Friday, March 26, 2010

Morning Glory Cottage Jewelry Designs


Willie Zuniga
of
Morning Glory Designs
creates some of the most beautiful jewelry I have ever seen.



While my jewelry boxes overflow with
fine jewelry,
bridge jewelry,
and
pieces collected in foreign lands,
I prefer Willie's jewelry.

Just don't tell my husband!




Willie's jewelry is all handmade
using the best products.
All of her metalwork is specially coated
to give it a sturdier,
smoother feel.
Though I am allergic to most metals,
her ring, which I wear almost constantly
has never bothered my finger.




I own many pieces of Willie's jewelry
and want much more!




There aren't enough good things that I can say
about Willie's jewelry,
except that you must buy some for yourself.
I have purchased pieces to give to my friends,
but they are all still here.
I just can't bear to part with them.

Willi also donates a large portion of her sales
to buy supplies to teach cancer patients to bead.

Go forth and buy!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Buy American

You might want to pass this on. I buy 90% of our gasoline at ARCO..................but take a look at WALMART. WOW they do it right

WHERE TO BUY AMERICAN GASOLINE. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW. READ ON.
Gas rationing in the 70's worked even though we grumbled about it. It might even have been good for us!
Are you aware that the Saudis are boycotting American products? In addition, they are gouging us on oil prices.
Shouldn't we return the favor? Can't we take control of our own destiny and let these giant oil importers know who REALLY generates their profits, their livings? How about leaving American Dollars in America and reduce the import/export deficit?
An appealing remedy might be to boycott their GAS. Every time you fill up your car you can avoid putting more money into the coffers of Saudi Arabia . Just purchase gas from companies that don't import their oil from the Saudis.
Nothing is more frustrating than the feeling that every time I fill up my tank, I'm sending my money to people who I get the impression want me, my family and my friends dead. The following gas companies import Middle Eastern oil:
Shell................................... 205,742,000 barrels
Chevron/Texaco..................... 144,332,000 barrels
Exxon /Mobil........................ 130,082,000 barrels
Marathon/Speedway............. 117,740,000 barrels
Amoco................................. 62,231,000 barrels
And CITGO oil is imported from Venezuela by Dictator Hugo Chavez who hates America and openly avows our economic destruction! (We pay Chavez's regime nearly $10 Billion per year in oil revenues!)
The U.S. currently imports 5,517,000 barrels of crude oil per day from OPEC. If you do the math at $100 per barrel, that's over $550 million PER DAY ($200 BILLION per year!) handed over to OPEC, many of whose members are our confirmed enemies!!!!! It won't stop here - oil prices could go to $200 a barrel or higher if we keep buying their product.
Here are some large companies that do not import Middle Eastern oil:
Sunoco.........................0 barrels
Conoco.........................0 barrels
0ASinclair.....................0 barrels
BP / Phillips................. 0 barrels
Hess.............................0 barrels
ARC0............................0 barrels
Maverick.......................0 barrels
Flying J.........................0 barrels
Valero.........................0 barrels
Murphy Oil USA *.........0 barrels
*Sold at Wal-Mart , gas is from South Arkansas and fully USA owned and produced.
*Not only that but they give scholarships to all children in their town who finish high school and are legal US citizens..
All of this information is available from the U.S. Department of Energy and each company is required to state where they get their oil and how much they are importing.

Thar Be Dragons!





While traveling in China Ray bought me a pearl bracelet with little gold beads. The clasp was a gold dragon biting its tail. Mr. Dragon had ruby eyes.

We had a break-in at our old house a couple of years ago, so now someone else owns my lovely bracelet. The clasps above are the closest I've found, but they're only sterling with no rubies.
Anyone know where to find a gold dragon?

Thanks!
Ruth Ann
http://www.r2swanger.etsy.com

Friday, March 5, 2010

Art Beads Muse Contest IV



The 'Use the Muse' kit 4 beads and treasures were mailed today. I expect to receive mine Thursday or Friday if the Post Office doesn't get it hung up somewhere along the way. I think my mail lady enjoys my beading magazines, because quite a few never arrive.

Except for County and State fairs, this is the first contest I have ever entered. I know there are far better beaders out there, but I'll try not to embarrass anyone. ;o)

If you should see a strange woman hanging onto her mail box, it will probably be me!

Ruth Ann
beads@bledsoe.net
http://r2swanger.etsy.com

Thursday, March 4, 2010

A Field Full of Robins


Our little skiff of snow is gone and the field is full of robins today.
The snow didn't last long, but is was exciting to those of us who rarely see snow.
Our Bradford pears were in full bud, but now are frozen nubbins.
The grass is starting to grow in spots.
Oh, lovely spring!
Work. Work. Work.

Have a great day!
Ruth Ann
http://www.r2swanger.etsy.com

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Craft Map

I'm on the
Craft Map
now.
Look for me in
Dunlap, TN

Ruth Ann
http://www.r2swanger.etsy.com