isn't it?

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    1. Thanx Beti. It was easy for me to pick the things I love. I thought everyone would show family and I was glad to see that others showed beads too.

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  5. I love calico cats. How lucky that she chose you to come live with.

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    1. She is my first calico and I'm really glad she wandered in.

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  6. Wonderful post - and I love sunsets too!

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    1. Thanx Elisabeth. I am lucky enough to see a beautiful sunset almost every evening.

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  7. Love all the things in your collage: kitties, beading books and beading. Thanks for the link re:Bead it Forward. Will try to participate.

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    1. Thanx Mary. I am thrilled that you want to participate. This is a cause that is dear to my heart.

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  8. Great collage Becky! Such a sweet kitty too! I wish my dog liked cats- I would have one too!

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    1. Thanx Cindy. We have always had dogs. My last one dies last spring and I haven't got another one yet. I am enjoying my new cat though.

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  9. Beads, books and beautiful puddy cat. Wonderful!

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    1. Thanx Nelly. They are a huge part of my life.

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  10. What a pretty little cat - she's very cute, I 've never heard of calico before. I also love your sunset picture - it looks a beautiful and serene place to live - lucky you!

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  11. Thanx Diana. Calico refers to the three colors that she is. Most calicoes are female. I do enjoy where I live.

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  12. I love your collage and the gorgeous sunset photo. I love my books too and would be lost without them!

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    1. Thanx Annette. I take frequent sunset photos. That is one of the reasons I like living where I do. Books will always be a big part of my life.

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  13. Aaah, in looking at yours I realize I forgot to include books in mine! Too many loves I suppose. She is a pretty kitty

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  14. Books are a part of me every day. I always want to learn more. I think that she is pretty too. I think I am going to call her Callie for Callie Mitchell who's beading I admire.

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  15. I love the same things as you. Please share with us the beaded squares you're sending. Next year I'll participate too. It's a worthy cause.

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  16. It's good to find others with like interests. I will post my square as soon as I get my camera out and take some pics of it. I agree that it is a very worthy cause and this is the fifth year that I have contributed squares.

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