Tuesday, August 23, 2011

August Bead Retreat

Once again, it was Bead Retreat time at Penny's house.  Lots of fun, lots of laughs!  Betty was wearing a really cute bracelet made of vintage buttons, so of course we all had to make one for ourselves!  Sharon brought her enormous stash of old, vintage buttons, and here is the result.

Penny takes old brooches and makes necklaces with them that are so gorgeous!

And lastly, Sharon created a mixed media necklace using a Russian Spiral, chain, cross, and beads.  Really unique!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

August Garden

In the South, you can really judge a garden by how it looks in August.  Most, including mine, look pretty sad by the time August rolls around.  Here is an exception, though - my friend Carol's beautiful, lush garden.

There's a sweet little frog peeking out from the foliage in this next picture.

I love this little lady watching over the garden - she looks so serene.

Lastly, a picture of Carol's Koi pond and Carol feeding her fish.  I am so inspired by her garden!  Time to go battle the mosquitoes and pull some weeds - big heavy sigh......