Know first who you are and then adorn yourself accordingly.--Epictetus--

Friday, June 24, 2011

gift of a friend

things here have been a bit chaotic,we've been trying to purge and pack for our move and omg it's so hard.
last week nick and i took a day to see some friends and i was a good thing for us. nick shopped and had lunch with his friends while i went to visit my friend tammie. it was so good to see her and while she was still a bit under the weather we did have a nice long visit and chat.
this little cutie is what tammie made and gave to me for my birthday! she's a "bling baby" and tammie learned to make her in a class by lisa loria and i absolutely love her.
both tammie and lisa are incredibly talented and if you follow the links to their blogs you can see what wonderful things they do.

Friday, June 17, 2011

the graduate!

there in that mass of red and white is my nick! he did it,he graduated last night along with around 600 other students!
losing his dad at the start of his senior year was very hard,but nick truly focused and made it thru,..his father would be immensely proud.
i have to tell you a sweet story,(even though nick will scold me). you can see that nick has a lei around his neck,well,it he was supposed to have two of them. i thought a mistake had been made because i had bought one and another had been bought by one of his grandmothers. at the end of the ceremony i told nick to tell me who i had to talk to to correct this and nick calms me down and says that yes he had recieved them both,but a good friend of his had not recieved any and was in tears over it. so nick took off one of his and put around her neck,...i think that gesture made me the most proud of him.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

rose gathering

for the last few weeks,this is what has greeted me when i open my front door!
clusters of wonderfully scented pink roses!
this cecil brunner rose bush was a gift from my dear husband and i believe that this spring it has bloomed more than ever. i will be sad to leave it behind,but we have taken cuttings and hopefully those will grow and bloom as gloriously as this one.
even the falling petals are lovely. ;)

Friday, June 10, 2011


today is a special day, is nick's 18th birthday!
happy birthday bebe!
i am so proud of you and i'm sure your father is watching over you and also incredibly proud.

Monday, June 6, 2011


i've been working away on some fun new pieces!

these are the sweetest little china dolls,well um,china doll heads anyway.
my dear friend tammie won a lot full of them a few months back on ebay and was kind enough to share them with me.
i've worked them up into pendants,some with the end caps turned  down on their little heads,and some turned up so it looks like they're wearing a tiny crown.
some of them are dangling from pearl and crystal necklaces that i made and some are a pendant alone,that way you can attach them to your own chain or ribbon.
i made one as a birthday present for my mother-in law and she loved her these will all be available at the next mermaids mercantile.

Saturday, June 4, 2011


sorry,once again i have been away longer than planned. life sometimes seems to moving at the speed of light and i have a hard time keeping up. add to the mix that my one vehicle has been out of commission for the last week and ,well,you see what i mean. hopefully i will soon get my transportation back and i can get back on schedule.
i celebrated my birthday on june first. it was spent quietly and my nick made dinner here at home for us. i think we both are savoring the little time we have left in our space. soon we will be living apart,...most definitely a big change for both of us.
nick has a big birthday coming up on june 10th,he will be 18 years old! i can't believe that itty-bitty 2 pound baby that i had is now a young man. if you get a chance please leave a happy birthday comment here for nick and i will make sure he gets them.

this is a photo that nick took at the last mermaids mercantile. this flower was blooming just above our heads and we both thought it looked like a small glowing moon.