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  1. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Joyce, mom can’t make out the details of the fine work or the vintaj on this – but loves the colors!

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Another malachite fav~

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Gorgeous combo, Joyce! I love the deep greens and berry colors together with the brass! BTW, is that a photo of you next to your name?

  4. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    thank you very much chickies!!!!
    chicky LE, thanks for that question about my pic, no that’s not me… don’t you wish we could all see our photos more clearly… that’s a photo of my fav Hong Kong actress from the 1960′s, Ivy Ling Po, when she starred in a film about Hua Mu Lan the woman warrior who went to war in her dad’s place disguised as a man cuz her dad was too old to fight…

  5. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Oh, yes, I’ve heard the story — very exciting! You’re right about the pix — even bringing them up on an individual’s page of picks doesn’t help a lot sometimes. Sigh…

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    pretty pick Smart Chick! nice combo with the greens/pinks and the touch of brass

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Beautiful! I love the contrast of the deep tones.

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Nice!

  9. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    BEAUTIFUL pick!!!! And I know the story too!!!

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Post your personal pic on the chickie blog!

  11. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    okay I”m posting the pic and another from the movie so ya can all see :)

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  12. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    OK, now I feel really silly for thinking that was you, Joyce. Unless, just maybe, you are also a famous actress?!?!?! Did you notice her earrings in the close-up pix? Wonder who made them? LOL :-) I always look at jewelry in a different way now that I make it!

  13. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Forget my ignorance on this one, but is the same story from Disney called Mulan? I’m sure that the Disney version is soooo acurate…just look at Pocahontas!

  14. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Yes, I believe Disney remade it into their version.

  15. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    yep that’s right, Disney did make their own version. although the art was good the story was so-so, it focused more on her actions as a young girl who wanted adventure. in the original chinese story the emphasis is on her being a dutiful daughter who supports her family thru her going to war in her father’s place. Yep I too like her earrings, she really did a wonderful job of portraying the character :) … wish you chickies all lived close so I could share the movie with you all :)

  16. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    That would be wonderful, wouldn’t it? Yeah, Disney can really make things syrupy sweet, can’t they?

  17. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    mmmhhh hmmm yep they can! my fav Disney movie is the one about Beauty and the Beast cuz the heroine Belle was actually a way smart chick in this movie, and it had those magical servants as “teapots” :)

  18. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Joyce, Plucky, Mystic, Chicky LE, CAS – thank you all so much for making my mom feel welcome and part of the nest earlier today – she had a stressful day – and I know your kind words helped her to relax – and even to smile! Thank you soooo much! Friday is a different tx to her eye and frankly, one I don’t even want to discuss – too squeemish – but I may have her stop in and visit again…
    Again – thank you all, so very much! :)

  19. Karen H aka Fancy Chick
    Karen H aka Fancy Chick says:

    Hi Smoky Rose! I’m thinking of you!
    And beautiful pick, Smart Chick!!!

  20. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Hi Karen! How are you? How is your friend feeling?
    My mom had surgery on her eye today and on friday starts a series of rough treatments…. we went out for a bite this afternoon – with her vision so poor, she hasn’t been out much lately – brought my laptop with and introduced her to the girls! She couldn’t make out any details, but could see all the colors on the picks and thought it was really great the way we all chat and support one another – she was very impressed. Well, it’s an impressive group! :)

  21. CAS
    CAS says:

    Mare, did she decide on her “Hen” name?

  22. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Are you Chicking my Mom?! :) She’ll be delighted! Geez – dunno, thoughts?

  23. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    I know, I know – I’ll have to google for spelling…. give me one sec

  24. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Pani Chick? !
    Pani is ‘lady’ in Polish

  25. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    HELLO SMOKY ROSE!!!! How’s everything going? MOM?

  26. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    good, good, thanks Anita – she’s tough! I can’t even stand drops in my eyes. She’s feeling fine tonight, thank you – and lets all hope that I can report the same to you girls on Friday night. Just a few weeks back, I noticed that she just wasn’t herself – after pulling it out of her, she told me that her vision was getting distorted. Rapid Occurring Macular Degeneration w/Hemorag……. bad, fast! – but we’re moving in the right direction – some vision should be restored!!! Tense day. Tense couple of weeks.

  27. CAS
    CAS says:

    Mare, check out Mystic Chick’s “Postcard – Botswanna, Africa”. We were discussing making your Mom an honorary “Hen”, and came up with some names. Check it out and let me know.

  28. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Give her all our love!!!! I’ll be praying!!

    They sure are doing amazing stuff now!!!!

  29. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Well Chicky’s, I’m calling it a night!! Love ya & HUGS!!!! Talk tomorrow after work!!!!

  30. CAS
    CAS says:

    Nighty nite Anita, sweet bead dreams!

  31. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Night, Anita! Thanks!

  32. Classy Chick JbyJill
    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    Good Night Anita!

  33. Karen H aka Fancy Chick
    Karen H aka Fancy Chick says:

    Smoky Rose – I’m so sorry about your Mom’s eye troubles. My mother has the beginning stages of macular degeneration, but it is not that far advanced, so they are trying to halt or slow it with vitamins, etc. Her sister has much more aggressive degeneration. I hope they doctors can really help your Mom. That must be so scary for you and her! You will both be in my prayers. My friend is doing very well recovering from surgery. she sent me flowers today! Very nice surprise.

  34. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    I learned there are two kinds. My uncle has the slow, my mom the rapid. Were they able to bring back any of your aunt’s lost vision? tell the truth – I need to know what I’m in for…. been trying to get her out of that house since we lost my dad and into a rancher…. this may force that – which will be a weird blessing in disguise. She was knocked over two weeks ago with the diagnosis, but is bouncing back emotionally. SO glad that your friend is doing better! Good Job!

  35. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    How’s mommykat? have we heard from her, since yesterday and her daughter’s procedure?

  36. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Once Smoky Hen Leona’s vision is better, I can see her asking me for a laptop – and then hanging all afternoon at Starbucks doing picks!!! ;)

  37. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    maybe one of those cool colored notebooks

  38. Classy Chick JbyJill
    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    HeHe, that’s funny Smoky Rose!! I haven’t seen mommykat on here tonight. I hope everything went ok for her daughter.

  39. Karen H aka Fancy Chick
    Karen H aka Fancy Chick says:

    They were able to help my aunt. She is back to driving again. I’ll see if I can find out exactly what they have done to treat her condition. I don’t know that I want to ride with her!!! haha, but she is driving anyway!

  40. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Awesome! Driving is huge – take it for granted, but it’s huge!
    Ladies – long, tense day, gonna crash. Again – thank you all for your good wishes and being so welcoming to Smoky Hen Leona. I think having part 1 behind her, lunch with her little girl, were very nice – and then meeting Chicked and getting Hen’d, kinda the icing on the cake. Thank you! and Good Night!

  41. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    hey smoky,

    sending your mom Smoky hen Leona best wishes and prayers for her macular degeneration, not easy for her or you to help her thru…

    fancy chick, so sorry to hear your mom and aunt are also experiencing similar eye troubles, sending them and you best wishes and prayers too!!!!

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