March 23 Good morning I am sitting here in my
sun beam typing while the rest of the household sleeps! Spent
yesterday in Maine, my feet have officially decided that it is
thongs or flip flop weather, my pair of preference at the moment have 1
inch stiletto heels, make excellent ice picks for traction as I'm
climbing over snow banks piled beside sidewalks! Actually there
were a few places between Calais and Eastport yesterday that had a lot
of snow piled beside the highway! Coming home I stopped for gas
and while we were stopped we heard this crunching noise, a teenage girl
had cut the corner into the gas station to tightly and had hung herself
up on the pile of snow beside the driveway! Her front tires were
completely off the ground/snow spinning away happily and doing
absolutely nothing! Someone arrived with a tow rope while we were
still there but it looked like they were going to pull her into the gas
station not back onto the highway, I'm thinking if they did that that
she probably lost a few peices off of the bottom of her car! The
person fueling up next to us said that they should just throw
buckets of hot water at the snow bank and melt her off! All I
bought yesterday in Maine was some picture wire so that I can get
everything in the gallery hung for this weekend! Come for a drive
on Deer Island this weekend and check out the Gallery!
Since Gord dropped his truck off at the Ford dealer in St
Stephen and Frenchies just happens to be next door.... They now
have a $ table which has everything on it that didn't sell at 'regular'
price, I bought a couple more shirts to burn holes in.....
Got my Caliente Glass yesterday when I got home, will
try it today. Caliente glass is Alberta's answer to Gaffer glass
COE of 96 this is the only bundle that Michelle has up for
auction on ebay today , not one of the colours I got.
BOOBIEBEADS 1/2lb Caliente Glass "Mandarin/Spri
March 20 A
ccording to the radio today is
the first day of spring, now I would agree that it is spring, we have
wanna be flowers poking through the ground, the snow except for the two
foot bank that our front door is buried under is mostly gone!
However I have heard that winter has returned to the Canadian prairies,
thank you for having spring while I was there in February!
I was playing around on ebay this morning checking out the
Handmade Lampworked beads, there were at that second 10,183 listings,
none of which are mine! I usually sort by using the Most Expensive First
option, fairly close to the top this morning was 4.2 ounces of
streaky pink opaque glass, with over a day left on the auction the
price was $104.27 US (1.65/inch). That converts to over $500 a
pound Canadian or about $1.99 an inch! Now I like unusual glass
but $2.00 an inch! In case anyone is interested I have most of a
pound of Old Pink Alabaster , the kind that doesn't effervesce
when you stick it in the flame, now I would be quite willing to sell
one of my rods for $1.00 US an inch! I'm not greedy.
My pillow beads were OK for a first try ,but I'm still
rather partial to lentils, although I'm making mostly round beads
these days, I like round for earrings and pendants, round beads can't
flip over and be the wrong way up!
March 19 Spring is still here , I got an
email from Angus yesterday, winter has returned to SK and he would like
me to buy him a business class seat back to NB, claims he got shipped
to SK in a dirty sock, that's a lie! He obviously doesn't
he know he's a bird and that he can fly! It did snow in Lynnie
Land last night! About .5 cm most of which was melted by 8 am,
the Lynnie Land was my sons version of my thought process, I was
talking about snow two days ago and he wanted to know where I was
living, suggested it must be my own private world called Lynnie Land
since no body else had heard about any snow! OK so I was out by
24 hours, but it did snow! So the moral of that story is that I
pay attention to the radio, it's the rest of this family that lives in
their own minds! One of my favorite Bead Makers, sent me an
email a couple of days ago saying that she logs onto the Top 25
site when she can't sleep and checks out her favorite sites. She
said she read most of my adventures in my Rant before they put her to
sleep! I hadn't thought of them as bed time stories before!
Spent today playing with my new Zoozii Press, I got a
small pillow press it's a shape that Cattwalk and CBS don't make,
Will see what I think of the beads tomorrow, however I like having the
three sizes of beads in one press (Cattwalk & CBS), I'm not
very good at guessing how much glass is perfect, I've been using
my Tab press a lot more since I discovered that I was using it
backwards, did you know that the X is suppose to go at the end that has
the brass post? Putting the X at the right end makes a big
difference on the tab, didn't notice any difference in my lentils when
I switched directions...
I have boxes of new stock all over the gallery floor
at the momment, one of my neighbors asked if I was going to be
open next weekend for Easter, I guess the answer should be yes, so I
know what I'm doing all week!