Monday, November 22, 2010

Early snow for Thanksgiving week.

It's a little early and though I'm not ready for snow, it is rather pretty. I was just waiting for Mr. Furnace Repairman to show up. Hmmm. What a time for the furnace to be on the fritz... We won't freeze. We're all cozy with a fire in the woodstove. 
Sitting here thinking about the holidays ahead. Thanksgiving in just a couple days. My son and daughter-in-law are hosting this years feast. I miss having everyone at my house but I don't miss all the work of preparing a huge meal and the cleanup after.
I've started working on Christmas decorations and I'm thinking of some holiday themed beads and jewelry maybe. Busy times ahead. Norm is very busy with the bar and I don't see him much during the week. I expect a rush at Norm's Place with it being a short work week and all. Especially Black Friday.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank you Veterans!

Thank you to all the men and women that have served in the past and are now serving our country! I pray for you, I cry for you and I raise my glass to you and your families!
It's been a productive week for me. I made several new pieces that I will be adding to my Etsy store as soon as possible. Hope you like them....
I'm off to Norm's Place to meet some friends for dinner. Did I tell you we are having Karaoke this Saturday and Sunday, (Nov. 13 & 14)? We're gonna have a blast!

Monday, November 8, 2010


I spent the whole day at the torch making beads today. I hope to get some new things made for the old Etsy shop this week. It's nice being home again every day and having the time to devote to my business and no longer feeling obligated to spend every waking hour at NORM'S PLACE. We now have an entire staff working to help Norm with the bar so my time is pretty much my own again.

I've also been working on a new type of jewelry, (new for me anyway). Very delicate strands of braided cord with gemstones or pearls. I then add small sterling charms, gemstone drops, and other interesting things. The necklace above was woven with tiny turquoise gemstone seed beads and roundells. I used some Hilltribe silver charms, a faceted oval aquamarine and one of my lampwork beads.