Thursday, February 24, 2011

Snowing again

And here I thought you'd come early, you fickle Spring....Instead it's supposed to snow several inches and stay cold through the weekend. Good thing I didn't pull the mulch off the cilantro bed.

Working hard on orders, since I lost a week to that tooth right after Tucson. S'ok though, I don't have a great desire to be outside in this....

Just a couple of photos today, I've been slacking on picture taking...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Over the holiday I spent several hours going through my sold items on Etsy, looking for inspiration. Tucson was a little surprising this year in terms of what sold well, so I went looking for a pattern on Etsy. I don't think I found one, but I did find some things that I wanted to redo and update.....

I called this one "Seafleur", a title I must love, because I've used it for a number of years. Maybe not a great idea, because I've done both focals and sets with this title, and I'm sure they don't all match.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

More beads

Friday, February 18, 2011

Beads again

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Yesterday was the first day that I didn't need to take ibuprofen for my tooth, yay!
I hate to take pills for anything, more as I get older, so it was disappointing that I couldn't get by without it.

Connie sang me a little song this morning;
"Dashing through the house,
chasing a barfing cat,
meow-meow, meow-meow,
meow-meow meow-meow, splat!"

One guess what was going on at our house.....
On that edifying thought I will leave you with today's birdies.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The wind

The wind blew all night, it seemed.
Back home, as a child, these warm winds were always southeasters, with the attendant difficulties of being directly in the blast.
When we came home from town, (assuming we went in the first place) we'd pound up the other side of the bay until we reached the cove, then swing around and swoop down with the wind so we wouldn't get quite so soaked.
Getting the skiff out on the running line in that was never fun, and sometimes we'd actually anchor it out on the back side of the spit til the next day.

Last night I lay in bed and dreamed I was young and home again, with the waves shuffle, shuffling on the beach and the spruce trees whipping against the house.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

General ick

Sounds like a cartoon character, actually....has a nice ring to it.

Dentist today, a rebellious tooth needs to be extracted. Not much sleep has been happening with the tooth pain, and the pain pills prescribed for me aren't working very well.

I expect things will be much improved this afternoon, once that tooth is gone.

And update: called my Pastor for prayer and feel very much better already!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Last shipment

Last shipment out the door, yay!

I may not even make beads tonight, gasp... But then again, I might. In revisiting my past work I remembered how much I enjoyed sunflowers. They've been in my garden the last few years, blooming magnificently, but I really had fun making a sunflower vessel yesterday.
So maybe I will work.
Just one vessel.
Or two.

I think I will go turn the kiln on...

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Coming up for air

Time to breathe....
I've been working harder than ever since Chuck left for Tucson, shipping beads to him at the show and trying not to fall behind on orders.

I finally splurged today and bought a new font for the newest Etsy banner. In looking at my fonts list, the last time I bought a new one was in 2008, so I decided to freshen up a bit. I really like this one, it's similar to ones I've used in the past, but the crossbars are more defined.

Trunk shows happening this week in Albuquerque and Colorado Springs, then back to normal, whatever that is.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


As I was removing Mr. Bird from the mandrel, he flew from my hand and landed on the tile, breaking his tail off. He didn't look good as a partridge, so I glued it back on for photos...

Friday, February 4, 2011

The birds