News and Updates

  • Memorial Day

    My grandmother used to call it Decoration Day. She was born and the end of the 19th century and was no stranger to loss from war.  In her lifetime,  she had to deal with the stresses and losses of at least four major wars. She was already a young woman during the first world War […]

  • Website Troubles

    It has come to my attention that my websites have been having intermittent connection and speed issues. I am truly sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused my visitors.  I have been working diligently with Dreamhost to resolve the issues.  I am also working on a major overhaul to this site. As you may […]

  • The Bead Mat – November 2020

    Welcome Back.. Happy November everyone and welcome to this month’s edition of The Bead Mat. It has been quite a while since I have been able to catch up with you. I have missed working with you all very much. The last several months have been extremely trying for me and my family.  First, my son […]

  • Heartbroken

    Josie 07/31/2006 ~ 10/04/2020 You may have noticed that I haven’t posted anything recently. I have literally been sitting around my house in total heartbreaking grief. Around 3 weeks ago, my poor little angel Josie started having a very difficult time breathing, I took her straight to the vet. After x-rays and several series of […]