Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wind, rain, sleet or snow doesn't stop.....

Janice and I worked on pictures for our upcoming book.  Just going to say...we are earning our pay!  Oh wait...our future pay.  It's no easy job.  Below Bogey is telling me to stop whining about the snow.....LET'S GET A MOVE ON!!!

Next few days I get to bury my head in numbering all of these pictures and placing it in text.  Yikes!

I am having so much fun getting thrown back to wire's like visiting an old friend.  One that I have neglected of late....the one that has always been there...just waiting......welcoming me back with open arms....

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


The snow has come and is trying to be the spoiler on my plans for tomorrow!  Janice and I are spending the day shooting pictures for our new book.....I will not be defeated!  Warren will have to skip a day of snowboarding.....oh wait should be a work day!  As I wipe away a tear.....not.....he will have to take me to Janice's so we can spend our second day shooting.  This book thing isn't easy!  But I am sure it will be worth it!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Another lovely monday.....

Janice and I are in the throws of writing a book on wire working.  Busy with writing text on our projects and discussions about book titles with many hoops to jump through.  It is fun to get back to my wire working roots....I have focused so much of my time on the metal and riveting projects it is nice to go back to where it all began.... but  hard for me to stay focused on crazy deadlines...hummmm.....I think I saw a chicken!  Tomorrow is a day of photography......I hope we can stay on track and not get too distracted by the chickens.....

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Ohh...look a chicken!

Last month I had an absolutely delightful gal, Christine, take a class from me at Fusion beads.  She told me about a card that she had that reminded her of herself and me.  That night she sent it to me and I haven't stopped laughing since!  See if you agree....and if any of you see yourself.When I get new motto is....oh look a chicken! 

Christine brought me a present this week when she came to another one of my classes....imagine....she came back!  Now I don't want any of you to think that you have to bring presents when you take a class from me....but....just saying........  Check out my gift!  A fun toy for me to play with and  oh...look 2 chickens!  Thanks Christine you made my day!

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Today I had to break it to Bogey that I was going to be gone all day teaching and he had to be home by himself.....Check out the pictures....First Mom.....where are we going.....the next I broke the news to you can tell he wasn't very happy with me.  Poor baby!

Today was another fun class at Fusion Beads in new home store.  Great classroom space and well stocked only problem is I don't seem to be able to get out without buying's think I had everything!  If you are in the Seattle area you can check out the spring class schedule at:  Click to download a pdf of the classes currently on the schedule.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Here are some of my new classes....

These are a couple of new classes that will be taught for the first time at Creative Castle in Newbury Park Ca. in May.  Check out their website:

Well here I go.....

I have always wanted to blog and now seems as good a time as any.  My plan is to keep you updated on what is going on with me....were and what I will be teaching!  Hope to have you comment on what ever you think is interesting.....let's stay in touch!

Currently I am teaching at Fusion Beads in Seattle Washington.  As many of you know I was with Beads and Beyond for over 15 years, but since the store was sold it just wasn't a good fit for me any more.
It took me a while to decide I could drive over the bridge to Seattle to teach....but I am so happy I did!
The gals at Fusion Beads are so amazing!  The store is well stocked and they really have a passion for the business....something I have been missing for so long.  If you haven't been to Fusion, please check them out.  I am currently on the schedule and will be teaching class there next quarter also.  Give them a call to get the class schedules at 206-782 4595.  I sure would love to see you there!

Check out my teaching schedule for classes around the country at