Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year, New Me?!

Well, I haven't had my hair cut in a very long time and I decided since it's this long, I may as well donate it. So, today my daughter Lindsay and I went and got our hair cut. I had a total of about 11 inches cut off mine! I haven't had hair this short since I got married in 1986! I will have to take a picture of my new hairdo, but here is one of my donated ponytail! I will be mailing off my ponytail on Saturday to Locks of Love. I hope it helps! I do have to say that my head feels very light and my neck is really cold! :)

Friday, December 25, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

New Bracelet

It's a new version of another cuff that I sold at the show. I sold it to a very sweet lady and I hope she is thoroughly enjoying it! I'm calling it "Dappled Sunlight II". Not overly imaginative, but it's just fitting! I've used metallic gold, light bronze iris and 22k gold plated Delicas for this one and it's two rows wider than the original with a slightly different beaded toggle closure. I'm also working on a cuff for my daughter's boyfriend, as well as a scarf. Not that I'm getting too far on any of it! Too many things going on and not overly motivated. Ah, well...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Latest News

Just the day after my last post, Grandma passed away. She was 92, but it was still tough as we had been taking care of her for almost three years since my mother-in-law died. She didn't live with us, but we moved her closer to us so we could spend more time with her and always have her with us on the holidays and birthdays and Sunday dinners as well. My dear husband spent the most time with her and he cherishes every moment.

In the last six years we have lost all our Moms. My Mom passed away in July of 2003 when she was just 60. It was ovarian cancer. We lost my Mother-in-law in January of 2007 and she was just shy of 70. It was also cancer. Now Grandma. These losses make for quiet and bittersweet holidays. And I don't care how old you are, you always need your mom.

And so, we wait anxiously for our daughter to come home from Italy so that we can be together for these quiet as they will be.