Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012


Galaxy on Towanda's belt!


Oops, another late night! Late posting!

New boots for Tucson!!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012


This beautiful rainbow appeared just as Nicole arrived! We are so looking forward to our Tucson adventure!!! To make things even sweeter we just scored on a rental car for 2 weeks!!!!! Check out price line and make a bid for your car if you don't already have one!

Life is Good!

Saturday, January 21, 2012


So technically I was late in my posting yesterday.... but really I don't post till I go to bed and last night was girls night out and we didn't get home till past midnight! Had a wonderful time though!

So todays post is from my soldering station.... Made lots of bangle with set stones in them. I had great company in the studio most of the day, Whit helped me gold plate some of my silver cups with 24 ct.

Really looking forward to tomorrow, Nicole will be here early helping me to get ready for our upcoming trip to Tucson!

Off to watch a movie with my sweetie!

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!!!


Thursday, January 19, 2012


Snow capped hornets nest out on Chevy Chase golf course.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Snow Day!!!!
Whit and I love the snow days! We went driving all around the area taking photos and playing in the snow.

This is what we woke up too.... this photo was taken from our bedroom window, a lot of the snow had been blown from our yard on this side of the house. We had very high winds last night with gusts up to 50mph! The other side of the house had much more snow....

Downtown PT looking up Taylor at the Rose Theatre..

Salmon sculpture out in Port Hadlock...

Tree out near Discovery Bay...

One of the roads near our home...

Can't wait to go sledding tomorrow!!! Hoping for more snow and cold temperatures for tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


As I sit here in front of our nice warm fireplace I hear the winds howling outside. Seattle is expecting record snow fall tomorrow. I am hoping that we get it as well. The forecast looks like we may be a bit too far north to get as much. I am hoping that it dumps on us and I can use my flexible flyer sled that Whit got me tomorrow on our favorite sledding run!!!!!

I will fill you in tomorrow on what happens.

Got a lot accomplished in the studio today!!!!
Life is Good!

Monday, January 16, 2012



The raccoon on the right is the one that lost her baby in a car accident... almost every day since then she has shown up with her friend...

What would we do without good friends and love in our lives?

Sunday, January 15, 2012


My photo for today..... bracelets before patina and buffing...

Today I had a great day in the studio.... very productive. The snow was gently falling most of the day, making it so very peaceful to look outside. None of it stuck.. I made a promise not to do my usual snow dance. Tomorrow is Gloria's funeral and there will be a lot of people trying to get here for the service. Now after wednesday I guess I can dance all I want.

Towanda, my ever so faithful studio partner keeping me busy in the studio tonight while I am working away. Have a wonderful evening my friends...


Saturday, January 14, 2012


Helping a friend with her new iPhone!!!

Great day in the studio, lots of visitors and a chance for snow! Life is Good!!!

Friday, January 13, 2012



It has been a sad and strange week... 2 dear friends passed away this week. Fortunately they both lived long happy lives and shared many stories with all of us. They will sorely missed by many .... but I feel we have 2 more wonderful angels watching over us now......

Today I spent most of the day in the studio aside from a wonderful, much needed massage! Today was all about texture.... I am gearing up for Tucson and for once I don't feel any show stress... well not yet anyways! I am making things that I enjoy making and not worrying about what I think people will want... so no production beads this year..... only silver work and beads that I truly enjoy making. I am looking forward to a very creative weekend in the studio. Have a great weekend and be sure and tell those you love "i love you" often!!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Day 12

Usually I post photo's which I have taken from my iPhone.... but today this is a photo of a dear friend of ours that passed away this week. She was one of the kindest souls I have met. She will be missed dearly by her 8 children and many more of us... We have a new angel watching over us now... rest in peace Gloria

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Day 11

Sunset over Mt. Ranier

Lots to tell you but just too tired tonight......

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Day 9

Star fruit tree!!!! And a wonderful breakfast!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Day 7

So my friend Rocio has had this tortoise since it was the size of a golf ball...... that was three years ago! His name is Rainbow... he will actually come right up to you and eat from your hands!!!

I finished up the first class today and am looking forward to the next. The weather here has been amazing! Feels so nice to sit on the patio and eat lunch in the sun!!!! Tomorrow I will post some photos of the studio and students.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Day 6

Enjoying the Florida sun!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Day 5

A beautiful day in Cocoa Beach!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Day 4

Beautiful sunrise over Puget Sound. On my way to Orlando to teach 2 classes! Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Day 3

Brussel sprouts... you either love them or you hate them! I happen to love them!

Had a great day in the studio, packing things up now and getting ready to fly to sunny Florida tomorrow! Looking forward to sharing the knowledge ..... I have 2 2-day classes at Rocio's studio.

Life is Good

Monday, January 2, 2012

Day 2

Day 2 - Buttercups

Made a bunch of buttercups for my bracelets today! Almost finished 5 bracelets.... should be done with them by tonight. Maybe they will be Day 3 ..... or not......

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year! Day 1

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