Friday, October 29, 2010

A New Book

And so I got a new wire book.  I'm a sucker for anything Irina Miech writes.  She is SOOO talented.  So, I was making her "bejeweled" bail.  I love this donut but it's just so beat up looking, I don't think anything can save it so I practiced on it. I love these bails.  I see more in my future.  :D

Thursday, October 28, 2010

My Store is Getting FULL!

And so, I am listing even more goodies in my shop.  And, in the mean time, I fixed the a/c cover.  I mean, really.  SIX men couldn't do it.  All of them should have known how.  But, I fixed it.  All by myself.  ::::patting self on back::::  It's going to be reallyreallyreally hard not to gloat when I next see one of the doofs who couldn't fix it.  :D  Maybe I'll offer a glass of wine?  Nah, never happen.  ;D

So, take a look at my new goodies.  Ok?  Thanks!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween and Stuff

So, we are having a party on Friday.  Now... the last time we were going to have a party and have these same out of town guests, Mother Nature decided to have an "Almost Tsunami".  So, we had to cancel our party and never did see our friends.  Now they are back and coming to our place for dinner on Friday.  Hopefully, MN will be kind.  The air conditioning gods should be so good, too.  :(  We have this cover on our a/c.

Now, the a/c is built into the wall so the cover is flat on the wall held on there by these ridiculous metal thingies that some morons thought up 3 decades ago.  They were fine until I decided that the old rusty cover needed stripping down, rust removal and this special dipping thing that will keep rust at bay for the next 13 centuries.

So, my a/c guy Pat comes and takes away the cover.  It is gone for weeks and weeks.  I think there is an old blog on the mental anguish of this cover and its anti rust dipping bath.  :(  Anyway, no matter what, since then the cover will not stay on the wall.  I have NO idea what they did to the ridiculous screw thingies but they have not worked since the dipping.  Then Pat's brother, who is a handy man, decided that he'd "fix" it.  Ok.  He does.  It doesn't work and the cover is no better.  Except now the original screw thingies are gone.

So, I run into Pat in the lobby the other day and he makes the gigantic mistake of asking me how the cover is.  HAH!  I drag his Bostonian butt into my apartment and show him.  Oiks, sez he.  This is his responsibility he responsibly tells me.  Good.  I tell him.... fix it.  It's driving me nuts and 2 nights ago it came crashing off the wall scaring the bejezus out of all of us... as if Ipo isn't nuts enough.  :(  Now I have gouges in my wall and wood frame of the door opposite the cover.   I am not happy.  My wine is making itself known.

Pat tells me he will go to the hardware store that day and call me later.  The next morning, bright and early, I am hissing into the phone.  Naturally, he hasn't called.  We have this dinner party coming up and we have the a/c cover in pride of place on the living room floor.  Not happy.  Major not happiness.

Those of you who know me, know I am the anal retentive queen and the mere THOUGHT of that thing laying there is making me nuts.  So, today I call Pat again.  Oh gosh.  He has gone to 3 hardware stores and can't find anything to fix it with.  I am losing it.  I ask him just what he thinks I am supposed to do and remind him that he says this problem is his responsibility.  He blames his brother for throwing away my screws.  I can see my wine marching across the kitchen floor.

So, I tell him I on't care whose "fault" it is but, as he knows it is his responsibility, he can just fix it and he better fix it by Thursday.  Naturally, I have not heard back from him yet.  Wanna lay money on the fact that I will wind up calling the ever-wonderful Charlie to fix it?  I bet.  Charlie can do anything.  I will call him tomorrow.  I thought I'd give Pat one more chance to get the job done.  I think I'll have Charlie do it and send Pat the bill.  That oughta work.  ;D

SOOOOO... in the meantime, I made these favors for our party.  What do you think?  ;)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

No End to Stuff!

Every time I think I've come to the end of my  There is more.  I swear.  It multiplies in my closet when I'm sleeping.  ;)  So, my Art Fire shop is getting full!  Yay!  Here are some more goodies I listed today.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Having Fun

It's still fun making all kinds of goodies!  I saw that there are 64 days left until Christmas.  HOW did that happen?  Wasn't it just summer?

Anyway, I've been sorting and making and cleaning out and getting ready for the Season.  Is anyone else doing this??  :D

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Things That Are Black and Gray

I got on a dark black, gray and silver kick.  So, here are some wintery things.  :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas......

Wooohoooo!  It's almost Holiday time!  Now, I'd like a round of applause for spending 11 hours and most of my remaining brain cell making his beaded ornament.  Yikes.  It was fun.  I think.  Let me ponder.  :)

Ok, then I got out my extruder and made this ornament.  I like it.  :D
Now I have to go back to my nice clean table.

Man, speaking of that....  I spent an hour yesterday writing a funny blog only to have it evaporate.  :(  Sigh................  :D

Friday, October 15, 2010

Still Listing Things

Wow, it takes FOREVER to list things in my ArtFire shop!  Yikes, sez I.  Anyway, have a look at a few things, ok?  I just love my faux opals.  ;)

I think I showed these inked earrings before but these pictures are better, methinks.  And I'm thinking about keeping the last ones.  I love those colors.  ;D

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I forgot to show you my cool necklace!  It's made with Kathi's retro cane and silver wire.  I had more fun messing around with my Coiling Gizmo.

Pens and Ipo

Just look at that little face.  Is she too cute or what?  :)

So, while Ipo is being cute on our lanai, I have been making pens.  Christmas is coming, yanno!  So, here are just a couple.  Kathi's cane is cool, isn't it?  I LOVES burnt orange!  :D

Thursday, October 7, 2010

More Goodies!

So, I bought this micro macrame book and jumped in last night.  I made this purple bracelet.  It was fun.  I had forgotten about "double half hitches" and stuff.  :)

And then I took pictures of other goodies that are perfect for fall.  I just love this Kilauea colored bracelet.  I wish I'd made it smaller.  :(

Too bad we don't have autumn.  It's a fun time of year and you get to wear all the fun sweaters and jewelry that's too heavy for warm weather.  Well, along about February when you guys are all freezing your you-know-whats off, I will be sitting here in my shorts.  :D
Hi Mike!  :D

Monday, October 4, 2010

Working Hard

As most of you know, I am a computer dunce. So, I leave it to the ever wonderful Kathi and the ever wonderful Niece to help me through the traumas of the modern world. So, Niece evaporates and goes to her real job (da NOIVE!) the second I screw up everything she helped me do on PhotoShop. Ok, I run to Kathi. Hmmm, she is off having surgery (da NOIVE!) I whine to PJ who is also ever wonderful. WHAT is this???  It's a conspiracy, I tell you!  PJ has removed her darling self to go on a trip. I made up several new 4 letter words.

So, today, poor abused and long suffering Kathi drags her battered self to her computer to talk me through Photoshop so I can list things on my new ArtFire Shop. So... here's a few things I made. :)