Thursday, April 30, 2009

The whole family

Daddy - Gizmo

Mama - Cristale (as in the Champagne)

Skipper and Patches

Skipper, Patches, Layla and a bit of Squirt

And of course Brutus

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Skipper, Patches, Layla (the smallest of the bunch), and of course Brutus... I will introduce everyone else when they are properly named. They are just too cute!

Monday, April 27, 2009

World, meet Brutus, Brutus, meet the world.....

I do believe the girls will win some ribbons with him in 4H!Here is his litter mates and we have a runt (the black and white on her side on the right) in the group that is half the size of the others. She is worrying me so I gave her some kitten formula which she readily accepted. Hopefully we can give her a little more umph to keep up with her brothers and sisters.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday Foolery

  • Fed/groomed/turn out horses
  • Started Crimson Glamour Storykeep
  • Finished 25 Covers
  • Proofed 4 charts
  • Prepped for Amazon launch
  • Emails
  • Picked up flowers
  • Chicken salad for lunch
  • Emails
  • Prepped for a sleepover tonight (the girls are having friends over)
  • Finished prep sheets for royalties
  • Emails
  • Picked up U bake pizzas for dinner
  • Emails
  • Finished up 2 contracts
  • Emails
  • Check on bunnies

Life is spectacular!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wednesday Weirdness

  • Cleaned stalls/fed horses/turned out horses
  • Dunny gave me horsey hugs
  • Picked out hooves
  • swept aisle way of barn
  • Emails
  • Cleaned out fish tank
  • emails
  • Bobbinated 30 floss bobbins
  • QA'd 9 charts
  • Emails
  • Finished another 25 finish covers
  • Emails
  • Helped the guys bring in materials for the barn
  • Got 4600 files uploaded for the Amazon launch of HAED
  • Wilted Spinach Salad for dinner
  • Completed 4 charts
  • Emails
  • Spoke to 3 upcoming artists
  • Riding lesson for Michael
  • Emails
  • Picked up girls from school
  • Checked on baby bunnies
Life is miraculous!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tuesday Tidbits

  • Drove the kids to school
  • Fed horses
  • Emails
  • Moved debris into the dumpster
  • Answered 22 phone calls
  • Emails
  • Bobbinated 25 spools
  • Emails
  • Dreamily dreamt of silver
  • Emails
  • Photoshoot
  • Emails
  • Let the dog out
  • Emails
  • 6 chart proofings
  • 12 Finish covers
  • Picked up kids from school
  • Emails
  • Chicken enchiladas for dinner
  • Emails
  • Homework
  • Emails
  • Fed horses/groomed horses/loved horses
  • Checked on baby bunnies
Life is good

Friday, April 17, 2009

More Spring Happiness...

These are for needlethreaders for a custom order and just had to share the happiness....

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

There are days....

Where no matter what I do I feel like I am about to fall off the proverbial tight rope! It seems that this week has been wrought with technology challenges on a huge scale, artist submissions that I can't keep up with and much more.

Someone please tell me "Hang in there Baby"....

Along with the challenges there are always things to learn and people become appreciative of some of the struggles that one might deal with only if we communicate those challenges. I had a long talk with a CEO of a company that we deal with regularly discussing the practices of one of their employees. I got a call from that employee thanking me for bringing this to their attention and how it helped them be a better employee, wow, that was pretty cool!

Anyway, no matter the trials and tribulations, hang in there, something better is always around the corner!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Orphan Anni

I just had to share these - they are so Spring like and happy!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I bought this beautiful cab and it was rather expensive so I wanted to do something stellar with it. The above is a concept drawing and I believe this cab will be born into a pendant.

The cab itself will be laying sideways and then small drops of silver to the right wave and then graduated Pink Tourmaline rounds below that. There will be 3 strands of textured chain and then the right side will be rounds of Pink Tourmaline which will create an asymetric appeal to the piece.

All the metal will be Sterling Silver and I am going to start work on it tomorrow so any feedback you might be compelled to share would be delightfully received.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

A True Escapist....

Being a Cancer I am prone to needing periods of escape and often those periods come when I least expect them but always when I most need them.

It is a chance to recharge the batteries and live in the now and focus on the needed only. It is a chance to tap into the creative and to learn even more about myself.

That time has arrived and I will take my adventure holding the hand of the one I love and sharing special moments with my offspring that squeal with delight when they get a Mom day.

I shall focus on the needed, the redecorating of my soul, the nourishment of a good book, the bounce in my step from beloved music, the rhythm of the universe shall be beneath my feet and I shall listen wholeheartedly and I shall learn wholeheartedly.

I will thoroughly investigate something new, unopened, virgin, mysterious and completely unknown or unseen by my eyes, hands and heart.

I will retreat to a far place of my self that is where I am comfortable, strong and at peace. I shall return stronger, I promise......

Friday, April 3, 2009

For the Love of...

The White Rose, tender, delicate and so very precious. An ode to a time gone by and beautiful in it's simplicity.

A representative of innocence, new beginnings and the counterpart to the red rose of romance. I am intrigued with roses as my Grandmother used to raise them and had several grafts that she named and became entered in the American Rose Society's registry. I wish that I could recall the names (there were 2) and one was a beautiful Apricot and the other a lavender with red tips at the petals. This is a part of my heritage that I need to look into further.

In celebration of the white rose I am going to be working on some glass ideas and trying a new techniques which will be a glass rose encapsulated in clear glass. We shall see....

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and hug someone you love!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I finally had some time to sit behind the torch yesterday and I kept pulling rods of glass in light hues of pinks and yellows. I mixed several colors to come up with the most beautiful shade of apricot, I was delighted!

I am calling this series "Landscape beads" due to the feel of the beads and this is the first of the series, may I introduce Hope.