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Well, that might be a record.

It’s been SO BUSY lately! Ack! I’ve decided to take the month of December off. Well, that sounds like a vacation and it’s not. I’ve got to get year-end stuff done and clean out the studio. I’ll still be around, … Continue reading

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Dots!

I’ve been caught in dot land! Hayley Tsang Sather offered up a challenge of sorts on Lampwork Etc. The project was designed by Heather Trimlett. You can find the complete details here. Here are the beads I made Of course, … Continue reading

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Organic beads

This week I made some beads in a style that I love – organic designs with silvered glasses. There’s something quite soothing about making these. The imagery is quite wonderful and everyone seems to see something a little different.

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Genealogy and the Irish Tribe

So, my other hobby is genealogy. I started searching for my paternal Grandfather about 25 years ago – before Ancestry.com. Think old school – pens and papers and microfilm. I thought he’d be easy to find because his name was … Continue reading

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Destashing!

Yes, I am continuing the great destash on Etsy! This time, I have added some of the very cool bellflower headpins/beading components to the mix. Why? Well, some came out not-quite-perfect. They cascade a bit at the top of the … Continue reading

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House hunting

We’ve been wandering through western Oregon looking for a new place to live. It didn’t go very well. The prices have gone up significantly and nothing was speaking to me. Bummer.  Our house is on the market now, so we’ll … Continue reading

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Whew!

So, there’s been a massive creative slump PLUS life upheaval! We’re planning to sell our house this summer and move to Oregon, most likely. I am purging possessions, packing, and on the hunt for our new perch. I did torch … Continue reading

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Happy Spring!

And, dear Spring, where are you? I’m longing for warmth and sun and the amazing electric green from new growth. But no. We have rain. Buckets of rain. Soon….

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and the beat goes on…

March! It’s March! We may be getting Spring here, soon. That would be wonderful! The birds are slowly making an appearance, so we should be fully infested with feathered beauties any time now. I’ve been making new beads and listing … Continue reading

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Whew!

So, January came and went. I’ve been handling some medical issues. so this month was all about doctor visits, referrals, and insurance companies. Bleh. It’s amazing how much time all of this takes. There were longs stretches of no torching. … Continue reading

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