Thursday, January 28, 2010

Getting Better all the time!

Well a little better anyways.. writing blogs I mean. So I have a really great tip for people who, like me, wash a dish at a time rather than putting them in the dishwasher. Not that I was "one" dish at a time.. but I use a dish, leave it out.. then when I need to use it again I have to wash it.. I used to squirt a bit of dish soap out and clean it, but it was bother me because all the soaps are "ultra" concentrated now and I am sure I am using too much. I got a sprayer bottle and made a dish soap mixture. Now when I use the dish... I spray the dish soap mixture on it and easy as pie... it is ready to brush a bit and rinse.. I love my little idea.
I feel like I have finally recovered from the Holiday rush, the big sale, and inventory etc... Now to get ready for Tucson. During January we were fortunate enough to have a couple of great bead teachers. Huib Petersen and Met Immon. I learned from met how to properly stretch your beading thread, and that fireline can be colored by using your inkjet color cartridge. We made some great little shoes, and a beautiful right angle we necklace. Met had us working on the Egyptian wave bracelet, and crystal triad. Very interesting. Not constructed at all the way I thought. We learned how many times each thread size passes thru different beads.
Cynthia Rutledge, Melanie Potter are coming up.. a couple of the classes are sold out already so if you are interested don't delay. Happy beading everyone.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone!... I have to say I think I am more excited about 2010 than I have been about any other year. Not that 2009 was bad. I actually had and accomplished alot of goals and had fun. I think it just got so crazy at the end of the year with sales, and my final pushes to clear out clutter, and then do inventory that I just feel tired and ready to put that behind and start anew. The end of year sale went great, thanks to all of you that attended. And a special thanks to those of you who showed up every day. I hope everyone had a great holiday time with friends and family. Liisa and Jaani come over for Christmas. We played on the Wii that I got myself for my birthday, and we ate little pizza's for lunch. Use some really healthy and hearty english muffins, made from sprouted grains. They tasted a little too healthy. For dinner we went all out with homemade potatoe soup. Simple. Well Liisa and Jaani might have had to stop and get pizza on the way home. It was a fun day till we started playing monoply on the wii. OMG it started dragging. Get money buy things, owe money and have to sell... Liisa, Jaani and I were all trying to escape but Erkki wouldn't let us go bankrupt so we made some crazy selling deals to get out of the game..It was funny. So now the new year starts... We have several new beading classes we are working on, and I am excited to have time to work on that.. Have a safe and happy year. Glenda