Friday, February 26, 2010
Here is a beautiful little poem about at the joys of winter in Pennsylvania:
Winter in PA
It's winter in Pennsylvania
And the gentle breezes blow,
70 miles per hour at 25 below!
Oh, how I love Pennsylvania
When the snow's up to your butt;
You take a breath of winter air
And your nose is frozen shut.
Yes, the weather here is wonderful,I guess I'll hang around.
I could never leave Pennsylvania ,
'Cause I'm frozen to the ground.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
My friend Kris and I were discussing this premise yesterday at her bead shop. She showed me a few pieces of jewelry that she worked on the other night, the first 3 were fabulous but the 4th piece did not look the same as the others. She said she was tired but wanted to get the 4th one done and it was after 8:00 PM, and as a result of it being late and her being tired, the 4th was not the same as the 1st. I too had this happen to me the other night. It was after 8:00 PM and I had just spent about an hour wire wrapping a pendant and wrapping beads into it when I stole a fleeting glance at the clock and noticed that it was coming up on 8:00 PM. Knowing that I was about to lose focus at any moment, I rushed through wrapping the bale........I cut the wire.....the clock struck 8:00 PM.......I dropped the pliers.......the wire bent the wrong way......I swore......I muscled the wire into a loop.....I swore again.....oh no, it was now 8:04............
This is the pathetic result of crafting after 8:00 PM............a craptastic wrapped bale!
On a positive note, the big thaw has started here in Western Pennsylvania. Thanks goodness! It was 43 degrees today! I'm hoping for more warm weather this week.
We had a tremendous amount of ice built up in the gutter out front and it's slowly melting.
This is the first times I've seen the rocks around the side of the house in months!
My wonderful husband even washed my car for me. Thanks honey!
Just look at my pots sitting there with their snowy hats on......they're just waiting to be planted this spring. I've been buying seeds and planning what to put in my pots and beds. I'm also excited to start to think about planting the garden boxes too.
Hey I hope you all had a great weekend and you accomplished everything you needed to do before 8 PM!
Monday, February 15, 2010
The winner of the Pinkology Fairy is Sassypackrat. The winner of the wool felted rings is Leslie from My Life and Times.blogspot.com
Congrats ladies and when I get your address, I'll send your goodies right out!
Thanks to everybody who entered and who also became followers!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
PINK! I'm trying to fight the winter blues by thinking pink! This is a new batch of pendants I made and you can find them over at Honey Girl Studio Jewelry. You can also find these pendants at the Let It Bead Bead Shop in Greenville, Pa.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Cool blue seed beads with a mat finish remind me of the water in summer and that makes me happy. By the way, I got these at Let It Bead in Greenville, Pa. (this place inspires me too).
Organization both inspires and makes me happy...........
If you follow my blog you know that I draw inspiration from nature in both my art and my life (I took this picture this past Sunday when I went snowshoeing with Buddy the Wonder Dog, see my snowshoe tracks.....they're pretty erratic....no I was not drinking!).
This is one of my favorite Louis Prima CDs. It's the Capital Records Collectors Series and has 23 swinging songs on it. Now that's a bargain!!!!!!
Warm feet make me very happy. These Wigwam Ski socks keep your tootsies very warm and dry.
Ok, I'll continue to search bits of inspiration and happiness in this cold snowy grip that old man winter has on me but I want to hear what inspires you during these February days so leave me a comment.
Whoot-Whoot-Whoot!!!!! This just in.............SNOWDAYS MAKE ME CRAZY HAPPY and INSPIRE ME TO DO THE DANCE OF JOY WITH MY JAMMIES ON BACKWARDS!!!!!!!
Monday, February 1, 2010
I adore this little school house. I think it would make a great studio.
By the way, the ice cream was delish!
I got all of these luscious beads from Let It Bead in Greenville, Pa. (141 Main Street Greenville, PA 16125-2276(724) 588-1258). It's a wonderful little bead shop with a super friendly owner named Kris and her two darling wiener dogs. You can buy already made beautiful earrings and necklaces or you can pick out beads and make your own right there. Kris is more than willing to show you how to connect the findings and help you with your beading.