G is running/babysitting the gallery today, he gets to leave on the 5:30 ferry to fill the propane TANKS!!!
It is pouring here and has been since about 4 am, no wind just rain and
thunder.... Doubt if I'll get very many day trippers today!
Next draw Aug 30... For.....50 wonky beads
(ACTUALLY THEY WON'T BE WONKY .. THEY'RE JUST ORPHANS... LOOKING FOR A HOME!)
AND..... Drumroll...... DOTTY O'PUFFIN
SITTING ON HER BIRTHDAY CAKE (TRYING NOT TO GO UP IN FLAMES!)
Standard rules apply voting, guessing
answers and purchases from my site (1 ballot for every $10)
That's a better deal than Airmiles you have to spend $20 to get one
I'm trying to make glass balls of wool right
now... I bought some silver wire balls in Toronto last month and was
trying to figure out what to do with them... Lezlie (Cantebury
sold some adorable sheep with glass wool on ebay a month
ago...(scroll down through her ebay auctions right hand side of her home page) and Sue (Suzifitz Beads)
thought we should try to make glass wool! Sue's
are presently on her home page,.... mine is on the kitchen table... I made my first
attempt out of transparent glass since yarn isn't transparent.. (You don't get to see mine!)
will try some more realistic ones today!
July 20 Happy Birthday today to Mom... and no, as of yesterday she still didn't have her parcel it must have got stuck in one of Canada Posts Sortation centers! (I really would like to know how much we paid some government official to come up with that word!) Sorry didn't mean to switch to pink....!
Monet is going North to ALaska..
Where the river is winding,
Big nuggets they're finding.
North to Alaska,
They're goin' North, the rush is on.....
Sunny and warm again here today ,
wonder if tropical storm Beryl (?) is going to make it this far North,
should do a number on all my 5 and 6 foot tall hollyhocks and lillies
if it does!
July 19 Monet learns his fate tomorrow.... Oh by the
way Gord the following picture is not Duddley it is a cat that I
the internet that looks like Duddley....(we all know that Duddies
doesn't go on counters... unless if feels like he isn't get his share
of the scallops!) and if you believe that....
Today was a spacer day, it was sunny at 8 o:clock now it's clouded over, but I needed spacers so now I have some!
According to an email I recieved yesterday a large group of frogs is called 'noisy'! Didn't realize noisy was a noun!
Em are back to SJ today... EM went in and out 7 times on Saturday
night, only 3 last night... much better! (I certainly don't miss him at night!) Gord is trying to fatten
him up so that he's too fat to jump, he was a real little butterball
before he was neutered now he is very slim, think that's the reverse to
what usually happens!
This is my Sandbox Frog he's sold but his friends can be comissioned
for $20 US each or 2 or more for $17 each, A lot of his freinds are
tree frogs! (Ie they have red feet and blue legs or the
reverse...) base beads are about 15 mm and the frog sits up to
about 20 mm...
July 15 Still sunny man did it get hot here
yesterday! 91 or 92 and really humid.... the bedroom was so
hot last night that I went out and sat on the deck at 2am!
There's a couple more frogs on the Yours and Mine page under
jewellery.... Already to hot to think!
July 14 Sunny today, we
did need the rain yesterday, my flowers were starting to dry... I dug
up my feeble attmept at lettuce... not sure what was eating it... but I
sure didn't want what they left! I went to the PO and the grocery
store on the Mainland this morning, shipping my flock of
birds to Saskatchewan and Mom's Birthday present.... Should arrive on
time for once!
New picture on my home page today too, a
couple of my amulet bags have grown straps! Beads right now are
replacing gallery stock that's selling and bunches of custom
hearts.... might stick up a picture of a scanner covered in
July 13 Poured rain last night .... and it's really gloomy here today!
Finally remembered to put my flock of baby birds onto my home page!
