Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Two for the price of one- Cherries anyone?

 I found these Siamese pair in the bowl of cherries I was eating last night at 2:00am..
It brought me back to the time when I lived in Sydney... In the summertime we would drive, kids, family and friends, away from the city heat to the countryside and the cherry orchards. When we got there each was provided with a large colored plastic bucket so we could pick cherries right off the tree. Needless to say, we ate more off the tree than what went in the bucket!!  It was all included in the price though.. The day would always end with a lovely picnic and much laughter!

I met a man the other day who reminded me that the most important thing is always the present moment..So true!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Don't Worry...

Sometimes when in the midst of our own personal storms, we forget that  there is always a light at the end of our own dark tunnel.  I've been through it, you've been through it or still going through it...
We're all navigating in the sea of life  and this sea sometimes rocks our boat with violence as we learn  to be better sailors ...

This song is dedicated to those of us that are dealing with difficulties right now..

Keep the trust!
With love, May the Blessings Be!

Monday, June 21, 2010


We went  scouting around for skeleton keys again  few days ago  and I found a bunch I was happy with so we bought them! This one above is part of the group.   Shhhhs...I'm  fast becoming a horder of skeleton keys!!

This one is going on Etsy as soon as I can decide if I want to add any more dangles or not..Sometimes less is more, right?  I have a bunch I made.. let me  tell,  you it's  great fun!

I hope you all had a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lost Generation...

This video came in my inbox today from a dear friend in Australia..
Perhaps some of you have seen it..It's new to me and I found it to be profund..

"A palindrome reads the same backwards as forward.

This video reads the exact opposite backwards as forward.

Not only does it read the opposite, the meaning is the exact opposite.

This is only a 1 minute, 44 second video and it is brilliant!

Make sure you read as well as listen...forward and backward.

This is a video that was submitted in a contest by a 20-year old.

The contest was titled "u @ 50" by AARP. This video won second place .

When they showed it, everyone in the room was awe-struck and broke into spontaneous applause. So simple and yet so brilliant.

Take a minute and watch it."

Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Monday!

This time of the year I love when  my magnolia tree gifts me with gorgeous flowers!

Incidentally, so you  know, and don't think I have flipped my lid, this blog look is undergoing a face lift that may span a few weeks till I find what feels right for me and is  easy reading  on the eyes for you  ..  So bear with  me as I play with blogger's  new many templates options or create my own ..

Feedback is welcomed!

Friday, June 11, 2010

You still have time!

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I'm having such a blast being part of
Kelly Rae’s wonderful e-course community!!
You are still in time to join us all there if you wish... Registration is still open. I guarantee you will be totally nurtured, informed and inspired!

I'm off to buy a cool father's day gift!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Here today, gone...

Few days ago I stepped out my back door almost on top of this feather...

 I was tempted to pick it up then decided to let it be what it was, a feather...outside my door...
 Did the cat bring it?

Every morning I took a picture and sidestepped it on my way out to the studio.

This morning the feather was gone. I looked about curious to see where it could have gone, but it was nowhere to be seen in my back yard.. We have had no rain or wind these past few days..

Where do feathers go when they are not wanted anymore? Just wondering...

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

I’m off to fire up the torch and play with
off- mandrel hearts!

Friday, June 4, 2010

In the pink!

I've been resisting making beads on a key for some time.. It seemed complicated.

I relented few months ago and made this little gift for my daughter Trish.
I added the little sterling silver animal paw because she has a darling little dog. She loved it!

For me one of the best things about making beads on a key is scouting for skeleton keys in odd places. It adds to the fun.

Last Sunday we went to Boerne and there I found a nice bunch of skeleton keys in a little shop!

I got excited especially when I found a BIG skeleton key. This one key I'm tempted to keep and make something for myself..maybe!