Friday, February 6, 2009
Feb BJP 09
Here it is February in Ohio. Oh joy! Unfortunately Buckeye Chuck saw his shadow on Ground Hog's Day (2.2.09) so that means more Winter. I've already had it with the cold temperatures. We've had so many nights of below zero that I can scream. And my Scotties don't like it either as they are forced to wear their coats, and believe me when I say they HATE wearing coats. Each has their own color. Frodo wears a yellow coat, Fiona has a navy blue coat, and Arwen has a sage green. If by accident I try to put the wrong coat on the wrong dog, they let me know of my blunder really fast. Today it is suppose to get warmer and all this ice from weeks and weeks of accumulation is suppose to melt. Fiona is happy with that as she really got in the habit of our morning walks when I got home from work. So hopefully, she & I can get a little bit more exercise before we both outgrow our coats. But being Feb in Ohio, we still have snow to look forward to. Last year, the last weekend of Feb when I was at the Guilded Lilies Retreat in Hocking Hills, we had a blizzard with record snow fall. I leave on the 20th for another Retreat in Hocking Hills & I'm shuddering to think it will snow snow snow again!
Okay back to my post about the BJP. This is another one of my "Dumpster Dolls" and my goal to do only recycled pieces for the 2009 Bead Journal Project. This time, I've taken another bear from the Happy Meal give outs from McDonalds. I decided a Valentine's theme might be appropriate here with some hearts and pink beads. Now this doll is not here in my house right now. It is in Wisconsin being photographed with a few others for my article on Trash to Treasure which will be in Doll Crafter and Costuming. I still need to get some pictures of a couple of my Dumpster Dolls and send to a bead magazine at least for their gallery. I have a new one also from these Happy Meals that is a rabbit. I have to get the photography set up & get more pictures of the newer pieces I've been doing this month.