Wednesday, July 11, 2012

"the ramblings of a stay at home mom with two kids at opposite poles and a challenge addicted jewelry artist with ADD"

I was going to make a simple title but I just needed to get that off my chest.  So far this summer we have had one trip to emergency (my girl passed out at work), several days of "way to hot to go to summer rec", and on days that were nice driving one to recreation, home, other to work, groceries, pick up from recreation and back home for housework.  The next two weeks have added swimming lessons every day and soccer 2 nights a week which means totally rushed dinners as well.  There have been a couple of great days of boating, seeing fireworks from the side of the road, putting in a gorgeous stone fire pit and a drive for absolutely no reason. That is the family part.

Jewelry part well I did mention I am challenge addicted right?  I have so many things on my plate.

First up is Jeannie's Echo Creative club.  Here is what she sent me.
One of Jeannie's Diatoms

It is a challenge but I really love the texture of this piece.  I hope I do it justice.

Next as part of the Art Jewelry Elements team I not only have a blog post to write today about beaded components I am also participating in the Component of the Month challenge.
Jennifer's Nightmare Insomniac Beads

Oh I have my treasure but I am not showing it just yet.  I am so thrilled with it.  And speaking of the AJE and my post.  I am perplexed.  I went over to ETSY looking for seed beaded clasps, components, and caps and I found a few patterns but nothing that a stringer could get their hands on.  I would really like to know if there is a market for that or am I just addicted to seeds that I am assuming too much.

Next on the list is a little sumthin sumthin I need to get done for Diana at Suburban Girl Studio.  

I am not sure where this one is leading me but I love her beads so much.

Oh and I am also once again participating in Amy of Amybeads Summer Lovin Challenge.

Don't you just love this kit!  The colors are speaking to me.

And I am also making components/beads for the August Art Jewelry Elements Blog.  Yes I am!  Not even a sneak peek will I offer yet.  Oh and wish my puter challenged brain luck I have to make my own button!  Yikes!

Oh an don't forget I am going to try and squeeze in one of the Beading Babes projects this time too.

Oh and can you believe this?  My sweet and awesome friends Beth and Evie over at EB Bead and Metal Works sent me a sweet blog award.

I would follow the rules but if I was to do that you would be sitting here reading for the rest of the day.  Thank you so much Beth and Evie you know you mean the world to me.  So my sweet blog friends I am late to this party but I think you all deserve this award so take it!  

That's my world what is goin on in yours?

Hugs and Blessings


  1. Gurl, it's summer, enjoy the business, at least you'll never be bored!

  2. Phew... I'm exhausted just reading your tale of the too busy, stay at home, bead addict mom! I'll send you a monster drink.... or a truckload. :o)

    Love that you are challenging yourself to grow and try new things! The style you're creating as your own is simply beautiful! Sending you all my creative juju to get your challenges done!

  3. Just like eating an inch at a time! Such exciting challenges, and I see a bead embroidered cuff in Diana's beads...
    And I just saw a post in B&B on a beaded button. I'll message you....
    Hugs! Shirley

  4. haha - I feel like I"m challenge addicted too! I love those Suburban girl beads!!! Sounds like you are busy busy in the words of a very wise woman who once called me when I was feelin' a little stressed out: "BREATH GIRLFRIEND"!!! :)

  5. You make me tired just reading your list. So much for the long, lazy days of summer! Good luck fitting it all in! :)

  6. Haha, we are busy little bees aren't we :0)
    Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog this morning.
    Good luck with all your activities

  7. Summer is a hectic time, especially when moms have the kids home from school for the summer.

    Love Suburban Girl Studio, it was fun to browse her shop, found myself longing for so many of her pretty handcrafted beads.

  8. Summer time can be crazy, especially when the kids are home from school.

    I thought I had left a comment on this wonderful post of yours but as I looked back I realized that I had gotten side tracked. You have so many lovely links in this post I began visiting them and forgot where I had started out from. :D


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