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Wordless Wednesday

Spring arrives on the Olympic Peninsula like Molasses

If your pantry is cold, molasses comes out like a thick tar blob.  If you warm up molasses it comes out faster and smoother.  That's how I see Spring in our neck of

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My Baby Girl has Turned Eight

 

No, I'm not one of those.  I do get that she's a dog.  I know that other people, even those that know her and think she's a sweet dog, don't get how special she is.  We can never feel the connection others feel for their pets, but we sure do understand it.

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Sicily by way of Messina

Our first trip to Sicily a few years ago was a stop in Taormina.  It's a much better choice for first timers with its amazing views from the Greek/Roman Theater of Mount Etna and the sea.  The town is small with shops and restaurants lining the hilly streets.  In one shop we bought a kitchen clock that some Sicilian potter had made with a ring of colorful fruit painted on it.

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Wordless Wednesday

Day at Sea with Scopolamine

A Shepherd, keeping watch over his sheep near the shore, saw the Sea very calm and smooth, and longed to make a voyage with a view to commerce.
 
 
He sold all his flock, invested it in a cargo of dates, and set sail.

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My Pantone Spring 2011

First let me be honest, I never design jewelry with the Pantone colors that the fashion and home industry have said will be the in colors for the season.  However, I thought it would be kind of fun to see what I've got in my shop that coordinate with the Spring 2011 announced shades since we are seeing these colors in all the clothing shops.

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Designing Jewelry is Not what I do to Relax

I absolutely love my time in my studio designing, bending, hammering, drilling, squeezing, threading, etc., but it's not what I do to relax.  When I'm working on a piece of jewelry it takes all of my focus and attention.  It's why time flies and it's dinner time before I've even started thinking about preparing it!

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Wordless Wednesday

Knock Knock. Who's There?

From the Film  Ron White:  You Can't Fix Stupid.

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