Sunday, September 7, 2008

Of Birthdays and Satellites...

Ok...long time, no post. LOL. Well, not that long, compared to previous times. :P

But lots of things have been going on.

Last weekend, my brother and I had a birthday. Anyone who reads Lizzy's blog knows that already, though. ;) Or, at least, you know that I had a birthday. I actually share my birthday with my younger brother. I like it that way. :) I can't even imagine what it's like to have my own birthday...I only had one, and that was my 1st, which I don't remember. :P

Mom and Dad got us an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen (yum!). You would think that they'd choose icing for the lettering that matched the icing already on the cake...

Yes, a red, white & blue cake with neon blue and yellow lettering!
Well, at least they spelled my name right. The past couple of years they didn't...
But, with a name that's not spelled the 'common' way, you get used to it.

Let's see...what else can I tell my dear readers? :)

I've been sick since Thursday evening...I can't even remember the last time I felt as miserable as I did on Friday. *Glares at Danny* :P Yes, it's his fault. LOL. But we won't dwell on that. It's not a very pleasant subject...

My sister and I have been choosing projects out of my bead magazines to make. We've done two so far, each taking a few days to complete. The first is probably my favourite bracelet that I've made so far. :D It took a long time to link all of the rings together. I'm going to get the supplies that I need to make another one. This time with 2 colours of blue crystals, smaller rings around the edges (but the same size for the centre rings), and rather than alternating the crystal colours as I did in the one pictured, I'll stack the crystals of the same colour, one on top of the other so that they match. I'm not sure if any of you will understand that...but there it is. :P I'll post a picture when it's done...whenever that will be. I'm not sure when I'll get the bead store next, so it may be a while. Or I may just order the stuff online...I don't know yet. :P

The second project we did was a bracelet using the Russian Snake Stitch (a variation of the daisy chain). This took a while because there are three steps that you go through stitching seed beads together, which is very time-consuming. But I really enjoy this type of work, so it was fun. :) I should have taken a picture after each step was completed (I will next time). Really, we could have stopped after any of the steps and ended up with a really neat bracelet. :P

The highlight of this week, though, came last night. We now have satellite Internet! *Does a happy dance* It's awesome! For those of you who didn't know, we had dial-up (for 10 years!). Living in a rural area, most ways of getting high speed Internet aren't available. But now we finally have it, and it's so nice! :D


Jo-snazz said...

Those are beautiful! I bead as well, but am not that advanced. I was wondering, for the first bracelet, could you substitute the middle rings for normal chain? I couldn't get a close enough view.

Jaime said...

Thank you!
You probably could use a chain of some sort for the center rings, if you found one that used the correct size.
Here's a closer view of the bracelet. ;)