Friday, August 26, 2011

Heavy heart

"Dandy" 1998-2011

RIP my precious girl.You will be sadly missed.

Birthday Weekend

New in my Etsy shop!

 I can't believe summer is almost over. Just when the weather finally starts to improve. We've had some beautiful afternoons though mornings are always overcast and cool.

The Hubs birthday is Sunday so I think I'll start thinking about a nice day for him. Wish he would take the day off but I don't think that is going to happen. Meanwhile I need to wash vehicles and the old RV today. I plan on enjoying the sun while it's here. What exciting things do you have planned for this late summer weekend?

Sunday, August 21, 2011

25 years ago today....

......I got married to a very special man. He is still my best friend and I love him very much. He works hard and he takes excellent care of us but most of all....he makes me smile...every day, and I know I am loved...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mailing list

"Happy Hour" Bracelet

Recreating lost mailing list from broken computer. Click here and let me know if you would like to be added.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


What a great pendant these would make! Find them here.

It would be so nice to wake up to sunshine just once this summer....:-(

Monday, August 8, 2011

Saturday Golf Tournement

"In Loving Color" necklace

Still busy making beads and jewelry for Schack Art Center. My newest piece "In Loving Color" was time consuming but fun to make. The colorful pendent hangs from a hand wire wrapped and beaded chain of black and red Czech glass beads. I love it!

What a great Saturday we had! Norm's Place first Annual Golf Tournement was held at Camaloch Golf Course here on Camano Island with close to 50 of our friends and customers and what a smashing success it was! Everyone had a great time and our 4 person best ball round was played in a near record breaking 4 hours! The highlight of the day was on hole number one when a young eagle with a wingspan of several feet swooped down, landed next to a lady standing on the fairway and stole her partners golf ball! Yep, true story! After golf we headed back to Norm's for awards and a prime rib feast. I already can't wait till next year!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Just coming up for air.....

Schack Art Center, home of the Snohomish County Arts Council, is a beautiful art facility in Everett, Washington,  housed in a brand spanking new building that includes not only an art gallery but a store called the Schack Shop, art production facilities for kiln forming and glass blowing, and classrooms to accomodate a large variety of art media and events. I toured this building a few weeks ago and was big time impressed! I immediately decided I would love to be part of what goes on there so I submitted some photos of my work and sat back, not-so-patiently waiting. Two weeks went by and being busy with other projects I sort of forgot about it. Well, a few days ago I got an email from the director of Schack, Carie Collver, who told me she would love to have some of my pieces to add to their Schack shop.
Whooo hoooo!!!!!!!! One tiny problem though..... I just finished a show not too long ago and I don't really have an inventory. I had exactly six days to come up with enough pieces for a tiny body of work to present to the director of Schack. That was yesterday. I had been working pretty much non stop for the last six days but I made enough for a start. After checking in my few pieces with Carie she said with a smile, "Now go home and get busy!"