Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It's show time!

I'm getting ready to do my only show so far for the year, Art by the Falls. It's June 12th and 13th. I'm a little bit in panic mode, I've been so busy I keep putting off making my goodies to sell. I stopped at Bead Paradise Saturday and picked up some loot. Ruth bought some amazing stuff when she went to Tucson. Hope I can get everything assembled in time!

I was able to get at least one batch of BronzClay done. I'm going to be doing some cool toggle bracelets. Well, they look cool in my head, I hope they turn out like I'm envisioning them.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


My husband, Lance took this cute picture of the toad in the plants right outside our front door. Couldn't resist sharing.

Monday, May 17, 2010

ARS Bowling Fundraiser

Yesterday we spent the afternoon at a fundraising bowling event out in Brookpark for my brother, Chris' foundation, Alternative Rehab Solutions. Lance and I didn't bowl, but Aiden had a blast. His poor little arms are going to be sore today. He wanted to bowl with a 12lb ball at the end cuz it was knocking down more pins. They had the bumpers up, so it was pretty funny to see the adults bowl who probably are terrible at it anyway. They had ramps down so people in wheelchairs could bowl too. They have a special get-up that looks kind of like a walker that you set the ball on and push it. The ball rolls down the ramp and down the lane.

ARS is scheduled to be open either this summer or fall. It will help rehab people that are paralyzed to help them possibly walk again. I think in the next couple years, Chris may be out of the wheelchair, even if it is with braces. I sure would love to see him walk again!

I love you Chris, I am so proud of you and what you are doing!!!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Aunty Em, it's a twister!

Ok, so this is an example why the Love Dare is not working so well for me. I'm in bed watching tv last night around 10:15 or so. I'm watching something on the DVR, so I'm not getting the news flash on the weather. In the distance, I hear the weather warning siren going off.

I turned on the news and there is a tornado warning for Geauga County! So, I wake up my husband and tell him we need to get in the basement for about 15 minutes or so. Ya know what he tells me?! "Oh, they're just sensationalizing the weather" WHAT!!!!!! I grabbed Aiden and the dog Jake (Couldn't get Josie, the other dog out from under the bed) and sat in the basement watching the news. There was a tornado cell sighted in the Hiram area - too close for comfort. Can you believe my husband stayed in bed. I have to confess, some unkind words were spoken when he told me to leave Aiden in bed sleeping. Aaaargh!

I don't think I'm ever gonna get to day four!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Rockin Pendant Class

I taught a class at Bead Paradise this past Sunday. I had 5 great students, all taking a class from me for the first time. We drilled beach stones and tube set cz's into them. After a few broken stones, everyone got the feel for the drill press and went home with at least one beautiful finished piece. I didn't get any good close up pics, sorry.

Here's Sheila wearing a drilled cabachon that Joy gave her to use

Joy and Diane hard at work

Duana ended up finishing 2 pieces

A smiling Diane - fun was had by all!

Barb is working on tube setting her cz

Thank you all again! I really enjoyed having you all in my class and I'm so glad you loved your finished pieces!