Jun 29, 2011

My Artfire Collections

As we near the birthday of our Nation, July 4th, I thought it would be fun to put together a collection of items from some of my fellow vendors on ARTFIRE showcasing their work.  You can see  this collection here and then click on the pictures to visit the individual  shops.  

Jun 27, 2011

I'm Back!!!!!

I am back from a fun filled vacation in Oceanside with my daughter and her family.  The weather was a lot cooler than our 108 degree average here in the Coachella Valley.  We did lots of interesting things like watching the start of the "Race Across America"; bicycle fundraiser for different charities.  Getting in an auto accident (no one was hurt).  A fun filled day at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, and riding the Coaster train to watch the Padres win at Petco Stadium.  We also entertained lots of good friends while we were there. 

Our weather is "HOT" here in the Palm Springs area, and my daughter was really good at finding an item at the Del Mar Fair that I am thoroughly enjoying.  It is called a Mr. Cooley Towel.  You wet it, wring it out and then shake it a couple of times, and you have a towel that feels cool, but does not leave you or your clothes wet.  It brings your body temperature down so that you feel refreshed even in the heat.  Here is Mr. Cooley in pink or blue, and you can order it at http://mrcooleytowel.com/.  You Ladies that have hot flashes will LOVE IT!!

Jun 16, 2011

Vacationing in Oceanside, CA

I probably won't be blogging much this week as I will be vacationing in a sleepy little beach town called Oceanside.  It's not too far from San Diego, and the Camp Pendelton marine base.  I get to spend lots of time with family, shopping, eating, walking on the beach, visiting with friends, so you can see where I won't have much time to blog.  We will also try to take in a Padres game, hopping on the Amtrak for the short ride down to San Diego.   Hope you are all having a fun start to the Summer too!

Jun 4, 2011


Today is the Reveal of the beads and finished pieces for our Fairy Tale Bead Swap, produced by Lori Anderson.  Check out Lori's blog to see who else is participating in this fun swap.

 My partner is Dana and these are the beads that she so generously sent me.

I love the little Fairy pendant that she sent me.  It even has a cool one cent stamp picture on the back.  I'll show that later, as my batteries died in my camera so will need to  go get some new ones.

Hear is my reveal of what I did with some of Dana's bead assortment.  I am still working on more.

Here are a couple more shots after I was able to replace my batteries.

This is the back of the Faerie Pendant.  You could wear it either way.

Hop on over to visit the rest of the Bead Swappers

Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
Courtney Breul, Beads By Breul 
Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta   you are here
Evelyn Hall, Dragon Lady Evelyn
Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box
Tara Plote, Newbie Beader
Christine Brandel, A Hot Piece of Glass
Lisa Sittniewski, Alterity Art
Joanna Matuszczyk, Filcowe
Jenni Connolly, Jenni Bead
Geneva Collins, Torque Story
Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
Sally Russick, Wireworked
Mary McGraw, MK's Creative Musings
Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found 
Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
Shai Williams, Shaia's Ramblings
Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
Sandi Lee James, Do Be Do Bead Do
Valerie Norton, Hot Fused Glass