Lively times here in Green Acre Town. Baby chicks brought in on Mother's Day to start a small egg laying batch of new blood, we are down to 1 hardy and highly socialized adult chicken so the little ones were in order.
Pictures include a baby snapping turtle cruising our yard,a fuzzy picture of Lily loving her Mr. Fluffypants whom we took to the animal hospital last night, he had a total urinary blockage. They will keep him in the hospital, sedated, on kitty morphine, trying to match input with out flow, poor sick kitty.
Nature in all of her glory brought a call from a friend saying he had a swarm of bees that had moved into his house from a vent, Michael took over one of the hive bodies and they nailed it to the house, hoping the bees would move into it....they moved off instead!
We had a studio of sweet senior girls sleep over on Saturday, they were out at a roller derby 'match' (what do you call it, Bria?). They are forming a mini team, trying to get a couple of moves together for an end-of-year exhibition. Lily has taken on my moniker, Murphy Slaw, glad to have it get some use as I suspect this is one thing I might cross off of my list to not become personally obsessed with.
The last couple of months has been all consuming, several trips 'out', 2 trips to CA, both good, different, Northern and Southern CA. A wonderfully surprising trip to the Connecticut coast teaching a workshop with the CT. Bead Society, the weather was BEAUTIFUL, surrounded with stone and water on a quaint retreat off of Mystic.
Bead and Button is nearing. Zillions of half realized ideas, projects and preparation. It helps to have some practice and a history to trust that I will be able to pull it together (?).
Thanks for your lovely comments on my last post, my lack of savvy consistently entertains me. I realize the beauty of this social media and its ability to reach out, I just would rather stay in the studio with my head down, apparently.
Reflection is not a strong suit, just a desire to occasionally 'state my case' and share some of the 'goings on' around here.
I hope to see many of you in a couple of weeks. I have needed to call upon a couple of amazing friends to cover my booth for some of Saturday and Sunday, the last two days of the Bead and Button Show as I will fly home to attend Lily's high school graduation, yay, good going and a big hurrah to you Lils, and a big THANK YOU to Deb and Amanda for letting my mind rest by picking up my slack.
I was interested to read an article in the February 2012 Bead and Button magazine about the company, A Grain of Sand and the acquisition of their Mother Lode of beads and findings, I ordered a bunch of great stuff.