Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Time Flies!!!

Carlanda, Aunt Linda, Karen and Clift (my beautiful family)!
two cousins and an aunt!
I guess time flies when you are having fun!  I can't believe I haven't written anything on here since October.  November was a GREAT month because I got to spend time with my family.  My family is very small, one aunt, one uncle and five first cousins (and I only see my aunt and two cousins).  My aunt from Texas came for nine days and we spent the weekend of the 12th in Palm Springs, CA with my cousins (her children).  My sister cousin Karen (as we call each other, since we are more sisters than cousins!), came in from Missouri with her son and his fiance.  We all ended up in Palm Springs for my other cousin Clift's 50th birthday party.  We all haven't been together as a family for quite a few years, and it really filled my heart with so much love.  Palm Springs was beautiful and oh so busy.  No recession there! The ending to the fabulous weekend was a surprise.  Clift and Doug's friends Michael and Mark were there from Las Vegas.  They have always spent Thanksgiving together, but this year everyone was going in different directions, so Michael cooked a wonderful Thanksgiving feast on Sunday afternoon for all of us.  I had tears in my eyes as I sat at that lovely table, surrounded by the people I love  and that love  me back
                                                                       Heart overflowing!

And if that wasn't enough, my aunt and I got to meet up with Annie Hooten and her friend Cynde Tagg for lunch.  They came in from New Mexico and attended a clay convention in Las Vegas.  We were facebook friends.
Aunt Linda, Carlanda and Annie Hooten

Then it was non stop getting ready for Doodlebug Craft Bazaar here in Boulder City on Dec. 3rd. Earrings and button rings and soldered pendants and collaged wooden beads and seashell jewelry and journals.....oh my! This was the second year I did this.  This year the weather was cold, windy and rainy so there were less people out than last year.  But all in all it was successful.  I shared a booth with my friend Marlene and saw many old and new friends.  I even met a facebook friend Rebecca Smith "in real life"!  She has a beautiful blog called Patina Moon, check it out.  Beautiful photography and lots of eye candy!   Thank you to everyone that came out.

one of my tables

jewelry display

December started off good!  I was published in the December 2011 issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine, the December issue of Cloth Paper Scissors gift and holiday issue (ornament challenge) and Kimberly Moore's Smart-Zine.  Much gratitude.
Belle Armoire Jewelry December, 2011

Next on the list.....open my etsy shop!

Next time I shall write less and more often! Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you all have the most wonderful Christmas and the happiest and healthiest New Year to come.  xo

What do you want Santa to bring you?