Tag Archives: Look what I made!

What I did today.

I have a bead stash. (Beaders understand this. So do knitters, for that matter.) I know people with much bigger stashes, but mine is not really anything to sneeze at. Ignoring the silver (I can’t quite remember how much I … Continue reading

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Almost but not really fruitcake.

I don’t like fruitcake, at least not most traditional fruitcake. I was tinkering around with my pumpkin-date bread, and wondering if I could make something that resembles fruitcake. Well, it has fruit in it, but it’s not fruitcake. It is, … Continue reading

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Minor victories.

In my last post, I wrote about the tremors. I have brown spots down my shirt right now from trying to carry a half cup of coffee to my room. Not good. In the past I have loved jewelry making. … Continue reading

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My, how the time has flown.

I am I, Don Quixote, the Lord of La Mancha My destiny calls and I go And the wild winds of fortune will carry me onward Whithersoever they blow “Man of La Mancha,” from Man of La Mancha, lyrics by … Continue reading

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We’ll see how this goes.

I have decided to rewrite my NaNoWriMo project. (If nothing else, this gives me a plausible reason to hang out in Starbucks, like I did during November.) I think the scenario I have laid out raises some interesting questions* that … Continue reading

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Done!

    November is National Novel Writing Month. Individuals pledge to write a 50,000 word novel in thirty days. Election (yes, I know it’s not a new title but you can’t copyright a title) is about a woman who talks … Continue reading

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Look what I made!

I am what I like to call a “process knitter.” My inability to keep track of intricate patterns means that I end up knitting things that are straight and pretty boring. In addition, I have not knitted anything since The … Continue reading

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It’s that time again!

Ah, Thanksgiving.  That means… cooking. A lot of cooking.  I rather enjoy it, provided I am organized (ha!) and spread the work over several days. I’m putting this here because it is easy for me to access regardless whichever computer … Continue reading

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New Pages.

If you look at my masthead, you should notice I have added three new pages: Beadwork and Recipes, Pat’s Favorite Posts, and Pat’s Gratitude Posts.  That second one has far too many links — I need to winnow it a … Continue reading

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Snail Necklace Set.

Silver, hematite and freshwater pearl necklace, bracelet, and earrings.

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My first project.

I have not done anything cool with my TechShop membership yet.  But they do have workrooms with nice very bright lights which make doing beadwork easy.  I finished one bracelet, pictured below, and most of a pair of earrings (with … Continue reading

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Nice consolation prize, there.

As I suspected, I did not get the job at the Coolest Place Ever. Given the way the process was handled, I don’t feel like I was rejected, simply like I was not that good a fit. However, as I … Continue reading

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Herding cats.

I had an interview of sorts with a SAT prep company.  We were requested to upload an instructional video.  Here’s mine. They said be creative.  My only regret (and the thing that will probably cost me the job) is that … Continue reading

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More PowerPoint to me.

A few years back, I had occasion to send someone a PowerPoint presentation about themselves (long story).  I made two versions: the first, which was not animated and which I sent; and the second, which was animated, which I did … Continue reading

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Jewelry pictures.

     

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More crafting

Last Sunday’s project: (Sorry the picture is so blurry.) Swarovski crystal bicones (Crystal 3 mm, Iolite 4mm, Purple Velvet 6 mm), Swarovski faux pearls (the best faux pearls — creamrose light, 6 and 8 mm), silver-plate bead caps and amethyst … Continue reading

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Go me.

I would just like to say that for someone who suffers from tremors so bad that they occasionally affect my ability to hold utensils, creating a piece like that below is not a mean feat, at least as far as … Continue reading

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More jewelry.

I like this set almost in spite of myself: it is composed completely of fakes. The pearls are Swarovski, and with the exception of the clasp, the silver is all plated. Even the hematite is not authentic: it is a … Continue reading

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Picture!

In response to my last post, Barbara requested pictures of Elvis. Attempts to scan the ad were unsuccessful, due to my lack of ability with the equipment I had at hand, but I do have a picture snagged off the … Continue reading

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Good News

I realize that, because this blog has been nearly comatose, nobody is reading much anymore, but just in case you are …. One of my beading pieces, officially named “Lilliputian Christmas Tree” but unofficially called “Elvis,” is featured in a … Continue reading

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