Saturday, November 22, 2008

Beading has been my saving grace right now . . .



My beading hobby has been my saving grace right now since my dear 85 year-old MIL#2 fell four weeks ago . . . I was able to take it to the hospital with me while she was there for 10 days and then to the assisted living home to visit with her while she is recuperating from complications of the fall . .
I've also been able to spend more time with dh#2 in the family room watching TV together while I bead . . . it's time that we can spend being supportive of each other especially right now . . .

These beaded cards are projects from my beading class with Sylvia Valle at the Rancho Santa Margarita Community Center where she teaches Adult Education classes . . . the beading has been so therapeutic during the family illness . . . I am so fortunate to have found this additional hobby!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!!

23 comments:

Zeborah Loray said...

What beautiful cards!
So elegant and sophisticated.

Debbie said...

Oh Michi...they are beautfiul...thanks so much for sharing the inspiration...

Lisa W said...

Those cards are beautiful. I've done some embroidery on cards and used beads but these are gorgeous. Are the patterns available somewhere?
Lisa
lnlwhitt@aol.com

Wanda H said...

Michi, these cards are totally gorgeous!!! I'm sorry to hear about your MIL but it's great you are there for her... you are such a special lady!! ((HUGS))

Ape Maya said...

Amazing!!!! Love each and every card. Looks like a lot of very hard work though.

Bravissima!

Pam said...

These are absolutely beautiful. I have never seen any quite like them. Wow, well done.

Lisa said...

Michi....those cards are beautiful! Hope things get better for you soon.

Sandie R said...

These are beautiful Michi and lovely designs. I do stitching on card with some beading but haven't done them where it is mostly beads. To echo Lisa W. are the patterns available somewhere. I really like the flower design.

Anonymous said...

Hi michi rhymes with peachy,
it's hanneke (as in "happy hanneke") from class. You already finished all the cards; I'm impressed! They came out beautiful! I should get myself some of those paper cut thingies because that really finishes off the way the whole piece looks.
You are such a fun lady and I feel lucky to have met you! Did you do some shopping at the outrageously chique places I suggested? LOL

Sherry Goodloe said...

MIchi, your beaded cards are simply beautiful! Sorry to hear about your mother-in-law, but know that you are providing her the best care and companionship you can. xoxo

Dianne K. said...

Michi your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I hope your MIL heals quickly. Big hugs!

Francine said...

Michi I love your beading cards... Very chic!!!
Hope your'e MIL is better, she is lucky to have both your and your hubby to take care of her!

Take care my friend!
Hugs...

One Creative Queen said...

As always Michi, your art is beautiful! I love the beaded cards you've done - I'm drowning in beads and never thought to use them like you have. Sounds like a great class - I'm so glad you shared!

Katherine :)

Sue said...

Your beaded cards are SO beautiful!! And they will be cherished, I'm sure!!
I hope your mother in law will be able to return home soon!

Marilyn said...

The top pic has a ring of familiarity to it, Michi LOL. These are terrific. See you next week.

Nicki said...

Michi - These are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!

LisaW said...

I found you from your comment on Nicki's blog. Beautiful. No. Stunning! Hope your MIL has a speedy recovery.

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

Hi Lisa W!
THANK YOU so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment! I'm glad you like my beaded cards from my beading class from Sylvia Valle! THANK YOU for your encouraging words about my dear MIL#2's health! Happy Thanksgiving!

Michelle said...

wow, these are simply stunning!

purplepaint said...

Michi - these are gorgeous! Are you in the 2008 BJP? Marva

J and Z said...

Michi your cards are really fantastic!!! I used to do a lot of beading and always felt it calmed me!

Sharon House said...

Michi... These are just gorgeous... thanks for sharing!

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Cheers,
Sharon
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Michi, Orange County, CA said...

Hi Everybody!
For those of you who are interested in these beaded card patterns . . . there is a company in the UK that sells them . . . http://www.stitchingcards.com for about $1.70 each . . . Have fun!!!!