Friday, February 4, 2011

Opps! I wasn't finished...

Sorry, I wasn't finished with the last post - I just don't get along with my computer and guess who wins most of the time.  Anyway, Ice and Snow have me house bound.  I am not complaining as long as I can work in my studio and the food holds out. 
                                            pictures of what I have made the last couple of days.

I found a Bead Store

I found a Bead Store- Silver Lining- while in Steamboat Springs, CO.   I always look for bead stores when I travel - I don't always find one.  This is a beautiful store and was worth the time to find it mingled with all the other ski type stores.  I bought some beautiful pieces of Red Creek Jasper, Ocean Jasper and other assorted stones.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Got Snow?

We just returned from a week in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  Beautiful!  I love ski towns -They have changed over the last 15 years but Steamboat still has a hint of the old west.
I was fascinated at the view from our condo deck - a snow removal crew shoveling the roofs!
Glad I don't have to deal with that!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Zero Calories

Last night I told Micheal," If it starts snowing by 7:00 p.m. I will make Brownies!"  Well, it started snowing at exactly 6:55 p.m.  So, I made Brownies.  He asked why it mattered if it was snowing .
I explained to him that my theory (right 0r wrong) is that if you eat brownies while it is snowing there are no calories consumed.   OK, OK, it is just a theory.  I made brownies and we ate brownies.
It is now 11:45 a.m. and the snow is supposed to stop about 1:00 p.m.  I need to get busy and finish those brownies before 1:00 p.m.
WOW - Brownies for Lunch!
And just in case you are wondering if this post fits with my blog - I did make them!

Monday, January 17, 2011

I made this and this

I haven't made a lot of jewelry lately but I did make these two pieces.  Colorful beads are Beads for Life beads.  They are made of paper by African women.  The other picture is a little dark but at the moment it is my favorite necklace.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Oh My - I have been gone awhile......

I have a ton of excuses for not blogging but I won't bore you with all of them. I'll just hit the main one. If you remember my post from April 2009, I told you of my neighbor's passing. I helped the family clean out the house and then kept a watch on things as they went back to their homes in other states. In September my husband had a brilliant idea to buy the house and move my Mother. Okay! So, my first call was to my mother - asked her if she would like to leave her home of 56 years and be our neighbor? She didn't even hesitate - Yes!

So, we bought the house and I went to work. 3 layers of wallpaper in the kitchen and 4 other rooms. paint, carpet, tile in the bathrooms and entry way, etc. We did as much of the work as we could ourselves. Momma moved in Dec 7, 2009. She was moved in but not moved out. That took a bit longer. She is settled and happy and we are hoping her house will sell this year.

We also now have all of our children within 5 miles of us. Megan and Scott ( children Scottie and Addie) moved from Roscoe IL to Crystal City MO this past summer. It is good to have all the grandchildren close!

This past July I traveled to Cleveland to take a class with Tracy Moore - the pictures above are the book I made in class and the necklace I made after returning home.

I hope I can stay with this - time will tell - it is good to be back.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

something different

It is a mosaic bowling ball.
This my first attempt at mosaic - I learned a lot!
One thing I learned is that you will need twice the amount of stone/tiles than you have.
I ran out of the black stones and of course the store was out of them when I went to buy more.
So, my pattern became a bit more random than I wanted.
I used grey grout because I wanted it to look like cement but the white and mirrored pieces don't show like I thought they would.
I have had this bowling ball in my garage for a year
I looked at it everyday and thought -oh yeah -I was going to......
Now I can look outside and say - oh yeah- I did that!
I did mosaic a 9 in the design so I would remember the year it was done.
Andrew and Reagan made stepping stones

This one is Andrew's He is going to put it in the flower bed at his new house. We have been busy moving them the last two days.
This one is Reagan's. She is going to put hers next to the one she made in Girl Scouts.
I found it interesting that one is very random and the other is very symmetrical -is that a boy/girl thing, an age thing, or
nothing at all?