Friday, May 09, 2008


Made a really neat bead yesterday. I love working with the silver glasses!

I got to work outside for a bit yesterday. I decided to plant my bulbs, glads and cannas, in pots to make it easier in the fall, so I was mixing dirt and manure and filling up pots and getting them put around the deck. Even got some quack grass pulled! It is so nice to be able to be out in the sun. I've finally got some crocuses blooming and some tulips have some blossoms coming. Everything is so late! The trees are just starting to leaf out. But warmer weather is coming...

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


That was just so cool!! Three bald eagles flew right by the house! I am so blessed to be living where I do, 45 acres right next to a wildlife refuge.

I finally broke down and made an appointment to see the doctor today for the pinched nerve in my shoulder. The pain has gotten so bad, and the only time I don't have numbness and tingling in my arm is when I'm laying flat on my back. Kind of hard to make beads in that position...

Tuesday, May 06, 2008


I've been having fun with some of Double Helix glass. It's a glass that's has silver in it, and you can get some pretty cool colors when you play with a reduction flame. It shimmers with opalescent colors, and it's never the same. You can see it in the bubbles on a couple of my latest beads.

Today I'm going to get some shelves put up in my greenhouse and get some trays of seedlings moved into it, then get some more seeds planted. It's going to be a nice warm day, a good day to go out into my flower garden and sit in the dirt and pull quack grass. :)