Tuesday 22 July 2008

Sensitive/controversial subject and three more treasuries! :-)

I cannot even begin to convey what a crappy time I'm having lately... I won't bore anyone with the details, also because I don't feel like writing for the next 4 hours, but basically I'm  trying to sell my flat and I'm stuck in a legal vortex that is sucking the life out of me which may eventually lead me to have to take one of my neighbours to court... which would then probably delay my sale for about 2-4 years!!! yes! how much fun can I be to be around at the moment!?!? :-) why am telling you this? well, mainly so you can understand how grateful I am to have been featured in all these treasuries and front page!!! It's really lifted my spirit and has inspired me to want to bead, and as soon as I have a day not filled with tracing lawyers and officials and yes, even the police today.... we found workmen, who are working in the building site next to my building, on my property (I live on the 3rd floor) moving plants about and using the balcony as their platform to build an illegal wall on my property!!!! that, compounded with the fact that when we called the police the reply from them was... it's not our problem!!!! funny I thought trespassing was illegal... I am truly worried about sleeping here. tonight... I've locked all my windows, shutters, door... my son is sleeping in my bedroom with me tonight, as well as my dog... I have a very big wooden stick under my bed... and 10 years of karate training!!! and yet I still don't feel so safe!!!  ok, so I'm rambling, and I may sound totally hysterical... but with the background of what is happening lately.... I'm sure some of you heard of the bulldozer attack in Jerusalem last week, and I believe there was one today too (16 injured)...  I am truly fearful of the idea that these men could actually, with little effort enter my home.... am I being paranoid???? well last week we saw the release of one of the most horrific murderers released in exchange for 2 of our poor kidnapped soldiers,  whose fate we were not informed of  until the very last  moment... like it was a reality show or something.... I mean imagine these poor guy's families finding out the status of their loved one on tv!!!! and then bringing back this "animal" and making him into some sort of hero.... Lebanese people do you actually know what you are celebrating???? this man went into a family's home, the mother hid with the 2 year old, who she eventually smothered, in fear that these animals would find her and her child for her child's cries.... then these animals took the father and the 3 1/2 year old precious child... killed the father in front of this precious child, so it would be the last thing this child saw before having her brains bashed in!!!!! this is your hero!!!!!!! a F***ing ( and please excuse my french!)  coward, a child killer!!!! yes that is your hero... and if that is who you think you should celebrate....  then that makes you as morally culpable as this monster!!!! Shame on you!!!!

ok, so this was not my intention.... I usually write about beading... and I apologize if I have offended anyone with this rather sensitive and oh so very political post... but really, if you have a problem, don't read it!!! yes I'm angry!!! and scared... and I'm slowly loosing faith in humanity... and these treasuries that I've been featured  in really pale in importance to the bigger picture, but I am really truly honoured that people who I have not physically met, would actually take the time to include my work in their selection...

ok, so a very strange, and probably too depressing for most, way to extend my gratitude to the following people for including me:

treasury 29

Thanks so much TotallyTwisted, a fellow beadweaver, see below one of of her wonderful  pieces:

Have a Heart - Netted Cuff Bracelet

This treasury expires on Friday 25th July: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=17199


 treasury 30

this beauty is by Smadar's Treasure see below one of her wonderful pieces:

Saraguro Hojas Bracelet with Swarovski Crystals

This treasury expires on Friday 25th July:

and last but not least.... treasury 31

CieloDesign put this green beauty together... check out some of her wonderful work:

On the Meadows Necklace

This treasury expires on Friday 25th July: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=17122

Thank you all for bringing a ray of sunshine to my pretty dreadful day!!! :-)

p.s.  my comments are moderated by me... don't bother leaving any anti-Semitic, anti-Zionist, anti-Israel, anti US comments, they will not be approved and neither will they be read by me.... I'm not going to waste my time!


  1. Sure, blogging can be a way of celebrating progress in our work and sharing great moments in our hobby and career lives, but that's only part of our lives. We come to care about our blogs and we come to care about the people who's blogs we check in on. Just because it's not the MAIN purpose of your blog, doesn't mean we don't want to hear about what's bothering you (and each other in general). Vent if you have to...we all have to at one time or another. We are here to celebrate with you your successes yes, but also to support you in your times of hurt.

  2. I am so sorry for what you are having to experience. You have a right to be fearful. I am afraid that there is much uncertainty throughout all the world, we are living in very difficult times. America just had a taste of what it is like to live in terror; and sadly there will most likely be more to come.

    I am not sure what all of this is doing to all the little children of the world but I know it has taken away much of their innocence of childhood.

    Congrats. on your honors. You are a marvelous artist; it is nice that you have that talent to loose yourself in.

  3. I don't really know what to say in response to your post but I wanted you to know that I read it and I feel for you. I'm glad at least that you can take some pleasure in the treasuries.

  4. Thank you so much for your comments... after a rather difficult night and very little sleep, it was really nice to read your comments! thanks so much for your support, it does help! and Marlaine, sadly there isn't much to say, but thank you for taking the time to leave a comment...

  5. I don't fully understand all that is taking place around you, Triz, but I wanted you to know I'm thinking about you. Peace.

  6. I'm so sorry you are having a rough time right now. *hug*

  7. Triz - I'm so sorry to hear of the fearful time you are having. I cannot do much from here other than send prayers - however, if you need another big stick, just tell me and I'll get one in the mail (a poor attempt at humor).

    Don't stop beading - your work is one of the things that makes the world a beautful place.

    Stay safe.

  8. I have know idea how to respond to your post other than to say...I'm sorry for what you are going through. be well and be safe! My life is so far removed from what you see daily that I can't imagine the fear...

    Sometimes venting our frustrations and fears leaves us feeling lighter...I'm a firm believer in venting!! No need to apologize!

    Your beading is stunning, congratulations on your treasuries...well deserved!


  9. good morning Triz...such wonderful, heartfelt comments...hope that you got my e-mail, as some of the blogger 'comment' sections were not working last night ...arrrgghhhh...

    You and your family are close in my thoughts and prayers...

  10. Ah Triz-- I'm just sorry. It's wonderful that admidst all of that distress you can also concentrate and take comfort in the beauty and goodness of life.

  11. Really thank you all for your kind thoughts, wishes and most of all your prayers... I really appreciate each and every single one of your comments!!! you have touched my heart!!!

  12. Beading Mania,you have been given the Brillante Award by http://themommyandmeboutique.blogspot.com

  13. Mamma mia che spavento Triz... anche io sarei stata davvero terrorizzata!

  14. Hugs and my thoughts are with you.

  15. Triz, I so feel for you. I have relatives in Israel, and have some understanding of what you are going through.

    Many hugs to you, Triz.


  16. Triz I am so sorry you are having such bad experiences, to be afraid in your own home is unacceptable that should be your sanctuary. I wish nothing but good things for you and please take care of yourself and your son. My thoughts are with you!

  17. I'm so sorry to hear what you are going through. I really hope things get better for you soon, I don't know you but am thinking about you.