Saturday, March 30, 2013


Can you believe it?  It's party time again... Bead Soup Bead Party 7... SEVEN!  That is a lot of beads and a lot of happy.  With a huge thank you to the founder and host, Lori McDaniel Anderson.

'Sparklefly' by Diana Mains Welte 2013

My creation features beads from Sandra Richardson of Texas.  Pulling out the red and blue of the beads, I was able to come up with a fun but very wearable piece that would look great with a summer white dress or those comfortable jeans and breezy top.  With the gold accents behind the focal... well, that sparkle makes it great for July 4th celebrations, too! 

'Sparklefly' by Diana Mains Welte 2013
Now run on over to Sandy's blog to see what she did with my handmade ceramic beads.  Also you can link up to the party and browse all the other eye candy made for this event.  Don't forget to mark your calendars for April 6 and April 13 for the second and third reveals of this 3 part extravaganza!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Human again!

After almost 3 weeks of feeling Fluey-icky-BLAH... I honestly believe I feel human again.  Woohoo! I slept well and woke with just the tiniest remnant of a cough.  Finally.  lol

Batik Log Cabin
Today I am piecing quilt squares... by hand... I've sworn off my machine for a long while.  Burned out from years of clothing design and alterations.  I am really enjoying sewing by hand.  So after lunch, I am headed to the basement to wash towels and stich for a couple of hours.  Hiding out in the guise of chores and relaxing with my needle and thread. :)