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"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.


Bead Party!

116-1671_IMG.jpg What fun! I hosted a Bead Party yesterday. A few friends came over and we went to the Nice People show and bought some goodies, and then came back and Made Stuff. The picture is of Marianne wearing her new necklace. The stones are dyed howlite. They had two holes going the long way, and we put hammered sterling beads between the stones, and a pretty Bali silver clasp on the back. I think it came out beautifully!

I was apparently on a green kick, as everything I bought was a shade of green except for a strand of facetted amethyst. Peter (Mr. Nice People ;-) has a good selection of gemstone beads now, along with the gorgeous crystals. He also had pearls and a small but well-chosen selection of Bali silver beads and findings. This is a great one-man-show to catch if he's coming to your town. And they really are Nice People, too.

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