Moved my panels to the comissions page ... I got them moved but the
formating is a bit off... I'll let the WM fix that! I'm waiting
for inspiration to hit on a new 'quote' also some of the people who
normally play are on holiday so giving them a chance to get
home! Some of my frogs ended up on one of the Yahoo sites
yesterday... they had much less of a problem getting there than I'm
having, I can't get any Yahoo site to load this morning! I
hope they are enjoying themselves there! The local newspaper
editor showed up here yesterday selling summer ads... and too the
link to money-pit on my home page so money-pit may make it into the
newspaper! Lucky Boat! Speaking of Money-pit the alternator
has now quit... I'm sure sail boat alternators cost 10 times what a car
alternator would cost! Need to start packing up a few things to
ship, not my favorite job... need to hire a slave!
July 12 Really muggy today, we got a real light show and a bit of rain last night and the humidity level is really high! Spent
monday night in SJ listening to the waves crashing on the beach, much
more peaceful than listening to a cat pawing at a door... Em has the
nails on black board sound all figured out! Spent yesterday
delivering stock and picking up a red heart pendant so I can make
matching earrings and bracelet... It was a nice day for a drive...
really foggin in SJ and warm and sunny in St Andrews, the fog lasted
most of the way to St George... Rescued a few more perennials from the
sales tables yesterday, so will have to plant them this evening if it
cools off! The ground is getting too dry here to expand my flower
beads too so will have to find holes to fit these in! May have to
actually start watering things! Last nights rain didn't amount to
much. All I've made the last 4 days is hearts hearts and more
hearts.. todays were all red. Hope I have a pair of earrings!
July 10 Still sunny....must almost be a record for here!
Just spent an hour trying to find the perennials that I planted before
we went to Alberta... Think I found most of them... the local
wildflowers aka weeds take over mature flower beds very quickly, and
the trees hang down a lot lower when they have leaves and flowers....so
the poor little plants get lost in the jungle! Off to
finish up the soldering on my baby bird order hopefully
I'll remember to scan them so they can have their web debut
Wednesday, won't be here tomorrow, I'm off to SJ and St Andrews
tomorrow so G will be the Gallery "STUD".....
July 9 Woke up to sun again... they were forcasting fog....
Made hearts this morning without Duddies help! Then soldered a
few more birdies... Much later.. Duddies just showed
up in the gallery with a dead mouse!! Think it was a present for
me because he wasn't upset when I took it away... Yum yum at least I
didn't have any customers! Guess I'll have to quit leaving doors open,
unless they have screens on them!
July 8 Another sunny morning... I made beads... Duddies didn't help! Although I did make some more Duddley 'esk style beads!
Orange Blossom Specials
the gallery open every day my excitement is making beads in the
morning, maybe soldering some birds.. talking to a few customers,
walking to get the mail at 5:30 after I close... and answering
emails... so send me lots of those!
July 7 Sunny today ...
20mm * 27mm * 7.5mm
If T B P isn't
enough the title of this peice is O _ _ _ _ _ B _ _ _ _ _
_ S _ _ _ _ _ _ I think it's pretty obvious! (Any guesses?) Think I should
hire Duddies to make more beads....?
July 6 Still foggy.. burned off yesterday at about 6:30pm....
Still no right answers!!!! Finally got one that no one got instantly!
More on my really smart cat... he's now helping me make beads... Yes
Duddly was the controlling hand/paw in one of my beads this
morning.. he jumped on my lap (bar stool height) then
smacked my mandrel with his head and turned my 15mm little
round bead into a 40 - 50 mm bead... which ultimately got
flattened and is a very nice bead... obviously Duddies thinks I work to
small and is trying to push me into new directions!
increase my bird population and finish my second strap... Need to
sew my cuffs into my felted mitts too , whp knows they might be a big
seller later on this summer if it doesn't warm up!
July 5 fog again today! I'm not used to this updating
after making beads... I come in and eat breakfast then start playing on
the internet and forget all about updating! Duddies is such a
smart kitty! While I was making beads this morning he came into
the gallery and hit the cow bell hanging on the door and then yowled to
let me know he wanted out! We have an intercom set up between the
gallery and the bead shop... Of course I abandoned my bead and came
into the house to let the poor kitty out!
