Thursday, May 21, 2009

Is It Friday Yet?

Have been off the computer for awhile, fighting an eye infection...sigh. Beading like crazy, though, getting ready for the two shows in June. The Craft Fair at Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights (June 19-20) and The Crosby Park Festival of the Arts in Toledo (June 27-28). Trying to make up for the time I'll lose while visiting Arizona next week and then going to the Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee the following week.

In between all that I have to have a 6-month mammogram and have an appt. with the surgeon about redoing my right knee in July....geez. One of these days I will get around to beading my

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

No Title Tuesday

Had a great weekend with "beady" friends. Started out with a trip to Columbus for a fiber and art doll show. Jann drove and we met Jennifer there. Now I have a big tub full of beautiful wool colors (like I need to start a whole new obsession!). The exhibit of art dolls was exciting for me since I feel a strong pull to start making a few. The three of us drew a lot of attention with our jewelry we wore. I had on the Emerging Frog, Jann wore her new Cheetah amulet bag and Jennifer was wearing a couple of her amazing peyote cuffs.
We had a nice lunch and Jann and I headed back here for a 'late into the night' needle felting adventure with Lauren and Zoe, from Cincinnati. Zoe has some experience with it so she got us started. Things were going smoothly until Jann and I tried making little chickens and everyone ended up laughing so hard it hurt...of course I think the wine we had been drinking contributed to it, too. Mine turned into a 'polka-dot pullet' and Jann's became more of a 'Chicken McNugget". I think the cats are going to benefit the most with all the new 'reject/cat toys' we came up with.