Monday, June 19, 2006

Sorry about the lack of posting...

it's been a busy week and it continued straight into the weekend! Adam and I went to Hagerstown Saturday and stayed overnight. Adam went to a few meetings at the AA convention and Sandy (mom-in-law) and I made anklets all evening long! What fun... we ended making 2 for ourselves and 1 for Rob and 1 for Danielle... it was only fair, they supplied us with the handmade glass beads.

What you say... Danielle and Rob have homemade glass beads! They do and they handed them over to have anklets made out of them. Actually Danielle, in her 'get rid of everything before we move' bequeathed the glass bead making kit to me.... so she came over Friday night and taught Adam and I how to make glass beads. It involves a blow torch and patience... yeah, awesome combo...

Oh and Paco... I swear, I was supposed to go to Hagerstown Friday night... it was a last minute decision to go Saturday morning... ask Danielle, she was peeved that I didn't go to the pool with her!

Anyway, here are a few pictures from the bead making extravaganza...


Adam working on his masterpiece.


Spinning the glass over the flame.


Danielle and I - always up for a photo op!

Anyway... Sandy and I made anklets out of hemp rope and homemade glass beads... it was a lot of fun! Then we hung out with Adam's dad Sunday morning, headed home, did a mad cleaning frenzy and had my dad and his girlfriend over for dinner. It was a great night and Adam made a fantastic meal! Lemon butter caper orange roughy, edamame, wheat pasta with tomatoes, garlic and lime and strawberry salad with poppy seed vinaigrette dressing! Good times... and I married a great man!

Oh and Paco - (lots of shout outs for you!) tell wifey that we had berries with balsamic vinaigrette over vanilla bean ice cream for dessert and it was fantabulous!!!!

Life is good ~

4 comments:

kathi said...

I want an anklet! And thanks for making me so hungry at 6:30 a.m.

So true, you married a great man. Sounds so much like mine. Blessed girl, you are!

TortfeasorG said...

Dinner I can make... Glass beads... not so much...

Good times though!

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LoveLladro said...

Kathi - You got it... favorite colors? natural fiber or white? I am on it! Oh, and sorry for making you so hungry but I am not sorry for eating his dinner... man was it delish!!!

Hubby - dinner yes, amazing... glass beads, you could use a course... or at least the knowledge that beads cannot be reheated and melted once they have cooled... live and learn ;~)

Craig - aka Paco said...

Sounds like you did have a busy weekend! I am jealous that you couldn't come play with me though, especially since Ali was out of town. The bike and I missed you so!

I will be sure to tell Ali that the berries and vinagrette went over well. She is always excited when people use her recipies! Hope all is well with you.

Paco