The Beatiful Puffin is not the correct answer to this game.... although I think Monet thinks that he is a Beatiful Puffin!
Time to go solder little birdies.... might even remember to scan a flock of them this time!
July 4... New
Game today! Thunderstorms are todays forcast.. not sure if
I'll go down to the point and try and watch the EastPort fireworks
tonight or not.... According to the radio today
is the 240th anniversary of the day the the US declared
independance from Britain, Saturday was the 139th anniversary of
Canada's Confederation... Enough trivia!
My gallery software
is set up to convert Canadian cash into US cash... I got a customer
yesterday who handed me a Canadian $20 bill and wanted to pay the
rest in US funds... computer can't handle that.... However Miss
Brilliant can.... Problem was I converted backwards....
(turned $31 Can into $34 US instead of $28....) He laughed
and said now I know how you've stayed in business for 6 years!
I added a picture of MoneyPit returning to Lord's Cove to my home page
last night... MP is a 30 foot Acadian Yawl..... There is an American
Warship docked in Eastport right now...(seems to be one most summers)
they made the Coast Guard run off all the little riff raff (protest
boats) that was getting to close to them yesterday... Gord said that
there are little boats docked right next to the warship so not sure why
the can't approach from the water....
I spend yesterday afternoon sitting on the deck trying to
make a strap for the little coral seed bead shell purse... during
the course of the afternoon I dropped lots of seed beads through
the deck boards... so are seed beads really seeds? Will they grow
Bead trees... G says if we treat the trees properly I can quit making
beads and just start picking them
July 3 Think today is a holiday in Canada since July 1 was
a Saturday... not sure but doubt if there is mail delivery today! It
was sunny again this morning so I was out making beads by 7:30 !
Actually it's sort of hard to see the flame with the sun coming
in the window... I was trying to make frogs but most of them
ended up with at least one club foot! Poor little guys!
Well most people seem to have figured out the current game so will have to think up something new....
It's quite windy here this morning a cedar planter just blew off
the wall onto the lawn, it's been out there summer for a couple of
years and never blown off before! None of the plants fell out so it's
been returned to a slightly different spot! Guess the sailabration is
on, nice day for sailing!
I have a new school of hollow fish bead earrings in the gallery
now, they are a bit camera shy though, so may not make it onto the
Stuart is missing Emmy so is trying to befriend the Magpies in his
backyard in Calgary, I guess one of them let him pat it's head... I
told him that if he put food out for them that every magpie in Southern
Alberta would move into that backyard! For all you lucky people out
there who have never met a Magoie in person, aren't they pretty!
July 2 Well the sun has come and gone!
We got a sunny holiday! G and I went to a barbecue up the
'mountain' last night and the rain held off until the fireworks!
It just poured on them, we drove down to watch but stayed in the truck,
actually we were parked on the ferry landing (intertidal zone)..
not sure where they put the ferries last night! The rain
quit about the same time as the fireworks did but followed us back down
island to the house!
G is suppose to be (wants to be) Out in Money-Pit
today there is an anti LNG Sailabration in the Bay, but the
weather is to uncertain so it's been postponed until tomorrow!
(LNG stands for Liquid Natural Gas) They want to build a
couple of LNG processing 'plants' on the US side of Passamaqueoddy Bay...
The tankers would have to come in through Head Harbour passage....
there must be other places that they could build these plants that have
easier, better and safer access! The vast majority of both
Canadian and Americans residing in the area are opposed but the
facilities are going on tribal land!
I got an email yesterday suggesting that I should find myself a stud to work behind the counter in my gallery! Any takers?
July 1 Happy Canada Day .... Woke up this morning to SUN... Actually the sun drove me out of bed so I was out making beads by 7:30!!!
I got a really cute email yesterday I'll call it an
ODE to DUDDIES
duddley was the name of a cat
who said, "I don't like to be called that!"
so they changed it around
and all over town
Studley begat and begat and begat!
More on my new gallery I picture it selling tasteful black
& white photographs and polished marble sculptures of nudes...
Any other thoughts???