Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sand and Sea (DOTM)

Sand and Sea Necklace

Sand and Sea Necklace

July's Design of the Month is now ready to order.
Because this month I'm a little backed up with orders, I will only be making a limited number of them. Sorry for any inconvenience...

Remember I have a few things ending tomorrow on ebay.
Plus there are a couple new things on my site.

Hope your week is going well...

Monday, June 28, 2010

Our weekend

~Ansel Adams-Jeffrey Pine, Yosemite~ (taken in 1940)

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This is all that is left of the Jeffrey Pine today...

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7503 Feet High

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Our view while we ate lunch yesterday.

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The last of this seasons snow

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A view of Half Dome across the canyon, which I'll be hiking in a few months (hopefully)

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A refreshing view after a 5 mile hike.

What did you do this weekend?

Friday, June 25, 2010

How Sweet...

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This year I tried a new variety of Sweet Peas for the garden. They said they are heat tolerant and when some days here can reach above 100 degrees, that's a good thing. So far so good...Although I didn't want to press my luck, so I also made a shade cloth for them for those extra hot days of Summer...
The best part, everyday YES everyday I get to pick a fresh bouquet of flowers that smell oh so good...
What's growing in your garden?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Scuby Dooby Doo

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Scuby Dooby Doo where are you?
Why I'm glad you asked...You can find Scuby with his new diving mask, over on ebay today.
Along with his friend, Max and a couple other things...

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I'll be working on a few large orders over the next few weeks...and I'll try and list a few new things over on ebay when I get a chance. Starting today.

Plus, I listed the Honey Berry Necklace I made (last post) on my website. I still haven't had a chance to see all the pieces everyone came up with for the bead soup party, my internet has been acting up this week. It's like surfing on dial-up...Ruh Roh
But the ones I did see, I was blown away, there are a lot of creative people out there!

I hope your Summer is off to a good start!

Monday, June 21, 2010

PaRtY pArTy PaRtY

A few weeks ago I joined Lori's Bead Soup Party.
Everyone got paired up and we exchanged our beads (A focal bead, a clasp and a few spacer beads) My partner was Lisa, she sent me this wonderful yummy selection of beads (soup mix)
Here are the goodies I received...

Soup Mix

The rules, you have to use the focal bead and the clasp.
So now it was time to get cookin' is the recipe I came up with...

Chilled Honey Berry Soup
(perfect for those warm Summer days)

3-Berry Colored Flowered Lampwork Beads (from Lisa)
A Pinch of Lavender Lampwork Spacers (made by me)
Honey Dyed Coral
Silver Toggle (from Lisa)
Fine Silver Bee Box with Lampwork Bee Hive (made by me)
A Dash of Fine Silver Heart (made by me)
1-Tablespoon Sterling Silver Findings
1-Freshwater Pearl (from Lisa)
A Dusting of Pollen From The Queen Bee

Place the first 7 ingredients in a blender. Blend on low for 2 minutes. Add Freshwater Pearl. Chill until ready to serve.

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The Queen Bee added a little Pollen for Luck...

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Bon Appetit...

(Honey Berry Necklace will be available on my website later this week)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Father's Day and a PaRtY

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(my sister Pam, my dad, my sister Lynette, me)

On Monday, I'll be revealing what I came up with from the Bead Soup Party mix I received from my party partner.
I hope you'll stop by, it will be fun!

We'll be getting a few of the Father's in our family together this weekend.
Wishing my dad and my better half a happy dad's day!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I'm looking...

for a good home...Will it be with you?
Barkley is up for adoption.

Dog Days of Summer

Dog Paddle

Dog Paddle

Summer is almost here!
I just added this little guy on my website, along with another little pup...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The BIG TOP comes to town

Last weekend I went into my hives to see how things are going...
Everything is looking sweet! They have been busy little bees! These are the frames I just added a few weeks ago, already drawn out comb and are filling them with honey.

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We even saw a new bee emerging from her cell. Very cool.

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Yesterday while out in the garden, I could here the bees buzzing (more than normal)
So I went to investigate...I saw my first bee beard. No, not this guy! I found this photo on Flickr.

I saw this...

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It was a very warm day here yesterday and the bees bearded (sit on the outside of their hive) They do this when the hive gets to warm inside. It's like when people sit on their front porches on those warm Summer evenings.

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Once the sun went down and cooled off, they all made their way back inside.

This morning I added more ventilation spacers to the hives and placed my easy-up over them until I get them some shade cloth for them.

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It looks like the Bee Circus has come to town...

Monday, June 14, 2010

Take a hike

Lewis Creek

Lewis Creek

Lewis Creek

Lewis Creek

Lewis Creek

Lewis Creek

Lewis Creek

Lewis Creek

Lewis Creek

This weekend we went hiking in our backyard (6 miles away) to Lewis Creek trail. It was a perfect day...we saw waterfalls, wildflowers, no people, migrating ladybugs (1000's of them) a fallen log bridge. It was a great day...

Friday, June 11, 2010

Queen Caelia

Elections were held in the garden last week. There were many campaign no bug biting, fireflies must turn out the lights by midnight, new birdbaths though-out the garden...But when Caelia Fairy promised that there would be fresh honey for was no surprise Caelia Fairy won by a landslide...

Lots of new goodies on my site today, including Fairy Houses...Hope you enjoy.
Have a nice weekend...