Sunday, September 30, 2007

An afternoon in the park

We used do this every Sunday, going to the park. We will first stop at the playground, then walked down the trail to the river. Took off our shoes and played in the water. On the way up from the river, my kids raced up the hill and sat there wait for me to dragged by butt up the hill. I can't remember why we stop doing this, but it was a nice day today, so we went to the park.
The playground seems smaller and not much of the challenge like it used to for the boys. We walked down to the river but did not go in because Ada has to go to work. We still talked about the time when Arthy walked through the mud in his booth and the booth got stuck in the mad, so he fell down and covered with mud.
We had a great time today, laid down on the grass and talk to each other. Archie did the flip like always. I love my kids. We like to spend time together as much as we can. Ada is thinking about going to Paris. It will be hard to let her go.

Thursday, September 27, 2007


I have been tagged twice by others blogger. To tell you the truth, I don't like it at all. Tagged is like the Chain letters that we received way, way back when we still write with pen and paper, not with finger and keyboard. Some of those letters had stated that if I won't send out 10 letters to 10 people, then bad things are going to happen to me, but I still alive and well.
I don't send out the tag, or chain letter, or chain email, but I understand how some people really enjoy it and hope that more people will visit their blog later on.
So, I will play along by posting 8 facts about myself, but I will not tag anybody else. Sorry to have to put an end to the game here. Please don't hate me.
1. I cannot swim.
2. I cannot jump rope.
3. I learn how to ride a bike when I was 25 and drive a car when I was 30.
4. I reverse letters and numbers, so misspelling and dialing a wrong phone number is normal.
5. I don't know left from right.
6. I used to be upset with myself about No. 1, 2,3,4 and 5 but at the age of 50, I made peace with myself and accept who I am.
7. I like to play golf. Just me, the stick and the ball. Trying to hit the ball and hope it will land somewhere that you don't have to look for it, is not easy. It is the best way to discipline yourself because there is no one else to blame if your score is +25.
8. I am working on a project that I am proud to call it my own. It is the co-op project with my best friend, so you have to come back to see it later.
Ilknur is the one who tagged me, so go see her blog, ok.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Jungle Fever

Another Saturday at my work table and here are 2 more necklaces to add on to the "Wild Things" series. I made the Blue and Oranges pendants 2 years ago when I thought I had to put varnish on everything, the other one was the pendant I made recently. I bought purple flower and green leaf from B&B. All the colors seem to go well together.
Also yesterday was the day for Penrod Art Fair. I was put on the waiting list this year and was quite upset until it rained all afternoon. Now I felt bad for all the artists at the show because they must be really disappointed. I'll get in next year, I just know it.
Facts: By using the same brand of clay, FIMO, I am able to match the color of my new beads with the color of the pendant I made 2 years ago.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Happy claying

Finally, the whole Saturday to clay. I am so happy to be able to sit down at my table and make something.
The first one is trans. with some metallic powder over raspberry. The color looks mysterious. I will have to explore more with that. Also the metallic powder I used is something new. I have to experiment with that before I can tell you more.
Next are the snake skin over different color base beads. I will make more of those for sure.
The third one is the pendent and matching beads using the technique I learn from our French Polymer Clay friend. They will turn into a necklace one of these days.
I also have the Black& White beads in the oven. A nice lady who lives in Kansas but comes here to visit her fiance, always takes all of my Black&White beads. May be she will be here next week. I better be prepared.
My friend who sells beads for me had booked 9 beads shows around the Midwest. She wants my beads so I better get busy, busy and busy.
I also have a new idea for my new collection. I hope you come back and see them. Scott had been a big support these days. He is coming next week with his flowers.
Neo is up and walking well. He still drags his feet a little bit. Thanks for asking about him.
I will visit my niece tomorrow. Then will hurry back because it is DH"s Birthday. We might go out to eat or go to Rib Festival. Yum, yum. Have a nice Holiday everyone.