Sunday, January 4, 2009

Where Am I?

Happy New Year! Did everyone have a nice holiday? We had a great time. In brief, the Short One discovered the joys of sprinkles (see above), perfected his gift-unwrapping skills (the evening we gave his Mom's Morning Away teachers their gifts, he announced cheerfully that "Ms. Sheryl helped me unwrap her gift"), learned about the virtues of a white-bearded man in a red suit who has been known to say "Ho, Ho, Ho" and discovered that he really would prefer to stay home with his new Christmas gift diner set than do, oh, pretty much anything else (as Mom and Dad discovered, in turn, whenever we had to peel him away from it to do such important things as visit the aquarium or the Wonderland Express train exhibit at the Botanic Garden, eat out at the S.O.'s favorite restaurants, etc., etc. - life is tough when you're not the master of your destiny, let me tell you).

I'm sure you will be thrilled to hear that I'm more or less recovered from the festivities at this point and am ready to resume regularly scheduled programming. Tomorrow. (Why do today what can be put off, etc? Can you tell that I didn't make any New Year's resolutions this year?) In the meantime, I thought I should pass along the weekly bead and jewelry links that I completely forgot to even attempt to contribute to this week: Jewelry Making
Tammy takes a look in her jewelry box and picks out her top 10 jewelry projects for 2008.

Art Bead Scene
ABS Editor Cindy Gimbrone shares her favorite post from 2008. Junk Envy!

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi makes some felt bundles for rings!

Jewelry & Beading
Cyndi is wondering what the best advice you every received is...

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
When beadist Kim Miles comes up with some new ideas, they are always fantastic! Check these out!

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's famous poem, The Raven, Andrew creates a shopping guide to raven and crow-themed beads and pendants.

Thanks for visiting.


Christina said...

Welcome back. :) Sounds like you had a nice break!

Andrew Thornton said...

Sounds like you had a busy time! Looks like the SO is a little chef. He'd get on with Azalea well. She loves to cook as well.

Melissa J. Lee said...

Hi Christina! Hope you and N. and the family had a nice holiday, too. We certainly got enough snow that week, eh?

Andrew, Given how mouth-watering the culinary creations you post on your blog look, its sounds as if a talent for cooking runs in the family! The SO is quite a keen cook, extending from the kitchen to a variety of play food-type items. We tend to cook and play, play and cook most of the day, as a result.