Sunday, April 25, 2010

My space

I spent almost the entire day moving my craft room. April stopped by to help me move a couple pieces of the larger pieces of furniture but when she all all my "stuff" that needed to go back on and in the furniture she politely said "gota go do some stuff mom". she also said "mom you have so much stuff". Then off she went.  Charlie hung my large bullentin board for me. I told him if anything should happen to me, make sure my craft maddness goes to someone who will appreciate it. Hopefully that's a long way off and I've still got some craftin to do.  Now just need to find a tall table, and shelf out my closet and get some betting lighting. So glad my hubby's retired cus now he's Johnny on the spot to help me with what ever I need. I'm so lucky!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Class by Terri Brush

In honor of Charlie retiring, he went golfing for the day and i went and took a class to learn how to solder silver, metal stamp, make charms with glass and solder, wire wrap beads and when it was all said and done 8 hours later had my made a sterling silver bracelet.  The class was given by Terri Brush and given at the private home of  the owner of Melrose Vintage in Phoenix.  The class was amazing, and so was the house. The owner purchased it from the original owner who was 92 years old. Big rooms, lots of windows, and huge shade trees in the back yard. I was just as interested in the class venue as I was learning something new. There were about 24 women, most had soldered before so I was afraid I was going to struggle in keeping up as there was so much to learn. The class was given in a large room that was all windows, lots of great light.  It was 8 hours long and other than taking a break for a lunch that was served to us on the patio, we kept busy the entire time. No one even really wanted to break for lunch, but we did.  Lunch was served buffet style on this 10ft long old farm table, with a big beautiful chandelier hanging above it,

 and if that wasn't worth the trip alone, they had also set up a little melrose vintage right in the living room.  Papers, charms, embellishments, tools, ribbons, and jewelry to purchase.

 Don't really like to go to classes without someone I know, but made I did make some new friends from all over.  It was a fun filled day, learning, sharing our stories and lots of laughing.  opps...  Almost forgot to show off my bracelet.  I'm giving this to my daughter April who will be graduating next month from Arizona State University School of Nursing. "Dreams do come true"

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Charlie Randall and jackson striking a pose

Spring is Here

In Arizona, it always seems to go from winter to spring to our hot summer very quick.  We took advantage of the awesome weather yesterday and headed for the park.  Randall wanted to try out his crazy new europena shoes and ran jackson for a mile.  I did the mile on the bike, never been a runner. The park is new and very close to our house. It's all desert landscaping, fitting for AZ and lack of rain.
Before we know it will be to dang hot to even be out side here. That's when we head to Illinois.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Saturday, April 3, 2010