Saturday, July 30, 2011

Summertime Tease

I bought all these great beads (and Buffalo pin because I have a thing for Buffaloes and buy them when I can)at Nawbin Beads & Curiosities in Traverse City, Michigan last month. When you go to the link, check out the Fordite!
These pretties are just hanging around for the summer I guess. I am enjoying summer or rather, enjoying the inside of my vehicle this summer and beading is on hold for one more month. I may eek something out in the dead of night one of these days, though. Ya never know.
I seem to have a color scheme going on. It was completely unplanned. I just got what my wallet would allow and what spoke to me that particular day. All I can say is: Welcome Back Turquoise!!! I have missed you the past few years.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Keep it Simple

Our community is now without a bookstore.
I feel dumber already.
Browsing through the titles, sitting down on the floor in front of the shelf with the intent of leafing through a book only to be there hours later, completely engrossed in it. The conversations with strangers, the coffee that tries to be good, the cookies that look good but are not(but we occasionally buy them anyway), the recommendations the guy at the cash register always offers. Where will I get all that now? Where will my whole community get all that? It is so much more than it appears. This will force me to start using the Library again. And I am sure I will have more money in my pocket since I won't be buying, just borrowing. But it just won't be the same. I can't talk in a normal voice and truthfully, the Librarian here isn't so nice. And they don't allow food and beverages...unless you are a toddler attending story hour.

So in my yearning for what was, I soothe myself temporarily by making jewelry. I decided to keep it simple. As simple as opening a book.