Tuesday, July 31, 2007

These are beautiful purple petunias that I received for Mother's Day. They get bigger and more vibrant every day. They so love the sun!

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...

More Vacation Pictures...

What a fun trip...Matthew took us to so many wonderful places in the short time we were there!

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!
Matt in front of Mirror Lake and Mt. Hood.
This was a wonderful Marina Restaurant in Portland. The photo was taken right from our table! It was a beautiful evening and fantastic food.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

So Cool, Melissa!!

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

Beautiful Cannon Beach, Oregon...

Click on the above photo to see one handsome young man! (My son, Matt!)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I'm Back From Portland - City of Roses...

What a wonderful time we had in Portland Oregon and also at the ocean! What a fun-filled 5 days seeing the sights and how fantastic having my son Matt show us around! More pictures to come...

Monday, July 9, 2007

The above is a cool embellished "Modified Square Stitch" bracelet done by my cousin, Shirlee! The colors and textures are awesome... Click on the photo to zoom-in on the detail!
I recently finished this Right Angle Weave bracelet done with assorted 4mm round gemstones.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

How tranquil... What a beautiful photo Matt took of Trillium Lake and Mt. Hood...

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!