WOW.....just finished my bead soup package to send to my partner Bonnie....... as usual I agonized over my final selection.... .....I looove making glass beads....fused glass pendants, plates, etc. .. shiny, smooth glass... some matte glass.. love the sparkly stuff too. Hope she likes the goodies I sent!!!
These funny little birds were flying around our house the other day trying to keep warm & eating the insects around the base of the house. I think they are red-wing black birds.. It was about 19 degrees belown zero & there was snow on the ground... so these little guys were hungry!!!
Ventured out to the post office to mail out the package... it was snowing again. Looks like we are in for some snow & high winds...Will be glad when January is finally over in another week.... it's always a let down after the Christmas holidays... We'll be off skiing for a few days... time for some outdoor activity although we have been going for lots of walks & hikes...
Just making a few more focal beads so I can complete the set that I have in mind for my ..bead swap partner... I have an idea of what I want to send her.
IT'S 16 below zero... (and going down to -19 tonight) that's centigrade.. that is 2 degrees in farhenheit.. it's pretty darn COLD.. had to venture out today to pick up some more propane and glass rods... all in all the roads were O.K. & after driving in Montreal & Toronto in the winter it is a piece of cake here... especially with snow tires on...
Am going to hunker down tomorrow as the high is going to be -14... a good time to spend on the torch plus it adds some heat to the house... a whole day spent in in the studio will be fab!!!!!
Been working on making some new bead designs... I am going to call them my water-colour series.... very pretty... white background with soft greens, turquoises, pinks, mauves, oranges.... I will take some pictures of them when the sun comes out & I can get some good shots.
Have been doing some snowshoeing (Santa brought us our very own snow shoes this Christmas) & hiking in the hills above Kelowna... We are very short of snow this year..so more hiking than snowshoeing.... We just drive about 5 minutes up the mountain in the back of us.... & there we are...miles & miles of hiking trails.... Now that the bears all are hibernating..no fear of running into them....My goal this year is to do more outdoor things.... I get busy working in my studio & it is so fab that I don't want to go out....WE are awaiting more snow on the local ski hill as there are too many rocks sticking up to try & trip me!!!
I've entered a contest..well..not really a contest... it's a bead exchange where someone sends me beads, etc. & I send another person some beads, etc. then we all make something out of our "stash" ..post it in our blog.... & see what we all come up with.... Fantastic idea......... I am just trying to figure out how to add the
"bead soup badge" to my page here... I am going to have to get my fab. daughter
to help me....as I am somewhat techno challenged when it comes to doing anything like that....cutting, pasting, copying, etc. is a bit beyond me......looking forward to see if I get picked!!!!