Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Just snapped these photos of Jessica reading out loud to Grandpa...so sweet!

They need to be edited a bit, but just couldn't resist capturing the moment.

Dad and I have been having fun during the day doing some shopping while the girls are in school. Yesterday we also stopped at Gunther Toody's for lunch. After Steve gets home from work tonight, we'll be heading out to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. Yum!

While the girls were entertaining Grandpa yesterday afternoon, I popped onto the computer to catch up on emails. I started chatting with my good friend Erin and got her advice on something I wanted to do.
This past weekend I found the most beautiful cardigan/sweater that I will give to my friend Kelly for Christmas. 
The detail in the sleeve and at the bottom of the piece thrills me to pieces.
I also picked up a sleeveless top to go with it.
It's hard to see, but there is a striped texture in the black sweater. 

So, I wanted to add to this ensemble by making a necklace. But I couldn't figure out what to do. So, I asked Erin, who has made some really pretty jewelry, what she thought. She immediately came up with beaded crochet, but not the ropes that I have done before. She crochets with beads and wire! She referred me to her blog here and to Auntie's Beads for the how to video. She's so right, it was easy peasy to do! Thanks Erin.

Here's the result of my efforts (after a quick trip to Joann's this morning with my dad)
I still need to add the clasp/closure but I think this goes well with the set.

Thanks again for the inspiration, Erin!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope your week is going well.


Sparkle said...

Your necklace is just darling! I love how it's so matchy, match!

Laurel said...

What a gorgeous necklace and such precious pictures.

Kim Burmeister said...

Love it when you can get those memories captured. Awesome!

Texas Roadhouse....YUMMY!

That cardigan is so pretty! Love the color. Wow! Your necklace is fantastic. You are amazing!

Sharli said...

The photo of your girls with Grandpa are just precious! Yes, these are the real treasures in our lives.

I love your necklace - it's stunning and will be the perfect touch with that ensemble. Wow.


Kathi C. said...

The necklace is gorgeous and the photos of Jessica and Grandpa - priceless!

Have a great Wednesday, my sweet friend!

itsabrt said...

I love the reading picture it's perfect & I see you have a puppy listener too.
As for the necklace WOWIE IS THERE NOTHING YOU CANNOT DO?!?!!! This is amazing!!!

Anke said...

Wow Jeanne, that necklace is gorgeous! I should make something like that for the girls!!! I think your friend is going to love this ensemble, it all looks wonderful together!
All your decorations were so pretty and the trip to the museum looks like such fun. You always such neat things to do and make, you are such an inspiration!

Carolyn said...

Love the pictures!! And the necklace is very pretty!
So amazed by your talent! :)

Alanna said...

How fun that your Dad is visiting again.

And I have to tell you that at first, I thought you made the sweater. I didn't read carefully enough. And you know what? I was thinking, oh yeah, Jeanne can totally do that.

Well, it is gorgeous and I love the necklace that you made.

Anonymous said...


I love the necklace that you made. You just amaze me with all your talent. Thanks for sharing, and I love the pictures of your Dad with Jessica!


Jena said...

Such precious memories - I'm sure you enjoyed your time with him!

And your necklace turned out GORGEOUS - your friend will love it!

Have a great week!