Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Ok.... so I'm quite far behind in blogging.

I'm quite far behind in EVERYTHING right now.

I'm not going to talk about HOW far behind because it will freak me out.

I'll just say that I have a LOT to do before Thursday!!! BUT when it's all finished, I'll have a great head-start on the New Year AND will be able to start selling the You Are My Sunshine ring kits AND the newest Head Over Heels kits!!!

(which is important since as of the New Year beads are the job.... the only job.... more on that in another entry where I'm not freaking out about all the stuff I have to do!)

Anyways... the New Year will be good!

But for now.... I'm just far behind!!!

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coffee today was totally yummy, but was NOT a CDL. I'm trying to figure out how the new Starbucks discount thing works and it doesn't seem to like me ordering a Cinnamon Dolce Latte. If I switch to a Vanilla Latte, it's MUCH cheaper.... go figure! ANYWAYS... thank you to everyone who gave me Starbucks gift cards for Christmas!! It's going to be a nice treat this month!!

music - my long long long mellow playlist. I didn't even make it the whole way through the list while working in the studio today... and I was in the studio for a long time!!! Guess it's a LONG LONG LONG LONG LONG playlist!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I forgot to tell you that I was taking off a week from blogging for the holidays!!! Glad that there were no real riots started due to my absence... just a couple of disgruntled people from Delaware.

Here's a picture from my most recent Holiday Party... this one was at Flametree Glass. This is me with the lovely Maureen McRorie who owns Flametree with her husband Lance. Go order glass from them... they're da bomb! PLUS I'll be teaching there in 2010!!

Merry Merry to you all!!!!

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Coffee - Cinnamon Dolce Latte which was FREE due to a coupon! YAY!!!

Music - Christmas Christmas Christmas!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy Friday my friends!!!!!

The weekend is here!!!!

I'm doing more pattern-writing and photo editing today, so there isn't much exciting stuff to report.... that part of my job is really not very exciting, but it's very necessary!!!

what IS exciting (for me anyways) is that TOMORROW is my Girls Gone Mild Christmas Party!!!!

And in honor of that... I'm going to "rerun" my posting from last year... sort of. I changed it up and it's now the forward for a book I'm giving them for Christmas (and I hope they don't read this till after our party... but they don't read my blog usually, so I'm pretty sure I'm safe!)

Here's to the Girls Gone Mild!!!!!!!!!! I love you!!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Happy Thursday beady (and not beady) friends (and not friends.... happy Thursday to you too)

Merry Merry almost Christmas!!!

This is a not so very busy day, so this post won't be long (but anytime I say that, I always end up with a long post, don't I?).

I have a very Christmasy weekend ahead and I'm trying to do all sorts of stuff I need to get done bead-wise done today and tomorrow. The kids get out of school for the holidays as of tomorrow afternoon, so I will focused in different directions next week... we'll be all about Christmas!!!!

That begins with the Christmas-palooza weekend!!!!! I have THREE, count them THREE parties this weekend!!!!! It's my favorite weekend of the entire year.... I really think so!

Friday night we have our small group party for our church. CCB- Christian Church, Buckhead. I love my friends there and they have become a 2nd family for me. It will be fun to have a social night celebrating our year together. Thank you Perimeter Connect Group Peeps! I love you guys!!! (but I don't think any of you read this, so I'll tell you in person tomorrow). ANYHOO.... it will be a fun night AND the first of 3 fun dress-up occasions!

Saturday night is the BIG NIGHT... the night I look forward to all year long and talk about incessantly... The Girls Gone Mild Christmas Party!!!!!! (more about that tomorrow)

and Sunday night is a very very special party.... it's a party with the 2 people I love most of all... my boys. It's our holiday party for each other. We've done this the past 2 years...this will be the 3rd. We have a party for each other... pick a special restaurant, get a little dressed up (just a little... I don't expect miracles) and go out together to celebrate Christmas. It's not about gifts... it's just about doing something special... a tradition. Then we'll drive and look at lights. I love our silly traditions that have become "our" thing over the past few years. Most of them are a little kooky.... like having 3 Christmas trees... one for each of us..... like the surprise Christmas party last year (which won't be happening this year because it's an every-other-year phenomenon to keep it surprise-worthy). SO, Sunday night is a party for the 3 of us... a special tradition... and it will be the perfect ending to my weekend of parties!

but today... WORK!!!!! Must work!!!!!!!!

Merry Merry Thursday everyone!!!!!!!

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coffee - yes. Today I splurged on a CDL.... and it was gooooooood!

music - no. I'm watching movies while I do photo editing. Just watched "Lost in Austen" I give it a "so so" Not great, but not bad. Next up... a holiday movie. I'm thinking White Christmas OR Love Actually (again) :D

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

WOW! 2 days of blog postings in a row!!! could it be true?????

