I have been on vacation for almost 3 weeks and have had a great time visiting with family, doing some Staycation activities at home and lastly a wonderful trip to the Beach in Maine where the weather was sunny and the water much warmer than usual.
Tree House My husband Jochen began building for the grandchildren--They helped put up the ladder stairs.
I made these fold form earrings
All of us--parents, aunt, kids made these fold form leaves
we had never done it before--it was such fun and the results so exciting
Jochen redid our deck during this time. You can see it under the outdoor fireplace my son and his wife are putting together for me --my birthday present.
We had such fun cooking hot dogs and makings Smores over the fire--even when it rained
Fishing was by far the favorite activity of the kids. They fished in the good weather, in the rain and in the dark. They caught them and then put them back. Never tired of it.
The roof on the new part of my studio was put on during the Staycation part of my vacation
I received my copy of Heather Powers' book and could show off my pieces in it to my family. And later during the stay home part, I had time to write a review of it for Amazon.com and my Newsletter. What a wonderful book. I feel so honored to be a part of it.
Now my Etsy Shop is back open and I am preparing my September Newsletter and adding pieces to my website. I am going to spend this week reading all those blog posts I missed. I have quite a bit more traveling planned for September so I didn't participate in the Bead Soup Blog Hop but look
forward to seeing what all of you have made.
I am glad to be back. It feels good to be blogging again after such a nice long vacation. Thanks for stopping by.