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April 9, 2013

Winter Wonderland

Filed under: Miscellaneous Stuff — Miss P @ 12:06 pm

Just when I think we’ve see our last snow of the season, we have another bout of winter! That has nothing to do with beads though. So here is my latest set. What do you think? I’m loving my new camera/lens combo!


March 1, 2013

Filed under: Miscellaneous Stuff — Miss P @ 1:46 pm

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February 27, 2013

Oooh, Shiney New Lens for my Camera!

Filed under: Miscellaneous Stuff — Miss P @ 9:48 am

This is gonna be so much fun!!


January 14, 2013

New Year, New Web Page, New Challenges

Filed under: Miscellaneous Stuff — Miss P @ 7:57 am

So, my son Jake is a CIS Major and he wants to set up my web page so that it has a cart system. I have to admit that it would be really nice to be able to take orders for beads here on my site. Hopefully he will get things up and running soon and you can come here to custom order your beads.

Another exciting development in our family is that Seth finally proposed to Bekah! We’re thrilled they will finally be married. Much of Saturday was spent with Sarah and Bekah looking at a venue for the big day, discussing budget limitations and a quick trip to the bridal shop to try on dresses. So exciting!

And finally, Miss Maggie finally had one of her feet fixed … she has fought with her bunions pretty much her whole life. She is still on crutches and in a lot of pain, but my Mom came up to stay the week with her and help chase those boys around.

Here’s a sampling of what is coming up on EBay and some pictures of the itty bitty beads that may soon be available on this site.

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December 18, 2012

Whoa! Time Flies!

Filed under: Lampwork and Glass,Miscellaneous Stuff — Tags: , , , — Miss P @ 12:25 pm

Well, here we are again. Christmas! This past year I really tried to step up my game. I’ve been to more craft fairs this year than in the past and actually done quite well (go me)!

It’s really strange how some days I log in and see a huge spike to the number of visits to my web page. I’m not really sure where that comes from. I can only assume that someone somewhere in some forum made a reference to the Niebling index. Who knows!

I’m always knitting, but have been really focusing on my lampwork and hot glass of late. I’ve got around 300 glass pendants stashed away for craft shows but decided that since the next one isn’t until August 2013, I’ll go ahead and list them in my Etsy shop. Check them out if you have a chance

Here’s a sneak peak of what’s in the Etsy shop and currently on EBay. Thanks for stopping by.

June 5, 2012

Long Time, No See

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I know, I know … it’s always the same old excuse!

Huge congratulations to Maggie and Rich and an even bigger “Welcome to the Family” to Zenith Robert Heinze!


February 20, 2011

Bling for your Spinning Wheel

Filed under: Miscellaneous Stuff — Miss P @ 9:19 am

So, if you haven’t already seen them, be sure to check out the bling I’m making these days for spinning wheels. They are just too cute!

If you decide you want one, I sell them for $25.00 in my Artfire store. Go to and search for MissP. The price includes Priority shipping. I’m trying to list new hooks every Sunday morning. I’ve found that it is best to sell them with the end un-bent so you can customize the hook for your wheel. If you want one that is already bent, be sure to measure your wheel to make sure it will fit. Thanks for stopping by.

January 30, 2011

Finally, An Update!

Filed under: Miscellaneous Stuff — Miss P @ 10:34 am

OK. So my sincere appologies. I know, it’s been a long time. Let’s see, we had 2 new grandbabies, traded the motorhome for a toy hauler, traded (kind-of) my Matchless for a Rick Reeves, and now I’m trying a new thing … Wheel Candy. What do you think?

Oh, I also discovered Wollmeise!!! YUM!!!!

Wheel Candy!

November 7, 2010

Wild Weekend!

Filed under: Miscellaneous Stuff — Miss P @ 7:40 pm

Soooo … I’ve had my super-reliable Honda Civic since she was brand new. She’s got close to 100k miles on her, but there’s not a thing wrong with her and I wouldn’t say I’m unhappy with her. BUT a few months ago I’m sitting at a stop light not paying much attention to anything and this vehicle rolls past that absolutely took my breath away.  No kidding, I took a triple-take. I had no idea who made it or what it was, but I knew I wanted one.

I eventually figured out it was a Toyota FJ Cruiser. There’s somethng so cute about it, but at the same time it says, don’t mess with me, I’m badd-ass!!! Not only that, it fits perfectly with our new found passion … 4-wheeling and camping in the National Forests!!!

Well, let’s start out by saying that the FJ’s are not cheap. Without going into detail, lets just say that my hubby and I are fortunate enough to both have had long and successful careers so an FJ is not out of reach. It’s just really hard to justify when I’ve got a perfectly good, super reliable, economical, FREE and CLEAR vehicle parked in my garage.

As luck would have it, my oldest daughter graduated from college about a year ago and has her first “real” job. It is however a commute of about 35 miles each way every day. Well, her poor vehicle finally died last week and that started a chain reaction that was unstoppable.  She asked me if I would go vehicle shopping with her since she had never purchased a new car before and as soon as the words “yes, of course” left my mouth, I knew I was in trouble.

First we stopped at the Nissan dealer and looked at what they offered.  Mmmm, OK. So we went down the road a lo and behold, the next dealer was TOYOTA!  And wouldn’t you know it, parked high on a perch in a very 4-wheeling-type pose …. well, you know how this ends don’t you?

Car payments again??? Well, yes. Painful??? Well, yes. Do I care???   NOT!

OK. So after all that excitement, here’s my pick of the litter for this week. I’ve got tons of beads made and patiently waiting my attention in the box. Hopefully I’ll get to them this week. This one is avaliable on Just search for MissP. Thanks for stopping by.

November 2, 2010

Grrrrrrr ….

Filed under: Miscellaneous Stuff — Miss P @ 4:08 am

Well I realized that I forgot to tell you all the details about my newest grandson. His name is Dezmond Timothy. He weighed in at 5 lbs, 15.5 oz and was 19.25 inches tall. The only bummer is that now I have a tremendous cold or flu or something so I can’t even be in the same room with him. GEEEEEZ!!!  I’m so worried that I may have unknowingly exposed the little guy to this cold, but so far Maggie says he is fine.

In the meantime, if you’ve followed my blog at all, you know how frustrated I get with taking pictures of my beads. It’s hard to know where the problem lies however. Is it the lighting? Is it the camera? Is it the camera settings?  I decided to concentrate my efforts on lighting and to that end, I’ve built 2 different “light boxes,” both of which were huge disappointments.

I broke down and purchased a professionally bult light box. I got it on EBay. It is called a Prisma Photo Light box. Since I’m sick I haven’t spent a lot of time with it yet, but I did take a few photos yesterday and so far things look good.

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