Saturday, January 21, 2012

I am in a rut, and I need to make some changes, except I don’t know what to do. There are lots of things I’d like to do, get back into drawing/painting, genealogy, needlework, sewing, quilting, jewelry, maybe even pottery, but there’s this inertia built up like a brick wall.

Maybe I’ll go wash some dishes instead...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

BRRRRRR! We’ve got the January temps, -15° with -25° wind chill. Still no snow to speak of, we just got a light dusting last night. This is not good for the plants.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

It’s really sad to see how an American business like Sears go downhill. I usually buy my large appliances there, and have tried using their website. Their website must have been designed by a community college drop-out, it is just so bad. A couple of months ago, I wanted to buy a couple of things that were on sale. It wouldn’t give me the sale price in the cart, so I called their customer service to find out how to do it, only to be told that I could order it over the phone. So after reading the part numbers to her, and giving her my Sears card number, then she needed me to spell out my name and address. At that point, I told her ‘that’s why I order online, so I don’t need to do all of this!’ and hung up.

So yesterday I got an email about the Sears Craftsman Club sale. I want a router, and they had one on sale. Went to their website and open the flyer and spent 10 minutes trying to put it into the cart to order it. Seems the only way to do that is to click on the little words ‘Member Price,’ not the photo or name of the item, which would be the logical way to have it set up. So I get to the item, and instead of being $99.99 like in the flyer, the member price is $107.99. No wonder they’re not doing well.

That was my peeve of the day.

I’ve been getting bored with making beads, so have been playing with making murrini again. Murrini is laying down layers of colors on a rod of glass, then pulling it out into a thinner rod, then nipping it into slices, which then gets melted onto a bead. Here are some of the better ones,
This is a bead with one of my favorite Double Helix’s murrini,
and I really wish I knew what glass they used in this murrini!

ETA: This is one TALENTED lady! Her name is Cynthia, and She makes such a variety of beads, and they’re always just gorgeous!