Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas to All!

Merry Christmas to All!  Have a Blessed Day!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Love this music.....since I have not posted in so long I thought I would share.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

My Halloween Spirit is Showing!

New Etsy Items

This is a short chubby pumpkin witch for you collection.

Made from a gourd with a paperclay witch hat and painted by my own little wrinkled hands. Cute expression and rotten teeth.

The Witchy Pumpkin is about 8" high to the top of the hat. The gourd part that you can see is about 3" high and 5" across the gourd.

He has a little partner that I listed today. They do look cute sitting side by side.

This is a little witchy pumpkin for your collection.

This is a gourd. I had added a black witch hat and base from paperclay. The evil face was painted by my own little wrinkled hands. It is too cute.

It is about 9" high to the tip of the hat. The gourd you can see is about 4" high and 3 1/2" across.

Check out my shop for some other Cuties!

My Etsy Link

Monday, September 6, 2010

New Etsy Items

I have just added these items for sale in my Etsy Shop!  

Hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Love this lady's calligraphy Art. It is to cool but I cannot have another interest. No No Not today anyway..............

Saturday, August 28, 2010

New Etsy Gourds

Pyrography Gourd with Pine Needle Coil

Feather gourd with Single Row of Pine Needle Coil

New Etsy Offering

New items Offer on My Etsy Site...Please check them out....
My Etsy Shop-Beth Mosier

Sunday, July 18, 2010


A few weeks ago I went to a pyrographic class in Johnson City, Texas.  The instructor was Kathleen Marie.  I found her website online.  Contacted her and just went.

It was very nice.  She has a cute country house way out of town.  She also has a gallery where she does her work and has a show room.  There was a garden and yard planted with lots of different things.

Part of the class was to walk around and take pictures so that we could try to visualize designing out own designs for pyrographic projects.

I took lots of photos.  This was one of my favorites.

This was a very good class for me.  In just a few minutes she corrected the way I was holding the tip I was using.  The bent spear I think.  Anyway I am very happy.  Had a great day and my work has improved 200% I think.  

I can't even begin to tell you about seeing all of her beautiful work in person.  She using the type of wood and the grain of the wood as a part of the work.  See how the loon is swimming through the ripples in the water.  She drew it for me and set it up but I burned everything.  It also has some caulk pencil and acrylic paint for the white.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Reclaimed Furniture Now with Roses!

Several weeks ago I started refinishing this small night table.  My daughter purchased it at a garage sale some time ago.  It's been sitting beside the bed my grandsons use when they are here.  I don't think they care what it looked like but it was time.

I sanded, glued, cleaned, painted etc., etc., forever  mostly outside.  I can only work a couple of hours a day so it was one coat a day thing.  I didn't get a before shot of it and should have.  Puttyed in a grove on one of the drawers and glued the bottom piece.

Re claiming old furniture is hard work.  It was a well used piece.  Very dirty inside.  But now is all better.

 Check it out!

Then I couldn't resist a few roses.  Then I couldn't stop.  LOL

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New Pyrography Gourd

This is another Zen type gourd with different patterns in odd shaped spaces all over the gourd.  The top was cut off so that it could be used as a liquid container.  Grab hold of the neck and pour.

I had purchased some dye to use to add color to gourds and I wanted to try it out.  Interesting.  It looked good on some patterns and not on others.  It is always a trial run with gourds.  You never really know how it is going to turn out.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Safety Tips from the American Red Cross for Surviving the Heat

*Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio for critical updates from the National Weather Service (NWS).

*Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles.

*Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.

*Eat small meals and eat more often.

*Avoid extreme temperature changes.

*Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.

*Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.

*Postpone outdoor games and activities.

*Use a buddy system when working in excessive heat.

*Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.

*Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat.

*Check on your animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat.

I actually got the tips from another blog that I read.  It has a lot of good information.  Link is below

Stay Cool!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th!

Hope everyone has a great 4th of July!  Nearly all the activities...We have a July Jubilee every rained out.  The rain has stopped but it is very muddy.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Found this in some saved emails.  I love Texas!!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Finished Stool

Thought I had better get up off my .....and show off this finished stool.  I love it just like it is.  It is very heavy and aged.  I told my boys they could sit on it.  They looked at me like I had lost my mind.  Like Grammy we are going to sit on it anyway "Why are you saying this".

I think it is indestructible.  I am sure they will put it too the test.

Friday, June 25, 2010

This my theme song from now own.  I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Emergency Management for Pets

I read this blog and it has some very good information gathered about emergency management.  Everyone expects the government to take care of everything and I am on a mission to get people to take of themselves for at least 72 hours.  We must think ahead and be prepared.

Today's post was about planning for your pets because most people will not leave their pets behind.  I am one of these.  Love me love my doggie!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Clorox website

Clorox has this great pamphlet that you can download.  I am big into Emergency Management.  Everyone should have an emergency kit.  Be prepared to survive 72 hours without any outside help. 

There are many other places to teach you how to prepare.  I will try to post some of these in a day or two.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Second Part of THE BENCH!!!

This is my favorite tool.  It has changeable parts; a drill, jig saw, a little skill type saw, & a sander.  This was my Christmas present a couple of years ago.  Best one ever.

At some point I even had to pull out the big guns.  The dreaded Skill Saw.  Big scary noisy thing but everything else died and I was determined to get the pieces cut out.

So I put it together.  I changed the length to fit the top piece that I had and put a 2 X 4 as the center brace.  Just thought it would stronger and easier to hit with screws.

This is it unpainted with putty in the screw holes and no top piece.  I did countersink the screws.  Not well but I know how now.  This thing is so heavy I can hardly pick it up.  I used a 2 X 12 on the top which is really heavy.  I didn't adjust the side pieces when I changed the length.  They were just a hair short so I used them anyway.

Painting Comes Next!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Building a Bench

Knock-Off WoodThere is a blog that I have been following called Knock Off Wood.  She give you wonderful plans for simple and some not so simple to build.  They are just so great.  Wish I had seen it years ago.  Of course she wasn't born then.

But anyway I have all these tools.  I love tools and hardware stores and gadgets.  Love it all. I could wander around in Lowe's for hours.  Just looking and wondering what does that do!

So I decide that I was going to build something.  All by myself.   She has the plans on Knock Off Wood, shopping list, and tools needed.  I wanted to learn how to countersink a screw.  She tells you how to do that too.    (Plans Here)

From Better Homes and Gardens

I wanted to use some old wood we already had especially a huge 2" X 12"  that had some character. (This was kind of a mistake.  Too heavy.)
I had lots of problems.  It's amazing what is common sense to my Honey does not in any way come into my mind.  Which means I do a lot of things the hard way.  Taking me twice as long to do anything.

Finding all the tools was a big problem.  Because I haven't been using them and tend to base coat in the room where the tools are they were scattered or on a shelf way above my head.
These are some of my tools.  I had to pull old nails because I was determined to reuse wood.  I also figured out why this was not always a good idea.  Sometimes old wood will not hold a screw.

Ana says to cut your wood first and measure.  I did this but I changed the length of the bench and did not always adjust all the pieces accordingly.
Sassy was helping but lost all interest when things got noisy.  Tomorrow I hope to finish this story.  I thought it was funny but you probably had to be there.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Everyone have a great day!

Hugs Beth

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Zen Gourd

I did another gourd.  Surprise!  I call it a Zen Gourd.  Combining pyrography and Zentangle drawing.  I think that is what it called.  It is styled after one I saw on the Arizona Gourd site.  I thought it would give me some practice and advance my skills a little.
I know it's crooked.  I just like this picture.

Have a great weekend all!