Friday, January 13, 2017

Snowed in: Instagram

For years I've been meaning to do it and finally yesterday signed up for Instagram! Yes, totally late to the game. If you would like to follow, you can find me at

I'll still be posting here, but you might find different posts there.

There are some items arriving in the shop, because these snow days have provided some time for photography. The jewelry items are already listed, but the scarf is still drying and will be listed this weekend.
Purple and teal pave bangles

Periwinkle and Grey Convertible Necklace

The scarf combines a double strand of heather purple worsted weight yarn with some yarn that I hand spun. It's only three inches wide, but it's 88 inches long and very thick. This scarf is very, very warm.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Winter Storm Jupiter in Portland

This is the back yard this morning.

No getting to the office today.

No using the back deck either.

Twelve inches of snow on the deck railing.

A view from an upstairs window of beautiful pines.

No tire tracks nor deer tracks nor coyote tracks in our driveway this morning.

There's a road in front of the house. Guessing the postman won't use it today.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Yarn Balls Ring in the New Year

These wonderful specialty fibers showed up from my Secret Santa:

Are not they adorable? I cannot wait to ply all these specialty ribbons and novelty yarns into some art yarn! The girls in my spinning group are going to be jealous when they see these sweet bundles!

Now, you do not have to be a spinner to use these 2-yard lengths of fiber magic. You could use them to put fringe on a scarf, you could use them to decorate your gift boxes, or you could tie one in your hair.

Are you like me and find yourself drooling over such fiber goodness? Want some for yourself? Head over to FishBayElements and check out the great selections there.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

A Noel Night

A little tribute to the magic of the season can be found in this catalog of delights, available on Click on the image to explore further information about the individual items in the collection.

Happy Holidays to all!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Tropical Holiday

Sometimes a tropical holiday, with no snow, sounds like a good plan.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Gifts for a Dancer

This is a composite of six beautiful items that you can buy from artists on Etsy. They would be great gifts for dancers. If you click on the image, you will go to my Polyvore page for this set. Under the image you'll find a link to each individual artwork on where it is for sale.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Out of Yesterday's Bead Workspace

Here's the finished bangle from yesterday's post:

As soon as I'm done playing Santa, I'll get this listed in my Etsy shop. It's so pretty!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Today's Bead Workspace

I'm getting in the mood for New Year's Eve by making some flashy jewelry. Here's today's project:

A rose-gold sparkly bangle is in the works.