Wednesday, March 28, 2012

More Quilt Block Inspired Pieces -I-

These pieces are two variations of the same quilt block pattern made into brooch - pendants.  I like to make earrings to coordinate and will be working on other pieces as well once I get my technique and style more established.

I am still experimenting with different textures, colors and block pattern combinations.  I find when I create this type of work I have to totally clear my work space and focus only on quilts blocks and combining my extruded shapes.  I generally find myself spending a day or two at a time working on a particular technique before I clear everything away and switch to something different.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

New Beads in Bloom -I-

I've been working on some new floral beads for our new summer designs.  Here is an assortment that are ready to be strung in this years Pantone Spring colors.   The blues are a combination of Sodalite blue and Cockatoo with Solar Power.  The others are in Tangerine Tango, Cabaret and Solar Power.

Happy Gudi Padwa 2012 -I-

May This Gudi Padwa be as bright as ever.
May this Gudi Padwa bring joy, health and wealth to you.
May the festival of lights brighten up you and your near and dear ones lives.
May this Gudi Padwa bring in u the most brightest and choicest happiness and love you have ever Wished for.
May this Gudi Padwa bring you the utmost in peace and prosperity.
May lights triumph over darkness.
May peace transcend the earth.
May the spirit of light illuminate the world.
May the light that we celebrate at Gudi Padwa show us the way and lead us together on the path of peace and social harmony

Tops 25 Gudi Padwa Wallpaper -I-

Gudi Padwa is celebrated in Maharshtra every year in the month of march, This year is is celebrated on 23 rd March 2012. Marathi people celebrate this as a marking of new year where they hang a green or yellow cloth over the tip of the bamboo stick along with sugar crystals, neem leaves, mango leaves and garland of flowers is tied up and hangs out of the windows are displayed before the maharashtrian house holds. wish you all a happy gudi padwa

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Happy Easter Wallpaper 2012 -I-

How to Create Easter Family Traditions?

Spring is around the corner, which means that Easter holidays is coming soon, so the whole family will enjoy sunny Easter break. There are lots of traditions associated with Easter, some of them are based on family traditions, the others are associated with religious beliefs. The truth is such holidays as Easter, Christmas and some others bring families together and this is the most important reason in favor of their celebration.

But it is not enough to come together to make the holiday unforgettable. Here are some Easter Family traditions you and your family members will never forget. What about tradition of egg dying?
This is a very old tradition which is carried out the day before this holiday. There is one more tradition associated with dyed eggs. It’s Easter egg toss. Egg blowing is one more tradition. Instead of egg dying you can take raw eggs, blow them out and decorate.
Lots of families bake together on Easter. You can bake traditional Easter cakes, pies, sugar cookies or other goodies. Have you ever had Easter egg hunts. If not, try to involve your kids in it. This tradition is fun for kids. Hide the dyed or plastic eggs with toys or candies and let them find them. Be sure they will not forget it, when they grow up.
You may also let the Easter bunny hide Easter baskets with chocolate bunnies, jelly beans and, of course, toys. When the kids wake up in the morning, they will happy to find such basket.
Easter Sunday at Church and Easter brunch are among the most memorable and important Easter traditions. This is the greatest gift you can bless your kids with. Take them to the church to discover the true meaning of this holiday. Take a basket of food and a brunch of willow to bless them in the church. After the church service all the family can gather at the festive table.
After dinner it would be great to have some board games and start a family competition. If the weather is sunny, you may play outdoor games. If you want your family to remember this day, focus on the most precious aspects for you and pass them along to your family members in the form of the family tradition.

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Happy Easter Wallpaper -I-

Now that Spring is officially here, Happy Easter is right around the corner. There are a TON of events going on in Queens for Easter. Check out some of them here in our Ultimate Easter Guide for 2012!

Breakfast with the Happy Easter Bunny

Hop into Spring with your family and friends and enjoy breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Sunday, March 25 between 9am and 11am in the Parish Hall. Children and adults of all ages will enjoy this breakfast of bagels, scrambled eggs, sausage, cream cheese, orange juice, coffee and tea. There will be children’s activities and an Egg Hunt at 10:00am. Pictures of the Easter Bunny will also be available.