Sunday, October 25, 2009


Last year I made a couple rosaries for a friend of my father, and have started making them again. I think they are turning out very nicely if I do say so myself.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Season End

Today was my son's last soccer game of the season. It was cold, muddy, windy and gray! Unfortunately we lost, but they played pretty well. We left this morning at 9:30 am and here it is after 4:00pm and we just got back! Those away games really eat up your day! I am spending the rest of the day in my studio creating!!!! I just got a lot of new goodies yesterday and I am excited to get some things made. I also am so excited about my new logo. A friend of mine has a daughter who is an artist and she designed it for me. I am so pleased. Well off I go!

And here's my new logo!!!! Isn't she fabulous.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fall Break

Today is the start of fall break for my kids and it hasn't started off so well. Our seventh grade son did not make the basketball team and he is devastated! He worked so hard and the coach didn't really give him much on why he didn't make the team. He is going through a life lesson stage and it is hard to watch. I just have to make sure that this passes and doesn't linger.

We are going to Bloomington to pick up some glass I ordered and have dinner with our nephew who is attending I.U. Our daughter wants to check out the campus also. It should be a wonderful day. The rain is supposed to hold off until this evening, so we are keeping our fingers crossed!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Christmas is Coming!

I know, I know. I shouldn't be talking about Christmas yet, for heavens sakes, it is not even Halloween yet. But those of you who make things to sell for the holidays know that we have to start months ahead. I am really behind, but will try to catch up. I wanted to share my latest holiday creation that I took to Sanddollar Beads today.
I am also in the process of making little peppermint candies and light bulbs and trying my hand at snowmen. I usually don't do the holiday beads but they are awfully fun to do.

Monday, October 19, 2009

New Online Store and New Lampwork Vessels

I have spent quite abit of time today on the computer. I have a new online store I am hoping that it is successful. Any comments, concerns, suggestion, etc are greatly appreciated.
I am currently in a vessel making mood with my lampwork. These are my latest.

Look like I am in a BLUE mood also. I guess I didn't realize it until I see them all together. Oh well, I still like them.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Starting New Year Early

Everyone has New Year's resolutions or at least they talk about them, most don't do much else with them, present company included. I have decided that I am not waiting until the new year to change the way I do some things. One of the things I am going to do is to post on my blog regularly, not every few months. Also I am going to make a few beads each day I am not at my day job, not doing tons once a week or so. I am going to make some jewelry each day I am not at my day job, instead of marathon creating.

Life gets kind of hairy sometimes and I feel that I am losing myself at times. Too many distractions. Ahhh, something shiny. . . . .Follow through has not been my strong point of my life, but I am going to change that. I see my son struggles with that also. Is it nature or nurture? Who knows, don't care, just need to work to resolve it.

Ok so to start off 3 things -- post every day, lampwork & jewelry each day when I am not working at the office. Sounds simple enough.

So today, blog-check, lampwork-check, jewelry-NEXT ON LIST!!!
Well now that I have kicked myself in the bum, I will share some things that are going on in my life.

We have a new addition to our family. It is yet another dog! Now we are up to 3 and have topped out on the animal limit. Daisy, the princess minature dauschund and Bentley, the proud pomeranian have a new roommate named Ducati (Duke, for short). We live close to the Indianapolis 500 and on the weekend of the Moto GP motorcycle race, my husband and kids found a stray 9 week old boxer puppy running around a busy intersection. They brought him home and we tried to find his owner for the week or so but none was found, so . . . . . needless to say, he is now part of our family. I do have to say he is the best puppy we have had so far. When we first got him at 9 weeks he weighed 16lbs, right now he is around 27 lbs at 15 weeks so he is on track to be a big boy!

These were taken right after he came to us. Sorry about the quality, they are a bit blurry. (my husband, the camera guy, would be appalled if he knew I was posting these!) Anyway, better ones to come when I download them to my computer. But this will give you an idea of our new beasty's precious face!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Long Time Gone

Hello again! Yes, I have been gone a long time but I will be back very soon with a whole new look! I am in the process of making a bunch of changes and posting regularly. I hope to catch up with the bloggers I have lost track of and have ignored all these months. I am so sorry.
Look for me soon!