This week has found me acting like the meaning of my name...busy as a "bee"! With the anticipation of more weekend guests, I thought it was time I cleaned the house. Now with Hurricane Andrea making her way up the eastern seaboard promising us rain starting tonight through the weekend, I suspect the guests will come another time. Darn...I could have been crafting! The second batch of cucumbers didn't make it after I planted them so that end's this year's gardening attempt. I have about five gourd plants that I planted--they look good, so we'll see.
Yesterday, the core members of my oil painting class (which was disbanded over a year ago) met up at the teacher's house for a reunion of sorts. It was sad to see that both he and his wife are beginning to fail, or I should say their bodies are. After all, he is 90 and she is 92. Still, we all had a fun couple of hours after which he gifted us all with one of his paintings.
My latest project is french beaded Ivy in gold beads--a custom order for the same person who requested the golden ferns:
These were really fun and a little addictive to make--I can see some green one finding their way into my shop soon!