Friday, August 31, 2012

Day 242

Great day with great friends!

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Great day with great friends!!! Soooo you think Towanda would like a sister???

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


On the coast with 20 other women at a retreat! Saw this on the drive out.... near Astoria, OR

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012


Peek a boo.....

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012


We had a wonderful dinner tonight with Dad and Sally... Lamb, my favorite!

My studio is all ready for my wave bangle bracelet class I am teaching tomorrow and Saturday! I am so excited to be teaching this new workshop. Stay tuned for more dates that I will be offering this class. 

Will post photos of the students work!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Getting the studio all ready for my wave bangle bracelet classes this weekend! It's going to be a lot of fun.... really looking forward to teaching this!!!

Also loving this new lens for my iPhone!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012


Oops..... I totally messed up on my count of days!!! 

Beautiful artichoke!

same photo using instagram...

Not sure what day!!!

Got crab???

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Worked in my studio today filling orders and making this bracelet for a friend's birthday present...

It seems like this would have been a really simple bracelet to make but for some reason it wasn't!
The rivets are 24kt gold... there are 9 of them.

Looking forward to another creative day tomorrow!!!!!!

Friday, August 17, 2012


Today was the last day of my welding class.... I so enjoy learning new things! 

This piece I made today by using the plasma cutter and the mig welder. It is about 18" tall and probably around 15" wide. It is all welded together and will be hung by chain in my studio.

I'm so thankful that I have a good friend with all of this equipment in his studio and I have access to it anytime I want. Already I am planning on going over there this Sunday to play around some more..... so many ideas brewing!

After class we went out and pulled our crab pots.... We all got our limit, which is 5 crab per license! Needless to say we had friends over and had a crab feast tonight! Nothing better than fresh crab!!!!

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!! I am looking forward to a very creative one myself!

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Wow!!! What an awesome day!!! Blackberry cobbler time!!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Had some time to kill in my welding class so I quickly made this for my sweetie!!!

So many ideas swirling around in my head... I love this stuff!

I have to say that I am also loving this weather! Makes for great vespa rides and beautiful evenings in the hammock WITHOUT BLANKETS!!!! I'm in no hurry for the sun to go away!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


These guys were in the tree when I came home from my class today! Had another fun day welding! It could become addictive I think.... I'm looking forward to playing with the plasma cutter some more!

Monday, August 13, 2012


Today was my first day of a welding class! My friend and I decided to take a week long class and will probably sign up for more! It is so much fun. Today we played with a plasma cutter. I'm lucky enough to have access to one of these anytime I want to play. Who knows what I may do next.....

This was my first thing to cut out of 1/4" steel....

Here you can see all of the shapes we were playing with....

I'm looking forward to whatever tomorrow brings!

More fun things coming up very soon. I am more than likely doing The Whole Bead Show in Amherst, MA in September!!! And it looks like I will be heading back to Europe in October.... Italy to be exact! More on that later!

Sunday, August 12, 2012


Post is late because we are watching the meteor showers!!! They are beautiful!!!

Friday, August 10, 2012


One of those special days when we saw some orca whales swim by our house!

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

day 201

Getting some cuddle time with our Carly...... We are going to miss her so much!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Saturday, August 4, 2012


Enjoying the shade on our deck as it reached 80 today! I don't know how you in the rest of the country deal with those high temps! Don't get me wrong, I love these days! I just wouldn't want months of them! And our heat is nothing!!!

Had a great day on the water with good friends! Got plenty of crabs!!!

The Port Townsend paper mill....

Heading back to the marina

And tonight, as I type this from our wonderful deck, my sweetie and I are enjoying life and the sunset together.

Life is Good!!!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Day 216

Can't say no when a friend calls you up on a beautiful day and invites you out on their boat to go crabbing!!! Life is Good!

Enjoy your weekend!


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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Day 214

Great day with friends and family. Fresh crab, studio time.... Life is good!

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Day 213

Creative night with the girls! We were all given a box with the same items, then had 45 minutes to create... I love this group!