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It’s been a quiet sort of day round here. A little work, a little play, a walk in the rain around the hood…nothing special going on.

I suppose it’s the first day we’ve had without someone rushing around. Chloe has finished her semester now and had a big sigh of relief, and now she’s off to Bryson’s parent’s cabin for a few days rest and cats and dogs and horses.

Robert and I are trying to figure out the best way to photograph my art work without a lot of natural light and it isn’t really working so I’m going to put it off till we get a brighter day.

Yesterday I made C a new ring, a bit of a congratulations of finishing your semester prezzy. I love the way it turned out but I still have a bit of work to finish burnishing the bezel around the beach glass and black goldstone.

And, after starting all the sweet peas and ending up with about 200% more healthy seedlings than my garden can accommodate, I smartened up and bought five nasturtium seedlings…just the right amount.

What’s going on with everyone? How’s spring coming along? Has it shown up in your part of the old globe yet?

My friend John has sprouted enough cabbage seedlings for England, Diane is having to protect her porch flowers from some late frost, Michelle has made the most wonderful, cuddly, bear sweater in the world, (she’s such a talented knitter), and Joanne is brewing some wonderful natural dyes. Can’t wait to see what she does with them. Speaking of, has anyone been dyeing with onion skins lately? I remember colouring Easter eggs with them. Think I might try again this year.

Let me know what you’re all up to. 😀

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Comments: 15

  • April 16, 2014

    Love your photos and the ring is just wonderful. I remember how great it felt to be done with school – so congrats to your daughter. I’m trying to keep up with cleaning the house and playing in my craft room! Made bird nest pendants I will post soon!

  • April 16, 2014

    I’ve also been re-potting my succulents into new terracotta pots. I love watching them grow, slowly but steadily. My Aloe Vera had a baby last spring, and now it’s in it’s own little pot. I have wrapped some of the fabric in onion skins, they are the first to leach out their colour in the jars. I hope I have enough patience for solar dying!!
    love the rings your are making – you are a natural Veronica 🙂

  • April 16, 2014

    Getting ready for spring for us has been almost non-existent in this part of Alberta. One day it is 14 degrees and the next the temperature is near zero and snowing and horribly windy. The grass is starting to green, but there is no evidence of spring blossoms.

    I know the struggle of trying to get good photos of my art too. One day, I hope to figure it out!

    Your dining room table looks like mine, full of art and supplies! How perfect!

    It is wonderful that you are continuing to explore jewelry making! How exciting to be able to wear your own art and to be able to give a true gift of the heart to others! Happy day to you!

  • Catherine Llewellyn

    April 17, 2014

    It’s deceptively sunny and bright here in Southern Oxfordshire and sharply ‘brisk’ which is the England way of saying ‘annoyingly too cold for summer clothes and not cold enough for fleeces’ … hundreds of tiny tadpoles in the pond, a rush of torrid red and orange tulips in the beautiful flower bed you created for me last year … tree blossoms coming out in patches, one tree fully garbed, the next tree naked …. lots and lots of birdsong of many varieties X

  • April 17, 2014

    Love the ring you made! How do you color eggs with onionskins? That sounds like a fun project to do with the grands.

  • April 17, 2014

    Oh I can relate to planting to many seeds! I do it all the time too. I’m always giving away loads of seedlings to everyone I know 🙂

  • April 19, 2014

    Nice post. Nasturtiums are really pretty. I grew some last year but have been planting different things this year.
    The ring you made is really nice. Kitty looks mighty relaxed. Just got through planting more flowers and getting ready to make up Easter Baskets. Also doing laundry.

  • daryledelstein

    April 21, 2014

    i highly recommend Ott light … its a craft light, an indoor/tabletop photographer’s light .. it mimics outdoor light .. its brilliant – no pun intended – check it out .. .. its also on Amazon

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