Treasures, Treasuries, and Thoughts

I swore I would never do a blog! So much for swearing. I didn't think that I would have much to say or share. I was wrong! I have been so blessed with a wonderful family, loyal friends, sharing colleagues, and the support from so many that I will never run out of topics to write about.

I have opened an on-line store at a place called Etsy (rhymes with Betsy). The items on the left are available for purchase there. These will change from week to week to show you my latest creations. The link to the store is in the upper left corner of this page.

I also have items for sale listed on Art Fire. The link to my Art Fire Studio is

I hope you will visit this blog, my Flickr page ( and my Etsy and/or Art Fire stores often. (

So come along on my Trail of Treasures! It will be a Spirit Journey for me and I invite you to join me on the trip.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Edna Perkins Project.......Act 3

On Thursday evening I wrapped all of the handbeaded jewelry that the Omaha Beady Bunch created for our Annual Edna Perkins project. These were all assembled into a large straw basket. We sell wooden rose buds for a project called, "Rose Buds for Rose Bud". A portion of the proceeds from this endeavor are donated to the Rose Bud Sioux Indian Reservation to Preserve and Perpetuate Native American Arts and Crafts. I added a bouquet of the roses to the basket to be distributed to the women at the shelter in addition to the jewelry packets.
The basket and its contents were delivered to Catholic Charities on Friday afternoon. They were, of course, delighted and expressed their appreciation for our remembering the women in the shelter on Mother's Day. I felt very good on the drive home to have been a part of making this wonderful event successful for another year.

If you want to see what is in all of those little presents, scroll down to the Edna Perkins Project in the archives of this blog. Click on the title. It will take you to the original post about this project and you can see all of the wonderful work! Once again, thank you Edna and the Beady Bunch Members who participated.

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