Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bead and Gem Faire in Hillsboro Oregon!!!!

Bottles of size 15 seed beads and lots of cabochons for me to play with! I had such a good time with Shawn last Saturday at the Bead and Gem Faire! The little triangular shaped cabochon is just for me! I forget what it is, other than pretty and sparkly! We walked a lot on the hard cement floor and had a fun visiting with other bead people. Shawn looked at some crystals but he didn't buy any. He should have and then put them on the lighted bases....so pretty!

Well, that's it for now. Off to play with my new pretty beads and cabochons!

Big Squishy Hugs!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sarah Jumping.....

I drew this a very long time ago. My daughter, Sarah, was in high school and a friend took a photo of her jumping. This is my adaption of that photo. I think Sarah my have stolen that drawing. The poop!

I'm thinking I may use this as my postcard for this month in the postcard_xchange group on yahoo. My brain really doesn't want to think up anything and I've been working on more beaded bracelets/necklaces/pins. OH! Shawn took me to the bead fair in Hillsboro last Saturday!!! I got lots of new seed beads - size 15's! Yippie! And, some other great sparkly beads. AND, some beautiful paua shell cabochons and some imitation turquoise cabochons. We had lunch at Panera Bakery which was really YUMMY! It was a great day and I had a lot of fun. Not so sure Shawn did...he got to pay for everything! HA!

Have a great week!
Big Squishy Hugs!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Another day....

and I finished up another beaded bracelet and necklace set. Started a new set on March 16th.

Not much else going on here. Carston has a flu bug. I'm trying to stay as far away from him as possible. Shawn had a crapadiddly day at work. So, I'll stay away from him. And, I'm just in a crappy mood. So, I'll try to stay away from myself while I'm avoiding everyone else. I think I should have stayed in bed with the covers pulled over my head.

Mom's 80th Birthday is coming up the end of this month. I have NO IDEA what to give her. I think my sister, Cathie, has some ideas and we will go in on a gift together. That works for me!

Well, that's it for now. It's been a long, tiring week so far and it's just the wee hours of Thursday morning. I think I'll go to bed, pull the covers over my head and wait for Friday morning to arrive.

Big Squishy Hugs!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

More bead work

Busy making more necklaces and bracelets. This time sets! Whoopie! Daughter, Sarah, and I are hoping to get busy creating stuff so we can sign up next summer for the Crafty Wonderland Bazaar Sale. This year we plan on attending it and seeing for ourselves just exactly what it's all about. If we like it, then we're going to work our fingers to the bones to get a large inventory of creative goodies stocked up and ready to sale.

Other than that...I'm working on a journal round robin with my bestest friend, Shelley. I finally have mine finished and just need to get it in the mail. Hopefully, I get that done on Monday, Tuesday at the latest!

So, that's about it from Stinky St. Helens, Oregon. A town run by idiots who think that putting some stupid sculptures on the highway will bring tourists into the town to spend money. Yeah....$100,000.00 for sculptures instead of cleaning up this pathetic excuse for a town! How about the city father's get on the landlords and the store owners to clean up their shops, paint the buildings, and get rid of the garbage. The city could add some nice park benches every few blocks with some flower baskets and, oh, yeah, public restrooms would be a bonus! New sidewalks so you don't trip over the cracks and break some body parts would be nice for shoppers. Right now the majority of shops we have are "resale". If that's our biggest tourist attraction then change the name of the town to "ReSale Alley". UGH! Well, enough of my complaining. Doesn't make much difference because it falls on deaf ears around this town. Sadness. This use to be such a darling little town, with lots of unique shops. Now, a town full of resale, bars, and churches. Not much of anything for anyone here anymore.

Big Squishy Hugs from a boring town

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My nephew, Michael Scott, his wife, Jenny, and their darling daughters, Paige and Izzy came for a visit one day last week. They will be leaving for Okinawa in a few months and are staying at Scott's Mom's house for a visit with everyone here in the NW before they fly out. I think they will be there for 3 years. Scott is a Captain in the Marines. We are so proud of him and his family!

Now, you can tell by this photo who the goof balls of the family are and who the more serious one's are. HA! I love this photo! We had such a great visit with them! The girls are so sweet! I do have a goofy photo of Paige but I promised her I would not post it on Facebook or anywhere else. I will keep it for myself because it's just a lot of fun! The girls are so full of energy and life that it was just a joy to spend the afternoon with them. We had a wonderful visit with Scott and Jenny and I know that Mom and Dad were so thrilled with the visit and can't wait to see them all again. They love and miss their Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren. It means a great deal to them when they come for a visit, especially when they have such a limited time here in the area and they make a special trip to visit Mom and Dad.

Well, enough of my babbling. I need to get busy on a Journal RR with my Bestest Friend Shelley! Mailing date is this coming Monday!!!!! Uhm...I got an antique photo put on the front cover and that's it! Not, quite ready to go out in the mail yet. Hee hee hee! So, I'm off to work on a fun project!

Have a great rest of the week everyone!
Big Squishy Hugs!