Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Summer Jewelry

Recent pieces made by Stephanie. The animal beads are on a new display from Sally Jurgensmeier. It is great because they can all stand up, instead of laying on the table! The blue fringe bracelet was a donation to the PaC2 annual fundraiser in Hastings.

I really love this picture with the bracelets. They are some of my favorite recent designs.

Theses are some felted pins I made just before we did the Flatwater Festival in June. I really loved the green and pink heart, which sold!

Peace necklaces I made for Cottonwood. The green one sold quickly, I think the blue one is at Graham Gallery right now. Will be at Art in the Park Sunday in Hastings!

More New Beads by Chris

Here are more of Chris's new floral beads. The green one with the pink daisy is MINE! All MINE!

New Beads by Chris

Chris has been working on his floral technique with his beads. These are the techniques he learned at the Leah Fairbanks class back in March. Don't get too attached the blue and purple beads have already sold!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Weekend News

How can it be Monday already? Weekends just fly by, but then I guess the weeks do too! On Friday night, we took in a movie with good friends, Jerry and Carla, who are getting ready to depart for a BIG change in their lives. We all enjoyed Star Trek at the Hastings Museum. It was great to see the scifi movie on the BIG Imax screen, and the movie was FABULOUS. I never realized how much I loved scifi until a few years ago, and now it is one of my favorite genres. My Dad, brother Mark, and I used to watch the original Star Trek on TV, and Mom tolerated it. But the movie definitely played to the original series and was just terrific. On Saturday, I enjoyed spending the morning with our local seed beading group. What fun gals! They way outdistance my beading, but it is just so much fun to chat and bead (and rip out the beading because of too much chatting)! Chris showed off his newest floral and Goddess beads, made for the Hastings Art in the Park coming up this week on Sunday (August 2), and several of them will not be for sale now! Saturday was also the Lawrence Q125 celebration, and though we didn't make back in time for the parade (which had more than 75 entries!), the chicken barbecue was very good! Our town has a population of 325 according to the sign, and I think the population easily was doubled on Saturday. They serve 588 meals and it is said the the polka Mass at church was standing room only, with the balcony and all pews filled and still people standing in the back. Wow! Congrats to the Lawrence Community Club for all their hard work, it turned out terrific! On Sunday, Chris and I lolled around the house in the morning, as Mina has been detasseling and leaving the house about 5:40am each day, and then we did some chores and ended the afternoon at Carla and Jerry's house for a retirement/going away party. Beautiful evening to sit out in their beautiful yard and visit. Also, good food and drinks (I really loved the Crab Dip!), and to see them one last time before their move. Very bittersweet, so happy for them, but so sad for all the rest of us! This week involves a ZagBag purse party tonight at my friend Leslie's (she throws the best home parties!) and the rest of the week will be spent preparing for Art in the Park Sunday at Libs Park in Hastings from 9-4. Hope to see you there, have a great week!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Twelve Years Ago...

Twelve years ago, I was in a LOT of pain! I was giving birth to my beautiful daughter. Mina was born at 5:13pm and she completely changed my world (and Chris's!)! She is fun, unique in her tastes in clothing and bicycles, is obsessed with everything Twilight, and still loves to play with her toys. Mina loves to play with Legos, draw, color in coloring books, and watch the Disney channel, Cartoon Network, and Nick on TV. She loves stories about ghosts and ghouls (my work here is done : ) ) and to play Wii. She often out fishes her father and other male relatives, loves to play ball and hang out in the garden with Chris, is fascinated by insects and every summer hatches out butterflies from the caterpillars she finds in the yard. Mina is often goofy, a devoted friend, does not do DRAMA that often happens with girls her age and avoids it by hanging with the guys in her class, and though she is only twelve, she has an old soul. Her Great-Grandma often says Mina doesn't have to say a word, she can say it all with a look. She is nearly as tall as her mom, and wears the same size shoes. We often tell the story, that when she was born, Dr. Adam, didn't say it's a boy or girl, he said, "Don't buy her any shoes, they won't fit!". She had very long and skinny feet at birth and still does, making it a nightmare to find shoes that fit her!
She is my world, and I thank God every day that she was given to me for a few short, amazing years to mold into a beautiful human being.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

New Eye Candy on Etsy!

Check out the new items on our etsy store! Pretty, fun earrings for summer! Beads coming soon!

Monday, July 6, 2009

New pictures, just not here...

Hello! I did get new pictures of jewelry and our shows up on the Internet, they are on my facebook page, just haven't had the time to do all the editing/cropping involved in posting them here yet. If you are a friend on my list check them out, or if you are on facebook, check out Stephanie Sanner Haussler's page for the pics or add me as a friend! I will get them on here this week. Hope you had a great Independence Day, couldn't have asked for better weather, though I certainly could have done with less mosquito bites! Have a great week!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sorry for the long silence...

Hello again. Sorry it has taken me so long to sign back in. We had another great show last weekend at the Flat Water Festival in Hastings. Setup on Friday afternoon was pretty miserable with the humidity and heat, but Saturday was beautiful, and we had great sales and fun chatting with friends and customers and the music was awesome! Our next show will be Sunday, August 2 in Hastings for Art in the Park at Libs Park from 9am to 4pm, hope you can stop out and see us! In the time between now and then, we will be celebrating Mina's 12th birthday, having a baby shower for a soon to arrive new niece/cousin, and Chris will be catching up on special orders. Mina has spent the past three days in Nebraska City at Camp Catron (GS Camp) for a training retreat for the GS Advisory Group. It was a big honor for her to be chosen, they are a group that gets to plan events and activities for the Girl Scout councils, help with training volunteers, work at events, etc. Plus she got to go to a camp that she had never been to, and they are stopping in Lincoln for lunch and some shopping on the way home today! I am so JEALOUS, that would be so much more fun than work! Have a great 4th of July and I hope to spend time this weekend editing pics for the blog and for facebook!

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