Sunday, 26 October 2014


The lovely Rita of Toltec Jewels is hosting her 3rd Annual Octoberfest and I was thrilled to sign up. Fall is my favorite time of year, I love the the glorious colors, the warm winds, and the feelings that this time of year evokes. Although it heralds the end of bare toes and tanned is the beginning of warm cozy quilts, simmering soups and new feelings of creativity.

I have been busy lately...behind the camera, trying new things and of course beading. I am blessed to have a such an understanding husband who takes me for long rides in the country so I can take as many pictures as I want of the glorious fall scenery, I can never get enough!

Fall in Edmonton

A beautiful park in Edmonton

Another gorgeous park in Edmonton
I have rediscovered my love of knitting (thank goodness as I have a grand baby on the way), and I am also trying my hand at needle is amazing what a person can make out of bits of wool! I am just a beginner but really like the creativity involved.

My little felted pumpkin patch
And then of course there is beading. I took a chance and ordered some agates from eBay, it can be hit and miss...but I was pleasantly surprised when my little parcel arrived with these beautiful orange with hints of green agates. They were crying to be used in a bead embroidery piece and the result turned out so well. I used the agates, smaller orange agate beads, a beautiful green iridescent crystal rivoli and complimenting green and orange seed beads.  In my travels I had been fortunate to find the enameled leaves that just tied everything into one very pretty piece with matching earrings.
Fall Splendor

Thank you thank you Rita for giving us all the chance to showcase a little of ourselves.
And now please check out the other Octoberfest goers!

Toltec Jewels                            Jewel School Friends (hostess)

Dini Bruinsma                 

Marybeth Rich                          http:/

Mary Govaars                 

Mischelle Andrade-Fanucchi

Karin Grosset Grange     

Andrea Zenith Glick        

Nan Smith                      

Linda Anderson                        http://CherryOnTopDesign.Co

Becky Pancake              

Melissa Trudinger           

Lennis Carrier                

Sue Kennedy                 

Kim Dworak                  

Jo-Ann Woolverton        

Jennifer Reno                 

Veralynne Malone           

Lori Schneider                

Shaiha Williams              

Alisa Siceloff                  

Pam Traub                     

Cryss Thain                    

Maria Lourdes Rios       

Kathy Lindemer             

Carolyn Lawson            

Blanca Medina              

Heather Richter             

Kathleen Breeding         

Carol Dillman                

Chris Eisenberg             

Rebecca Sirevaag          

Sam Waghorn                

Sherri Stokey                 

Gina Hockett                 

Michelle McCarthy        

Michelle Buettner           

Dana Hickey                  

Claire Fabian                   

Cynthia Abner                

Renetha Stanziano          

Jami Shipp                     


Gloria Allen                   

Lisa Johnson                   

Marde Lowe                  

Jill Bradley                      

Toni Gifford                    

Shawnda D'Arcy            

RaMona Woolson          

Esterina Jagiella              

Sandra McGriff              

Mary McGraw               

Alenka Obid                  

Marianne Baxter            

Ann Schroeder              

Inge von Roos                

Robin Reed                    

Suzanne Berk                 

Mowse Doyle                

Diana Miglionico Shiraishi


Andrea Rivers                

Janine Lucas                  

Tanya McGuire              

Anindita Basu                

Mitzie Crider                 

Deb Fortin                     

Cynthia Kent Machata   

Cheri Reed                    

Laurel Hanson               

Ingrid Anderson            

Karla Morgan                

Lori Anderson               

Louise Mccormick-Glazier

Jasvanti Patel                

Susan Kelly                  

Lee Koopman              

Carol Briody                

Kathy Lindemer          

Renetha Stanziano      

Divya N                     

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Back from vacation and ready for fall

Favorite spot in Victoria's Beacon Hill Park

DBP Barn
 Back from vacation (which was awesome....except for the food poisoning) and ready for fall. Although the first week of vacation was a bit dodgy the second week was wonderful, we visited family and reconnected with old just went by way too fast.  Home base was in  Fort Langley with many trips to Vancouver and a trip to the island.  I reconnected with a long lost cousin, what a wonderful time...wish I had never let so much time pass without being in touch, I plan on not letting that happen again.  Saw my sister and my brother....I can never get enough. Saw my sister and brother in law and again can never get enough. I also surprised my girlfriend in Vancouver for a birthday celebration, lots of tears and fun. I have such awesome people in my life and am truly blessed!
A favorite old house in Fort Langley 

Fall isn't fall without....

Trying my hand at felting, pumpkins are a great first!

It will be that time again soon....crystal witch hat earrings!
Brass etched earrings from my beading table!

WIP - on the table
Have a great fall......