I've been puzzling over why I haven't felt like blogging lately. Part of it has been that I'm just busy, but I don't think that's all of it. But I also don't have an answer to why I don't feel like it. Guess I'm just not as bloggy sometimes?

Yesterday was photography day. I'm still editing the photos, but here are a couple. These are ornaments from my Christmas collection. They are fairly large. The Christmas Ball is about 1 3/4" in diameter... it's blown, so it won't weigh down a tree branch. :D

The other is one of my component pieces. They are about 5ish inches in height from the swirl at the bottom to the top loop.

I really love these pieces and I'm trying to figure out how they fit into my work. I have some ideas, but they're not all the way fleshed out. I'll keep you posted. In the meantime... here are some pictures!
Have a great day!

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still early. No news on the coffee/music front.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy Monday!!!

I'm going to try and be better about my blogging this week... even if I don't have much to say.

Today is about photography. I'm trying to get pictures shot of my Christmas ornaments so that I can at least post what they looked like and maybe even sell one or two.

I'm going to be in the studio a bit tomorrow making tiny faces for the ring project. They're fun to make because they sort of take on personalities as the glass shifts and that's fun. They look different when they come out of the kiln too.. so it's sort of an adventure.

That's the plan for tomorrow... we'll see if it happens or not.

tiny blah blah blah for today...

I'm not so much into sharing what I'm having or not having at Starbucks because I feel like if I say I DIDN'T have Starbucks someone will worry about my finances and if I say I DID have Starbucks someone ELSE will pass judgment on how I chose to spend $4.50 of my money. See the predicament I'm in??? SO instead, you'll just have to wonder if I had coffee or not and if you're concerned about the fact that I might NOT have had coffee due to my pending unemployment, then please feel free to re-load my coffee card! :D

I didn't listen to music today, so I'm sort of boring in the tiny blah blah blah department. sorry.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy almost Christmas my friends!!!

It's approaching quickly isn't it???? LOTS to do between now and then, plus getting ready for the retreat... working on new projects... planning 2010 show schedule....

phew! I'm worn out just writing that!!!!

I know I've been missing a lot lately and I apologize to my regular readers (waving to Laura who let me know that I've been away too much lately!) :D

I'll try to be more focused on your needs (snicker). I've just been in the studio more lately and not on the computer as much, so I forget about you guys... sorry, but it's true.

I'll have lots of things to say in the next month as I work on my newest project... as it drives me crazy because I can already tell that it's going to take a lot of stitching and tearing back out to get it the way I want it.

I'll also be talking a lot about shows and show schedules because I'm totally flummoxed by this stuff right now. What to do, where, when... it's a lot to think of and I'm coming at it from a new direction this time.

back to work!!!!!!!

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coffee - YES! My first one this week!!! Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte

music - Christmas, of course!!! Mariah Carey's Holiday album is on right now. Looking forward to 'All I want for Christmas is You' (love love love that song!)

Monday, December 07, 2009

Happy Monday my friends!!!

I'm taking today off. I'm exhausted after prepping for the Clairemont show and then the late nights it involved.

Need to rest.

Will be back tomorrow!!! (I had to be reminded by friends that I don't need to work 7 days a week... no one else does... so when I do a Saturday show, I need to take a weekday off. Thank you friends for reminding me of that)

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no coffee

no music.... it's quiet and nice. :)

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

It's POURING in Atlanta today. Did someone ask for rain for Christmas???? I didn't and I really don't think we need any more. Will someone please ask Santa for a NO RAIN day??? I'm not asking for a drought again.... just to have rain every ONCE in a while instead of every DAY (I'm exaggerating a little I know)

I looked at the forecast for the rest of the week and it's going to be cold cold cold and might even SNOW on Friday night or Saturday! AAAAAAHHHHH!!! NOT on the weekend of the show!!!! No snow until Sunday! Please???

This was just a quickie weather posting... I'm warming up upstairs for a minute then back to work in the cold studio!

Stay warm and dry everyone!!!!

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coffee - not enough in the world for me today... had some need more.

music - Christmas Playlist over and over again.... I truly think that Otis Redding's White Christmas is the BEST Christmas song in the world.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

quick post then back to work....

Decatur Holiday Marketplace... this weekend... BE THERE!!!!

Click the link above to get directions. I'll be exhibiting, so will my friend Blair and my DAD!!!

see you there!!!

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no coffee

music - Christmas favorites... the VERY favorite today is Otis Redding's White Christmas