I thought I'd go ahead and show off The Short One's other watermelon. Cute black "seeds", eh? He went around shouting "black seeds!", "black seeds!" yesterday. It's the first time he's exhibited pride in his artwork, which reminds me, once again, of how quickly the SO is growing up.
I believe the teachers also served watermelon as the mid-morning snack. I thought the whole exercise was pretty clever. Actually, I am completely amazed by how well two teachers manage twelve toddlers. Parents are pretty much completely banned from the classroom. Although the classroom has windows, they are covered with paper and no peeking is allowed. Okay, we'll move on from this topic now. But, really, they're cute drawings, right?
Speaking of watermelon, though, we're trying to grow some in the garden this year. Not much luck there yet, although the cauliflower, tomatoes, sweet peas and bok choy seem to be coming up just fine. We have no idea if the climate here is even right for watermelon. The local nursery was carrying seedlings, and the Husband bought one on the spur of the moment. Anyone have any success on this in their gardens?
It's the last day to vote! What are you waiting for? Ahem. I thought I'd issue a last reminder. Truthfully, I think there are a lot of strong contendors in the pearls category, and I'm a little doubtful I'm going to place. Because I tend to be pessimistic by nature, I thought I'd at least try to give it my all, so I wouldn't have regrets later. Anyway, here's the link to vote. To all who have already vote, many thanks. Also, have you entered my koi pendant giveaway? There's still time!
I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
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