Saturday, September 25, 2010

Getting Balanced

Just finished the second full week of the new school year! Time really does go by fast. I have a new schedule to my classes this year and I haven't quite adjusted to the new rhythm. The day goes by so quick but there is little to no time to do the necesssary art room up keep.........materials, products, etc....I know I'll find my way thru it all but adjusting takes a bit of time.

With this new school schedule I admittedly have had a difficult time fitting my beadie life into my routines. In part because I'm tire! This weekend I will again be at the torch preparing and making what I hope to be some awesome items! Sadly, I have nothing to show you as of yet, but please stay tuned.

Along with bead making, I also have Book Club! I love our book club......we have been together for so many years and its just nice to know you have friends that are truely FRIENDS. We have been there for each other thru some tough times and good times.......we are all different but we all love each others differences. Pictured above is just 3 members. Our dear 4th couldn't make it to our last meeting. We are not a hugh group but actually thats what makes it great.....Tomorrow we meet at Sue's house! Can't wait. Wanted to show them my Nook I bought but I was so excited about it after I showed our librarian, Karen, I left it out on my desk and forgot to bring it home!

Today Pete and I are going on a tour of Downtown Lofts and other buildings called Inside Downtown, presented by the Landmark society. We've done similar tours in the past years and everytime, we are so amazed and impressed with what we see. The renovation of historical buildings into living spaces, the achitechure, and of course, the decorating. You think you know the city you live in but after taking a tour of this type, you realize how much more there is to learn. I am interested in local history and just love to learn more.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Caught in a Whirlwind

Hi everyone! No, I didn't fall off the face of the earth...........its just been a whirlwind of a start to the school year. Really, that is nothing new. The start of a new year is typically like this. I not only have to get back in the groove of a scheduled life by getting back to work but it is also the time of the Clothesline Arts Festival. Busy, busy, busy.

Clothesline was great! There was a new layout to the show which had mixed reviews but my sales were strong. Sunday was a quieter day however since the weather was a bit gloomy. My sister and niece stopped by to give me a well needed break and we all got a bit silly with some beads........I love this picture! I was told I could not put this on my facebook page but if I did I had to promise not to tag her in this photo!

Okay. Next week I am going to try and ease back into a "normal" pattern here and get cracking at the torch too. I have a trunk show coming up and there is lots to prepare!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

A Bit of Nostalgia

Donuts Delight opened up in 1957 and has always been THE place for donuts in Rochester! Krispy Kreme is just a cheap imitation of a donut compared to Donuts Delight. So, we went down memory lane and went to Donuts Delight which happens to now be Salvatores Pizza AND Donuts Delight......a very unlikely have ourselves a donut.

Pete had the Banana Creme. Fantastic!

I had the Black Raspberry Apple. Amazing!!
Sooooooo good. But, you can only have one......they are larger than most donuts.

Just a few of my round beads to show ya............I am working on putting some new Pandora Style Beads in my Etsy Shop....check them out later. I LOVE them!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Missels, Bombs or Bee Butts?

What to call these beads? They also look a bit like water bouys. Not sure bee butts would be an interesting draw to this bracelet but the shape is similar. Anyone have a great name for this?