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Soaking Roses and a Tuckerton puppy Necklace!

I haven't posted in a few days so what have I been up to? Its that the days have been getting away from me. Do you feel like that too? Actually Ive been watching ----> the Molly cam all the time...thus less house work, blog time and everything else time! Watching these wonderful Owlets in San Marcos California. Carlos and Donna Royal put an Owl box up and the World has been watching. They have been watched internationally and have been on television. Home schoolers as well as some public schools have had their classrooms watching these guys and you can hear the children asking Qs. Ive seen them grow but not from day one. Where have I been? Watching them alot ! They have been addicting.

What have I been doing besides keeping a messy house due to owl watching well I made this Necklace I call Tuckerton. A puppy (I spoke about this pup in my last post) on a long chain! A short necklace. Look he even has his *thingies in the back. hee hee. This was a pleasure to make!

See the dog dish with food in it a ball to play with and a bone so he is a pretty content right now!

This is my table as I was wire wrapping him quite sloppy but I've done worse than this! I've been keeping a jar of rice to lay my beads in so I can see how they look! This is the best thing yet.

Ok here are my English Roses that came in. They arrived in this beautiful box (isn't it?) from Tyler Texas. David Austin Roses are originated in England cultivated by David Austin. They are available Worldwide now. A great thing bc they are virtually disease resistant. If I have to live in a crowded and everything place I can atleast strive for The *Secret Garden!

This is how they come bare rooted wrapped in plastic. Ten of them. This is what $240.00 English Roses look like! This took alot of begging to my husband they didn't come lightly! I have a wonderful husband. This was alot of work thankfully my Son dug all ten holes. We await their growth and beauty.!

Here they are soaking over night on the back porch.

This is the front yard with snap dragons looking real pretty.The snap dragons were planted LAST FALL and lived thru freezes this past winter and are bushy now and blooming. Id of never of believed it!

Well its late and tomorrow comes fast. This was a wonderful day and I'm so thankful to The Lord of all of His many Blessings...

Have a great Day!


Hi Janet! Your puppy necklace is really adorable. I believe those are Maria's lampwork dogs? The detail is amazing. I never heard of the trick using rice in a bowl to layout your design. Looks like it could be messy, but helpful?
Your roses will be so beautiful! And your vine is just planted it last Fall?? You surely have a green thumb!


Hi Cindy yes that is Maria Grimes little creation isnt he Devine?! (I posted about him in the previous post to this one) It was so much fun making him! The rice I don't find it messy. Out of frustration I turned to rice. I have one of those trays to lay beads out in if I want to lay something out. But I was frustrated when some beads wouldn't stay up straight and fall over! (the lampwork ones) I don't use rice all the time but sometimes its great bc the beads wont move. I use extra long grain...jk! Roses are so Heavenly. Thanks for the well wishes you have swelled my head!


Yes, the days do pass quickly! Your beads are so lovely. What a great idea the rice is to keep the beads in place. I know you are looking forward to the roses. I'm sure they will be beautiful. I hope you have a blessed week, Janet.


hi there- I just stumbled upon your blog- through Jennifers- Jangle blog and I have to say I love your blog. First and foremost I must say it is nice to "meet" Christian Beaders! How wonderful to show off the talents He has given us. I just started my own blog I am just starting so there is not much on it yet. Have a great day!


Patty I was looking at your handbags this morn and they are really Quality. Im going to see about getting one from your shop soon! Roses they are so wonderful.

Alice thank you for the lovely comments! Having faith in an unseen God? Following Him? I wouldnt have it any other way!


I love your necklaces!


Lovely jewelry and sweet post to your mom!

I miss mine too.