Tuesday, June 28, 2011

We're backkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk................

..................from Chicago. And I am getting things back in order. I have been listing on Etsy all day and of course done a dozen other things, including mowing the lawn again. I swear that's all I have done all spring. Back to making new beads tomorrow but for now a few new flowers in Alpine Twilight so pretty and streaky. You can find these over at Etsy tonight.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Home and gone.................

..................again. We got home from Aberdeen Sunday night so that we could get ready to leave tomorrow for Chicago. Really it is Libertyville Illinois. We are going for the Folk and Fiber Arts Festival at the fair grounds in Grayslake. I made some new buttons to take along. If you are into fiber and knitting and crocheting this is a fun show and besides if you came to check out the show you would get to see me.

Friday, June 17, 2011

We are headed out...............

................again today. This time we are going to Aberdeen SD for Art in the Park. We will be there Saturday and Sunday in our usual spot if you have been there before and if not it is site #76 come and visit us.
I thought before I left I would show you some of the new jewelry that I have been working on. I had finished up a bracelet like this just before our Florida trip so while we were gone I worked on some of the crocheted base pieces and just had to get the finishing parts done when we got home.
This is a necklace that coordinates with the first bracelet and I really like how it turned out.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


..................focal beads for you to look at. These are some new earth tone lentils. The really big lentils that I like so much.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I have been..............

...........working on some long tube beads this week. I had a customer in Madison that really wanted to buy the bead I was wearing so I have been trying to make a few for her to choose from. Plus it has been loads of fun working with that much glass all at once again. Each of these beads is about 2 rods of glass so big long beads.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

We were away............

.............in very hot and sticky Florida. We were so lucky in that my son took off from work to go with us to see his grandparents for part of the time then flew back home to get back to trying to make a living. Poor kid lost a wheel off his truck on the expressway on Mother's Day and had to go home to buy a new truck because dropping onto the pavement at 70 miles an hour does things to brake drums I had never seen before.

He is sitting with my parents the day before he flew back home and I don't think any of them were really happy he had to go.

This is three generations of McGuire's. Brandon's hair looks as sparse as the other two. He has taken to buzzing it the same length as his beard. So different from a couple years ago when it was shoulder length and had to be straightened every morning.

We had lots of chores to do while we were there as well as seeing family and friends. One of them was to teach my mom how to use the computer. She has never ever used one before so simple things like double clicking was a new skill. Now she is sending email almost every day.

When we got home the yard all 2 acres of it was more than knee high and took most of last week to mow because it was so high the mower would not cut it I had to do lots of it three times or more and the piles of grass were even getting stuck in the poor blades.

Well I had best get busy if any beads are going to get made today.