Friday, November 30, 2012

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday everyone! I am very happy indeed because I got my piece for the provincial Arts and Letters Awards finished and delivered as of this morning. I listened to Christmas carols while driving through the snow to get my work in on time. :)

This weekend I will be working on a painted, wooden advent calender for my niece, Sarah. I made one for my children years ago and my other nieces and nephews. I have to draw the pattern onto a piece of pine and cut it out with my scroll saw. Then I begin the fun part of painting and varnishing the calender. I will post a photo when I am done.

My daughter will be home in two weeks and I'm so excited! Christmas will begin for me when she returns.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

I Love Red!

We had our first big snowfall of the season last night! It makes everything so Christmassy when there is snow on the ground. I do love it! Although I had to snow blow the driveway this morning, the fresh air and exercise were welcome.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Steel Wire!

I love working with heavy gauge steel wire! I actually forgot how much until yesterday. Hammering the wire is a good way to get your frustrations out, if you have any, which I don't. I love the earthiness of the hammered wire and am going to make more jewelry using it.

Monday, November 26, 2012

New Earrings!

Doing renovations on the house always keeps me away from my studio and my blog. I can't seem to focus on doing both at the same time. When I am in renovation mode I can't be in creating mode. This week I'm back in the studio and very happy about it. I have deadlines to meet, orders to make and Christmas presents to create.

Eggnog is back on the shelves again for another holiday season and I've been drinking lots of coffee with the creamy, yummy goodness added to it. If you haven't tried it, you really should. :)

Monday, November 05, 2012


 Here are the pretty fabric flags I made for the windows in my studio to brighten it up during the darker days of winter. The white mini lights make it inviting and cozy and their warmth welcome me in every day.
 My sweet daughter, Rebecca, and my niece, Sarah. Rebecca is leaving for Istanbul on Wednesday for five weeks. I'm going to miss her so much. She has a quirky sense of humour and she makes me laugh often.
 Gennie and Ricki keep me company while I work on my rug which I finished shortly after I took this photo. I will post a picture of it tomorrow. Next knitting group I will be learning how to crochet a rug using flannel fabric strips. Looking forward to Wednesday night.
I saw this beauty today, and many others like it, as I left the bank. I had to stop for a photo. The colors are brilliant and were stunning to see on a foggy, rainy morning. Nature is the most amazing artist!

I had a very busy and excellent weekend. Renovations on the inside of the house and yard work on the outside filled my days. I look forward to having everything done so I can concentrate on my painting. I started a drawing for a painting last week and I haven't had a chance to work on it yet. Jewelry orders keep me busy in the studio and I'm putting the finishing touches on a doll I plan on submitting to a magazine. 

Exciting news! Starbucks has their Christmas beverages on the menu again. I happily discovered this while at Chapters the other night. I've had two eggnog lattes already. Drinking a yummy holiday drink while browsing the books and magazines is one of my favorite things to do.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

I hope everyone enjoyed their evening last night! We had three groups of trick or treaters knock on our door last night. That means that the left over treats will have to be eaten by me and my family, which happens every year. I always buy too much thinking that the year I don't buy much will be the year that I get a lot of knocks on the door. Never happens. :)

The above images are of copper wrapped 8mm bronze colored pearls. I will be listing these sweet little earrings in my Etsy store shortly.