It won’t stop raining here today, so I turned my attention to Christmas sale projects. I got these canvas bags (really knapsacks) at a garage sale a few years ago and knew I wanted to do something with them. So, … Continue reading
Every year at this time the Baltimore Orioles arrive and we put out oranges for them. Along with the fluorescent yellow goldfinches, the scarlet Cardinals, and the Blue Jays–they dart in and out of the trees in what almost seems … Continue reading
We have some stupendous sunsets here–we face west over the lake. Gold, blue, pink, purple–but the vivid lavender ones are my favorites. Here’s one from last night.
I’ve been tearing around for the past few weeks trying to get everything ready for planting and then actually planting things–a million seeds and a few dozen tiny annuals. I’ve spent far more on soil this year than plants, but … Continue reading
Minnesota on May 1–rain has turned to May Day snow. But that doesn’t keep me from dreaming of the lilacs that are two weeks away from blooming. And here are the earrings to prove it!
I can’t seem to stop making these!
We woke up here–not without warning–to a sugar-snow dusting and very cold temps. But a friend and I were warmed and refreshed by the fantastic color of Art in Bloom, an annual exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts that … Continue reading
And the making goes on! With more to come. Here’s my interpretation of those wonderful tremblant pieces from the 18th and 19th century. (The little Swarovski crystals on the end of the pearls tremble as you move.) Fun with vintage … Continue reading
I was digging around one of my hydrangeas yesterday and when I removed the leaves at the center of the old stalks, who appeared but a very sleepy Mr. Toad. I love toads!
I’ve always made fairly simple companion earrings for my necklaces when I have enough beads, but I’ve never really focused on statement earrings…until this week. Wow what fun. They’re just as intricate and complex as my necklaces and great fun … Continue reading