Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
and this Crystal Confetti bracelet (which was my first introduction to herringbone stitch, which I really enjoy):
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Or I could tell you that I can't type, because my chair is occupied...
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Here are a few photos to show you what I mean:
By the way, Gwen is now blogging about her lovely French home - you can check that out here: http://gwengibson.com/blog/
Monday, February 23, 2009
P.S. A very special shout out to my niece, Alex, who is celebrating her 11th birthday today!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
My only consolation is that it was only my first try so surely I can only get better from here. Although somehow I doubt mine will ever look as cool as Sarah's do. Worst case scenario, I'll just buy beads from her!!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
These days, it seems like everybody and their cat is blogging. Now that I'm blogging myself (and trying to have the discipline to do it daily), I find the topic of blog posting frequency to be an interesting one. From time to time, I hit the "next blog" button at the top of this page and scroll along checking out other people's blogs, to see what they're talking about and how often they're talking. Or people I know will tell me they too have a blog but when I check it out, they haven't posted a new entry for several weeks or even months. Why not, I wonder? It's like reading a book and then finding out the last few chapters are missing. I always want to know, what happens next?
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
However, I seem to have been collecting a few UFOs recently, thought I'd share a couple of them with you.
And last but certainly not least is this bracelet I was working on for Valentine's Day but didn't get finished in time. I ran out of wrapped beads before I ran out of bracelet, so I've got to make a few more.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The good news is, my clean up looks more like this:
Monday, February 16, 2009
Thanks to Facebook, a bunch of us from that summer are in touch again, which is why I was digging out the photos to share with everyone. It's pretty nice to be in touch again after all this time. We're all older, a little grayer and/or heavier, most are married and/or parents (which is a bit harder to wrap my head around since we were all single and unencumbered and so very young back in the day) but still the same people in a lot of ways.
It's interesting what scraps of information the brain holds on to and what pieces fall away over time. Looking at the photos from way back when, I was remembering the fun times we had when the snapshots were taken, thinking about a guy I was dating back then, remembering a friend from that summer who was killed in a car accident a few years later at much too young an age. It was like any other job - sometimes boring, sometimes challenging. We worked six day shifts and then had three days off, which we often spent together. Parties, cottaging, weddings or just hanging out. Most of all, I remember having a lot of fun with a lot of extra special people.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
As far as I'm concerned, those of us living in Toronto have been pretty lucky for the past few days. Last year, the days leading up to Valentine's Day looked like this:
In a word, snowy! This year, it's the complete opposite. We've had several days in a row of 9 degree weather and most of the snow has melted. It's funny how the mild weather seems to cheer everyone up. We all know it's only February and this is just a tease, there is sure to be more snow and cold before spring officially arrives in a month or so, but for now, the forecast is for a sunny, long weekend and that is making everyone smile.
But just in case you need to know, there is at least one Friday the 13th in every calendar year and 2009 actually has three! So if you have paraskavedekatriaphobia (no, I did not make that up - its the Greek word for the fear of Friday the 13th), prepare yourself to go through it again in both March and November!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
P.S. Rachel will be the guest speaker at this month's Toronto Bead Society meeting, being held tomorrow night - guests welcome! You can also check out her website at http://www.msrachel.com/