Sunday, 26 October 2014


The lovely Rita of Toltec Jewels is hosting her 3rd Annual Octoberfest and I was thrilled to sign up. Fall is my favorite time of year, I love the the glorious colors, the warm winds, and the feelings that this time of year evokes. Although it heralds the end of bare toes and tanned is the beginning of warm cozy quilts, simmering soups and new feelings of creativity.

I have been busy lately...behind the camera, trying new things and of course beading. I am blessed to have a such an understanding husband who takes me for long rides in the country so I can take as many pictures as I want of the glorious fall scenery, I can never get enough!

Fall in Edmonton

A beautiful park in Edmonton

Another gorgeous park in Edmonton
I have rediscovered my love of knitting (thank goodness as I have a grand baby on the way), and I am also trying my hand at needle is amazing what a person can make out of bits of wool! I am just a beginner but really like the creativity involved.

My little felted pumpkin patch
And then of course there is beading. I took a chance and ordered some agates from eBay, it can be hit and miss...but I was pleasantly surprised when my little parcel arrived with these beautiful orange with hints of green agates. They were crying to be used in a bead embroidery piece and the result turned out so well. I used the agates, smaller orange agate beads, a beautiful green iridescent crystal rivoli and complimenting green and orange seed beads.  In my travels I had been fortunate to find the enameled leaves that just tied everything into one very pretty piece with matching earrings.
Fall Splendor

Thank you thank you Rita for giving us all the chance to showcase a little of ourselves.
And now please check out the other Octoberfest goers!

Toltec Jewels                            Jewel School Friends (hostess)

Dini Bruinsma                 

Marybeth Rich                          http:/

Mary Govaars                 

Mischelle Andrade-Fanucchi

Karin Grosset Grange     

Andrea Zenith Glick        

Nan Smith                      

Linda Anderson                        http://CherryOnTopDesign.Co

Becky Pancake              

Melissa Trudinger           

Lennis Carrier                

Sue Kennedy                 

Kim Dworak                  

Jo-Ann Woolverton        

Jennifer Reno                 

Veralynne Malone           

Lori Schneider                

Shaiha Williams              

Alisa Siceloff                  

Pam Traub                     

Cryss Thain                    

Maria Lourdes Rios       

Kathy Lindemer             

Carolyn Lawson            

Blanca Medina              

Heather Richter             

Kathleen Breeding         

Carol Dillman                

Chris Eisenberg             

Rebecca Sirevaag          

Sam Waghorn                

Sherri Stokey                 

Gina Hockett                 

Michelle McCarthy        

Michelle Buettner           

Dana Hickey                  

Claire Fabian                   

Cynthia Abner                

Renetha Stanziano          

Jami Shipp                     


Gloria Allen                   

Lisa Johnson                   

Marde Lowe                  

Jill Bradley                      

Toni Gifford                    

Shawnda D'Arcy            

RaMona Woolson          

Esterina Jagiella              

Sandra McGriff              

Mary McGraw               

Alenka Obid                  

Marianne Baxter            

Ann Schroeder              

Inge von Roos                

Robin Reed                    

Suzanne Berk                 

Mowse Doyle                

Diana Miglionico Shiraishi


Andrea Rivers                

Janine Lucas                  

Tanya McGuire              

Anindita Basu                

Mitzie Crider                 

Deb Fortin                     

Cynthia Kent Machata   

Cheri Reed                    

Laurel Hanson               

Ingrid Anderson            

Karla Morgan                

Lori Anderson               

Louise Mccormick-Glazier

Jasvanti Patel                

Susan Kelly                  

Lee Koopman              

Carol Briody                

Kathy Lindemer          

Renetha Stanziano      

Divya N                     


  1. Amazing scenery and oh my, what a gorgeous necklace. Love the earrings as well. And those cute felted pumpkins...lovely

  2. Stunning beaded necklace and gorgeous orange! I love the felted pumpkins and your photos are simple gorgeous.

  3. Beautiful post! We don't have much color yet so I love seeing the posts from this of you who have it! Beautiful jewelry set and those pumpkins are too sweet!! Love them!

  4. Your post is my favorite so far, I just love everything. Beautiful pictures, gorgeous jewelry - it's a complete win!

  5. Hi Debbie, Your bead embroidered necklace is awesome. I great depiction of fall.

  6. It seems as I have to move to Edmonton maybe? Or visit, to start with? :-) What amazing pictures did you take... Wow!

    I also ♥love the stunning beadwork of the necklace, such warm colours, the enamel leaves are a perfect match! Must be perfect to wear with black too (-:

  7. I just love your pics. You live in a beautiful part of the world. And those little pumpkins are so darling.

  8. Beautiful necklace and earrings! and love those little pumpkins - how cute are those?!

  9. Gosh, I want to come along on a ride with you and your husband. Your photos are beautiful. Adorable little pumpkin patch. I love to knit and would love to have the pattern for those cuties. Too late to make them this year, but I could do a bunch for next year. What a gorgeous necklace. It's amazing! The colors, the style........beautiful work.

  10. Wow! Your photographs are breathtaking, your pumpkins are the cutest things ever and your necklace? GORGEOUS!

  11. Your photos and jewelry are stunning. The little pumpkins are too cute for words. Well done!

  12. I always admire your live in such a beautiful part of this world! I just love your felted pumpkins! Congratulations on your soon-to-be grandbaby!!

    Your necklace and earrings are simply drop dead gorgeous! I find these colors sometimes hard to work with...but they sing in your designs!

  13. Your photos are magnificent! I LOVE water shots when the reflection appears in the water. So lovely. As for the jewelry- felting is always something that has appealed me- it's on my creative bucket list. Your beading is stunning! Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!

  14. Your felted pumpkin patch has my first wow!!! soooo cute and pretty. They stole my heart already :) hehehe...
    Your necklace is gorgeous too, with a pair of fabulous matching earrings. Great design... bravo!

  15. such a delight to see your leaves in full colour. your necklace is breathtaking ,I don't have the skill or the patience to do seed bead stitching , obviously you do. I want to try needle felting but i am afraid to start yet another hobby, it might lead to yet another addiction lol

  16. Your post is so beautiful, the pictures are gorgeous, and the jewelry is very beautiful.

  17. Your photos are gorgeous! I also love your necklace and earring set. Isn't it great when things you order meet your expectations? I agree with your description of fall as the start of cozy quilts and simmering soups. Yay!

  18. Beautiful pictures of breathtaking scenery! Your jewelry is exquisite! Love the stones and how well you feature them in your beadwork. Stunning!

  19. What wonderful park pictures, i love the little needle felted pumpkin patch. But wow your necklace is awesome so many fabulous fall colours, beautiful blog.

  20. Wow, your talent still amazes me. It absolutely fantastic what you can do with seed beads.