Saturday, November 15, 2014

Working on Christmas Ornaments

Every year I make ornaments for my family.  Just finished the prototype for this year's model.  Kinda like a steampunk angel, y'think?  I have to make at least 20 of these...I'd better get moving!

Sunday, August 24, 2014


Earthquake this morning!  A town near us, American Canyon, was hit by a 6.1 quake this morning at 3:20 AM.  
I almost slept through it!  I was deep, super deep asleep and I woke to my husband shaking me awake.  Then I noticed that the bed was shaking wildly.  It went on for a while, and when it was done, the dogs were barking and the kitty wanted me to feed her.  Stress, y'know.

Vallejo was pretty lucky. Windows smashed in businesses, and chimneys falling in the old houses, but no major tragedies.  
I fell back asleep after an hour.  Just an earthquake.  No big.  :-)

On a happier note: here's a pic of the finished cross earrings: 

Spoken for and on their way to a good home this week. 
Hoping for a bit less excitement this week.
Hope for the same for you~

Sunday, August 17, 2014

WIP Cross earrings

I kept busy this weekend.  Bit by bit at the bench.  Measure, cut, smooth, hole punch, stamp, rivet, make earwires.  I will still add dangles and play a bit more.  It does feel satisfying to create!

August 17th!!! What!!!  This summer is flying past.  Kids are starting school.  The Pleasanton, CA Scottish Games are ramping up.  My DH volunteers a whole week to set up and take down.  A big family deal every year.  In 1996, when we were dating, he took me to my first one.  The kilts, clothes, music, vendor booths are a fun tradition.  Labor Day weekend.  Come by, OK?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

I am still alive!
Just inundated with grands~~What a blessing to enjoy our little ones.  Here we are at a wedding for one of the girls.  See how dashing my hubby looks?  Kilts, gotta love 'em.

We are so busy with family, work and life....I must try to stop by here and post more often.  Where can I purchase more energy?  lol~

Bless you all, my friends.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Charm Cross Earrings

New listing in my Etsy shop!

Spent a couple of my hours at my bench~~so lovely to get lost in creating!  
Bless you all.  I've got to get to cleaning and bed. :-)

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Playdate with Catherine!

Last Wednesday, I had the funnest best day!  I got to spend the day with Catherine Witherell at her beeeeaaaautiful studio.  I forgot to take any pictures because I was having too much fun looking at all of her treasures, her projects, books, tools, amazingly organized areas, her dogs AND her "rock and roll bathroom"!  ( very cool)

It was kinda like soul vitamins for the artist in me....SO FUN!  

Catherine is kind, smart and generous.  She made an amazing lunch of yummy lentil stew, some deelish carrots basted with honey & herbs & balsamic vinegar and blueberries and raspberries.  Sooooo good!

Her dogs are sweet.  I think that Cookie and I are pretty good friends now.  

I made her a present, and she said she'd treasure them always.  I told you she's kind!

Thank you, Catherine.  It was the best day.