I have been so entranced with flowing solder, counting holiday cards and cutting labels...
That all my days ran into one big spiral.
So, I fell of the planet a little.
But, there are fresh treats now in the shop.
So, that's extra fun stuff ;)
I listen to movies, radio shows and audio-books when I work.
I rarely look up, so my mind is really accustomed to listening.
I find that thrillers can make me work more steadily and focused.
I made a handful of fresh pendants.
Hung them on their ribbons...
And polished them up.
I think they make scrumptious gifts for you or others.
They are a bit bigger in person than they seem onscreen.
They have a nice weight, and sparkle too.
I loooove soldering.
My very loud and active brain, I have learned, enjoys work where I zone out.
I wish it would go on vacation sometimes.
The only time it shuts up and gives me any peace is when I am painting, or soldering, and especially throwing on the wheel. Goodness I love that zen space.
The bonus, treasures emerge.
Also, I did some inventory and stocked up the Christmas card section.
So, if anyone is in need of holiday cards, the shop is stocked.
If anyone would like a bigger assortment or amount for sending, let me know and I can make a card pack with many more, or a different variety.
I am beyond glad to do so.
Also, I have gotten oodles of requests for my funny holiday jar labels behind the scenes.
So, I made a bunch of them and put them in the shop as well.
They are so fun and giggle worthy.
Decorating your jars is extra fun.
I love that part.
So, there ya go, stocking up for the holidays, which are not far on the horizon.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, gasp!!
On the home front news.
You won't believe this.
It has been 75' - 81'F the last few days.
(that is 24' - 27' C)
Can you believe it?
There are roses coming up everywhere.
But more importantly, yesterday I stood in a flurry of hundreds of butterflies.
Yellow, orange, white and blue ones.
I tried to take pictures, but they were so fast.
I'll try again today.
At one point several yellow ones gathered together and flew around me in a circle.
Then some beautiful white butterflies chased each other endlessly.
It was so interesting.
The basil flowers were covered in a gazillion varieties of little blueish moths.
Moths that look more like butterflies, so I am not sure.
It's an extra spring for certain.
I think that is why the holidays are so odd here.
It stays warm so far into fall, that Halloween and Thanksgiving can be one big blur.
But if we don't plunge, then Christmas smacks us on the forehead, and before you know it, it's February.
Life is a whirlwind I tell ya, a whirlwind.
Okay, off I go for now.
What's happening in your world???
Tell me, I wanna know :)