Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ooh La La

"Ooh La La"
I just added this fun necklace to my etsy shelf.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Lofty Goals

 I have a very loft goal of putting 20 items on my etsy "shelves" this week. I've been neglecting that little shop, and now that my studio/shop has been temporarily dismantled, I'm going to try and list some things. I really can't etch or light my torches or use the kiln (where is my kiln?) until the work in the studio is complete, so here's a snippet of what I'll be listing. Wish me lots of patience because the wind is blowing and that slows down the internet out here in the country. Ridiculous, right?!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Crowned Royalty

This picture is from my dear mother's 90th birthday in 2008. (She's the tiny one in the middle) My sisters and brother came out to celebrate her. I made those crown for all of us to wear - except my brother - he is already the crowned prince of our family (just kidding)... I'm posting this because Bonnie sent it to me yesterday and then called and we were talking about what a fun time that day was and how hard it is to watch mom going downhill so fast. She's still a lovely person and we all love her dearly, but at 94 nothing is easy for her. She and my father raised seven children - lost two of them in 1994. We're all quite different, but held together by a fierce love and protective feeling of each other.  My older sisters (I had to throw that in) played a HUGE part in raising me. Thank you sisters. I love you guys.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Three Wishes

Three Wishes. It's all you need. Go here.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Living Off The Land One Meal At A Time

 Fresh Fish from the pond.
 Asparagus just picked from the garden (sauteed in olive oil with garlic)
 Pickles I made last summer from the garden cukes.
Fresh eggs from our happy hens.
Thank you, God of the Gardens and Land, for your Abundance.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


 There's nothing left in my shop...
 ...the nap nook...
or my studio except my giant desk and a treadmill. Let the fun begin.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

"Well, No One Drowned..."

Lovely beads from the R&T Bead Show

When we were growing up, if anything happened that my mom didn't really want my dad to get upset about, she would preface her story with " Well, no one drowned..." which puts a lovely perspective on the situation. It's not that big of a deal if no one drowns.
There's Wild Turkeys in the Two Dog Pond Vineyard

 So, yesterday when I went down to my studio, I was met with water on the floor... everywhere. Of course my husband was out of town at a conference...  

I sent my sister a picture and she said, well, You know what mom would say...

"No one drowned...."
Unfortunately, I am a bit of a slob hoarder packrat lets just say I have a lot of stuff... I'll be packing it up and moving just the basics upstairs and setting up a studio there.
The three young men from Service Master that came to rip out the carpet and cut out the drywall were very professional and nice about it. A bit overwhelmed perhaps...

More Goodies I Purchased at the Show - wish I k new where they were now...
So... here we go. I'll be remodeling the entire basement....
But, No One Drowned. It's all good.
Honestly, I can't imagine how traumatic a real flood would be - this is nothing...