Friday, October 26, 2012

My Grandmother

I called my aunt and uncle's home today to check up on my grandmother. Instead my grandmother's caregiver answered and I thanked her for taking care of her. I did not get to speak to my aunt or uncle because they had both stepped out but had a brief conversation with "The Queen".

'Queen' is what her children call her - because she is indeed a queen. I miss my grandmother dearly and hearing her voice filled my heart. I feel blessed because I had the opportunity to know all my grandparents and I treasure all the memories. 'Ma Val' or 'Mommy Val' is what we call her and even though she's at the stage where she's not saying much - she told me she loves me and that made my day.

If you know me well, you'll know that I've a soft spot for seniors - the 'kings' and 'queens' who are filled with a wealth of wisdom. Nuff love and respect to all the seniors and their caregivers out there. Be blessed, because having you around in certainly a blessing.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

More Fall

They fall

and fall

and are collected and put into bags

and are collected

and more and more fall!!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

My Hot Connection Pieces

My Stacked Rings made during the Hot Connections 1 Class

I completed these earrings last week Saturday after completing my Hot Connections 3 pieces

Bangles made during the Hot Connections 3 class

I made two rings with the rest of my twisted wire.

Now I've Stacked Rings

Monday, October 22, 2012


"Girl you're addicted to Pinterest." I've to admit that I am. Admittance is still the first step of the twelve step program right!! Imagine that I was hearing about it for a long time and was not going to get sucked in by another "thing" on the computer. Well I'm in big time and like my other addictions I'm sure there's no rehab. Yeah I can picture it now: people in a huge room trying to stop pinning and as they do they keep logging out and in because each time they log out they find something to pin.

And it goes further: they each get sent to a room where they are placed in front on a computer that has no internet but then slip in a flash drive that has there favourite boards on it. Jeeeeeeeeeeeez I'm gonna stop. Well I need something to wind down - yeah right but I seem to be winding down all the time. I now have 17 boards, 778 Pins, 161 Likes, 84 Followers and  I'm following  690 people ( to where - the rehab that does not exist?).

So yeah I just came off for a few minutes to blog a bit. So feel free to click on the my Pinterest link and who knows if we're not already, we may soon be following each other. Enjoy!!!

Another Kumihimo Experiment - taken from My Kumihimo Board on Pinterest

Saturday, October 20, 2012

I played today!!!! Yipeeee!!!

I played today!!!! Yipeeee!!! I had a beautiful day at work today. Work ? Play? Yeah I took Iris Rogers Melamed's Hot Connections 3 class at work today and it was a great way to spend my Saturday. Wonderful ladies and an equally wonderful and excellent instructor. We were on a roll playing with fire.

I made three silver bangles, two rings and finished my earrings from the first soldering class I had taken in the summer. I feel more confident now to solder at home because even though I purchased the equipment I still felt a bit skeptical to do it. So look out for the pictures of my pieces in the near future ( please give me some credit - I blogged three days in a row).In the meantime have a look at Iris' class samples: 

Iris' Bangles ( Hot Connections 3)
Now here I am winding down for the day spending sometime on Pinterest - but that  is another blog for another day. See you soon.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fall - my favourite season of all !!!!!!

Fallen Leaves

I just love this view

Across the field

Across the field we walk daily

He's still there - minus some parts.


I had the pleasure of taking a few classes at the store during the summer and  other than wire and metal, I'm playing with Kumihimo

Maga Kumi : Kumihimo Bracelets using seedbeads and Magatamas
You can view my growing Kumihimo designs on my Pinterest Board