Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
These beautiful beginnings of (Kate, Nikki, and Tami-left to right) "Fringe Pendants", started evolving today in the Sunday "Forget Me Not" necklace class. The girls chose beautiful shapes, textures & colors and I can't wait to see them finished! More fringe will be added to each pendant and then each will find its home as a focal point in three outstanding 3-strand necklaces! Each pendant has it's own distinctive personality even though they are all the same technique! What a nice afternoon with such creative gals! Click on the photo to zoom-in and see their stunning detail...
Matt took us to see Multnomah Falls...such a fantastic place located by the Columbia River Gorge! I took this photo from the bottom of the falls near the lodge where we also had lunch on the lodge patio overlooking the falls. We took a delightful little hike to this bridge. What an awesome sight! It is the second highest waterfall in the nation-a 620 foot drop. Click the photo to zoom in...
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Rainier Cherries...have you had these? They are absolutely wonderful! Matt introduced us to them when we were visiting the area around Columbia River Valley/ Mt. Hood, where they grow abundantly. These two-toned beauties are the best tasting cherries I've ever had. They are available in the stores now--worth every penny!
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Congratulations to my friend Melissa (Sea of Glass) for being published in September Bead Style Magazine. Her curved lampwork beads are awesome, and now thousands of readers will also see her work featured in this national bead magazine! Melissa's stunning lampwork has always been "ahead of the curve" with me. I'm tickled for you Melissa!
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
My friend, Sue, showed me this cool stitch. I made it with size 11 Miyuki seeds, Miyuki drops, and 4mm Czech beads. The fantastic PMC closure was given to me by Christina Leonard. Lucky me! Chris does such wonderful work and it looks beautiful on this bracelet. (This bracelet's for me...)
Friday, July 20, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Monday, July 9, 2007
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Monday, July 2, 2007
Here's my handsome son on one of his recent Portland hikes to the top of "Tom Dick and Harry Mountain" (Yes, that's the name of the mountain.) That is Mt. Hood in the background. Click on the photo to see more detail...
Matt is presently working on his internship at Shriner's Hospital in Portland, Oregon towards his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. I'm so proud, and so glad he is taking advantage of the beautiful surrounding area-what gorgeous country!