Saturday, January 19, 2013

Uganda or bust!!

Some pics of my recent medical mission trip to Uganda.  Hope you enjoy! Visit for more pics!!


Friday, May 25, 2012

Ever wonder...

why  mail takes so long to get to where it's going?  Here's a package that's going overseas.....apparently taking the longest possible route to get out of the country.

I imagine the route of the package probably involves logistics beyond my comprehension but seriously? It had to go to Miami and then back up to New York?  Does it also then take a trip to Seattle and maybe to San Fran before finally exiting the USA?  Maybe this is why the USPS is losing $$.

Friday, March 16, 2012

I think it's called inabilitytostopitis....

No.  I don't really have an illness.  I think I'm simply afflicted with something all people who are even slightly creative suffer from.  We are irresistibly drawn to colorful things.  Doesn't matter if it's fabric, glass, whatever.  You name it we just have to have every color that exists of it!!

So that's how this got started......

Sadly, that IS my collection of scrub hats.  I started making them because I really couldn't afford to buy every single one that caught my eye.  I figured since I was pretty handy with a sewing machine maybe I could figure out how to make my own.  I won't even tell you how many hats now reside in drawers in my sewing room.

Uh huh.  I don't have a problem....not at all!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Baby steps....

First attempts to meet the creative muse half way :)  I have to say that even though I do like the traditional gemstone cabochons there is really something to be said for the quirky, one-of-a-kind slumped murrini.  I think I might continue that line....they make me happy.

Hope you had a great weekend wherever you are.  It's supposed to hit the 80s this week.  My goodness...straight from winter to summer!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The little things....

This semester I am finding myself with a little bit of time on my hands.  This is such a luxury at times I just don't even know what to do with myself!  Besides trying to find my creative muse again I've been trying to catch up with old friends and it's been such a blast to see everyone but most especially my most favourite little girl - the cheeser.

She's growing up WAY too fast and all it does is serves to remind me of the passing of time.  Still, it's such a wonderful thing - having the pleasure of watching her grow up.  I'm honored to be Auntie Yee :D

I'm hoping that I'll get to spend more time with family and friends this year as well as getting back to some more creative endeavors.  Speaking of which....last night the girls and I went to Crooks Corner in Chapel Hill.  If you've never been you've got to go.  'Nuf said.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Need your suggestions...

So I'm trying to get back on the bandwagon of creativity :)  My goal for this month is to spend at least one day each week at the torch.  So, in the spirit of getting back at it I need motivation for my next torching session.

What would you like to see out of the next session?  Pressed beads? Scrollwork? Organic? Silver glass? You name it and if it strikes my fancy I'll give it a go.  I'll sweeten the pot by saying that some lucky person may be the recipient of something the kiln spits out :D

Looking forward to hearing all your suggestions!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Welcome back!!

Has it really been THAT long?  REALLY??  Hard to believe almost a year as passed since I last updated and the saddest part of that is what have I really done in that period of time?  It's been all school all the time. I feel like I kinda just stepped out of a time warp where that last time I posted I still had some semblance of a life and then it went poof and here I am in 2012 and maybe I might just have some semblance of a life again??

So, to celebrate the fact that I actually had more than an hour to do something fun I got on the torch today and this is what I came up with.  I tried to stick to simple stuff.  This is about all I could do but I have high hopes for the next torching session!

So...that's what I've got for now :) I hope to see you back here soon (and I really mean that!)