Saturday, July 20, 2013


I don’t know how long it has been since I wrote a blog, but I can tell you it has been an interesting ride. We had our first grandchild born on April 3rd.  She was born with a birth defect. She had two huge holes in her heart that were convoluted. So we have had to be so careful not to tire her. The Doctors wanted to wait until she had some weight on her before they did surgery. The surgery would in tell them to use the flesh around her heart to build the walls in her heart. At age 3 months six days she went to the amazing Cooks Children’s Hospital here in Fort Worth Texas. She had the top man in his field to do the surgery. Dr. Tam is the most down to earth kind and humble man with amazing skill. When you think about it, it is a scary thing to give over your baby to surgery, Much less open heart surgery.  What amazed me when it was over and I began to reflect back was the amazing peace we felt during the 7and half hours of waiting, was the absolute peace. Keira and we were on the hearts of thousands around the globe. We felt like the ‘Lifebuoy ‘ad in the ‘70’s we felt like we were walk 18 inches off the floor, in a pot of honey. That is the peace we felt. Knowing that all was going to be well, and our little granddaughter would grow up to be a beautiful amazing person, with a brand new heart.

Be blessed to be a blessing

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


As you know each year in t he month of May I give my art class an art Show and Sale. I get a professional judge. We have a really nice reception. The students bring lots of finer food. They make a beautiful table. There is always entertainment. We give each a certificate for participating. We have beautiful ribbons. Fun is had by all
This year was is no exception. We had the most generous judge. I found him through a friend of my daughter’s hair dresser. He had a piece of his work in her salon. He is a full time artist and does the most beautiful and unusual work .Go by and take a peek.
On another front I have been enjoying being a grandmother. I am telling you she is precious. I have been keeping her while mommy and daddy go to church. Her mother invited us over to celebrate her one month birthday, on Friday when I came in the door I was greeted by she and her mother. She was wearing a pink tutu and a ribbon headband on her head. I just went ballistic  she  was just darling.  One month is significate because she has a huge hole in her little heart. She will have surgery in about a month maybe two. I know why GOD did not let me be a grandmother when I was younger. HE knew I would be so foolish smiles

Be blessed to be a blessing

Saturday, April 27, 2013


You have probably been wondering what happened to SandysColoringbox! Well I am a grandmother for the first time. And at my age I just cannot get enough of her. The poor little darling was born on the 3rd of April with a hole in her heart. I was just amazed that she never cried and she slept all the time. I could not get to wake up. When she was a week old I was keeping her while Mommy could get a good nights sleep. But while Mommy and Daddy went to the grocery store and she started panting 80 times a minute. I said to my son this does not look normal. My son called the Dr. he had us rush her to the emergency room. We were there all night, she was admitted to the neo-natal ward where there was a team who took care of only 2 babies for each team. She was there a week. That is were they discovered her heart condition. So I have been grandmother all the time.
I haven’t done anything creative except to conduct my painting class once a week. We are about to have our 13th annual art show. I have a show chairman this year so that if I have to be gone the (show) will go on.

Be blessed to be a blessing

Sunday, April 7, 2013


I have been busy with my first grandchild. I hope I am up for it at my late age. All my friends have been having great grandchildren for the last 10 years. I guess my children are late bloomers but bloom they do.:^) Her name is Keira Brea and she is precious. Be blessed to be a blessing

Friday, March 29, 2013


Oh My it is finally the day to reveal our creations. WELCOME come on in and have a peep. I have been sitting on pins and needles eager to reveal my creation made with Diane Wilty’s handmade ceramic beads and focal.At Lilyweed She also sent copper wire wrap latch and lovely glass beads.  Here is what she sent me.
I did not have to ponder long to realize what I wanted to do with her creations. I have learned so much from Lori Anderson’s creation so I tried to reflect that with my bracelet.
Lori Anderson’s

I stacked the ceramic beads with copper beads adding to a copper chain I did a little wire wrap with some of the ‘cheerio’ type beads.

I also used wire wrap to create some free form additions to the bracelet. I used the star bead to secure the focal with a left over piece of a copper closure.

“This would also look good as a necklace” so I took a cord and used wire wrap to secure  the ends so that the bracelet could extended to a necklace. I love it. I hope you do as well.

“This would also look good as a necklace” so I took a cord and used wire wrap to secure  the ends so that the bracelet could extended to a necklace. I love it. I hope you do as well.

Be blessed to be a blessing