Friday, July 31, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
I've only had about a half a dozen tomatoes, but there are a ton of green ones and I'm hoping they don't decide to ripen all at the same time.
The zucchini? Only two! But there are a bunch of baby ones...
The corn is doing pretty good.
Now my Basil is growing like weeds!
We've been having it with everything...chicken, pasta and even on sandwiches.
I'm getting ready to head to S.B (to help my dad)
I'm taking along everything I need to make my Tide Pool Pendants. So when I return I'll have a few more of those to add on my website. So be looking for those the first week in August.
I have also decided to extend July's Design of the Month into August.
I just haven't had the time to come up with something new for August. I hope you understand...
Have a great week!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
My sister Pam on the left, Me on the right
If you are as old as I am, you might remember "having" to wear bathing caps when you were in public pools. I hated those things! No really! I HATED THEM!
Are we wearing matching bathing suits?
I think we are! No, we are not twins, there is a three year difference! lol
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
*Update-Anthony just sent me a updated photo of the drinking squirrel, he fixed it the best he could and told me next time I take photos through the window, open the screen first! lol
*Note to Anthony, I would have, but if I did...I would have scared him off! Thanks for fixing the photo...
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sticks & Stones
And tiny beach pebbles (stones)
I added a sterling tag that reads "STICKS & STONES"
I will also be adding a couple more Tide Pool pendants today on my site.
Can you say HOT...it was a smokin' 105 here yesterday!
Although with weather like that who needs a kiln to anneal the beads, just lay them in the sun for a bit...stay cool
Monday, July 20, 2009
And their pretty shopping bags are made out of recycled apple peels, so in my compost bin it went.
This week I'll be putting some Tide Pool Pendants up on my website (a few each day, Monday-Wednesday) That way I can have them in the mail before I head back down to Santa Barbara later this week.
I also have been having fun doing some metal work (a good stress relief)
Friday, July 17, 2009
Lab on a Chip Technology
that has a chapter that he is first author on. We are so proud!
Chapter 13, page 185.
It's about Shrinky-Dink Microfluidics, which I find so funny. Because I use to love to play with Shrinky-Dinks! Now Anthony does too, just in a different way.
While doing searches about the book, I found that Anthony was even on Wikipedia under References. So cool Anthony!
I'm looking forward to this weekend...swimming, relaxing, gardening, barbecuing, maybe even a movie too...
Have a great one!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Thank you for all your kind words and well wishes.
Today and tomorrow I'll be working on mailing out the Design of the Month Necklaces
(thanks again for your patience)
Saturday, July 11, 2009
It's been a crazy week, to say the least. My sister Pam (from Arizona) and I took my dad into the hospital last Wednesday for a procedure that turned into be much more. They (the doctors) ended up having to do a quadruple bypass on him.
My dad is doing pretty good and we are counting our blessings because the outcome could have been much worse. I wanted to thank everyone for your kind words and your positive thoughts.
We are hoping my dad will be coming home in a few days. Once he does, he will need to have someone with him for at least 4 weeks. My other sister Lynette (from Texas) is flying in tomorrow and will be staying for two weeks. So between the three of us (doing shifts) my dad will be getting excellent care.
I should be heading back home sometime next week (probably Wednesday or Thursday)
If you have ordered the Design of the Month, those will be the orders I will be working on first. I did move the completion date back to 14-days (or more) Plus, during my last update on my website a few of the Tide Pool Pendants sold twice. (shopping carts didn't update fast enough) so I'll be working on those too. So I should have all of those completed and mailed out before my next shift to come back to S.B.
Thanks again for your kind emails...
Monday, July 6, 2009
On another note...
I'm taking along lots of beads (that I made over the weekend) so I'll be working on the Design of the Month while there. I'll have limited Internet access, so I'll return emails when I get home. Please keep my dad in your thoughts...
Friday, July 3, 2009
I myself will be wearing the above necklace, that my friend Helen made for me from Swarovski crystals...thanks again Helen...
And Birthday Wishes to Maureen (Anthony's girlfriend) who turns 22 on the 4th of July!
On Monday, I'll have The Design of the Month (July) ready to show you! Sorry for the delay...
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
But, last weekend I receive a lot of orders for June's design, Hooked on Summer...so I've been busy trying to get those done and shipped out before I show you July's Design.
Which is all done, I just need to photograph it.
(I think you'll like it)
It's something light and fun for Summer...I'm wearing mine right now.
So do check back and if you are on my mailing list, I'll send out a newsletter when it's ready...