Monday, August 31, 2015

Fires

Fires

     There are a lot of forest fires around here.  Thankfully, none next to my house.  Since they are so close, it is extremely smokey at times.  Here is the sunrise, from my front yard.





Later, that morning, we took a drive into Montana.  This fire was near the road.
 


 

Friday, August 28, 2015

Garden Pendant

Garden Pendant

    Here is a pendant, from the Garden Collection.  I need to tweak the pattern, slightly. 
 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Wildlife

Wildlife

     We have lots of wildlife at our new place...snowshoe hares, deer, and turkeys.  

     My favorite little bunny is "Dot."  She is a young snowshoe hare with a little dot on her forehead.  She likes to hang out by our bedroom window.  She's so adorable, I just want to hold her.  Of course, she is very wild and won't let anyone get near her.
 




We have two birthing times for deer, early spring and then again in July.  This little deer is from the later season.  








 


 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Blue Lakes

Blue Lakes

     While looking for houses, we stayed at Blue Lakes Camping Resort.  Supposedly, the lake is bottomless.  While sitting on the dock, a turtle swam up to me.  He was the lookout.  I looked around and found a machine that had dog food in it.  I bought a handful and through some in the lake.  Soon after that, turtles from all over the lake was swarming in.  And after that, tons of bullheads (small catfish-like fish) came swarming in.








 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Garden Earrings

Garden Earrings

     Here are the matching earrings.  They looked better before the picture.  They had gotten a bit smashed in my bag.
 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Garden Necklace

Garden Necklace

      I haven't tatted for 3 weeks.  This was done while we were looking for houses.
 



Friday, August 21, 2015

Herman

Herman

     My husband found a turtle in our yard.  I named him Herman and tried to give him a carrot.  He didn't want it.



 





 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Bathroom

Bathroom

    We remodeled the bathroom.  The old...(they took the dressing table with them.)  We had to step up on a bench to get into the tub.



The new....




  






 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Very Sad Day

Thi is an extremely sad day.  I'm pretty  much unpacked and couldn't find my sketch book with my latest tatting patterns!!

I just remembered,  I put it in my desk, right before we moved.  Unfortunately,  we didn't have any room on our last trip, so I took a few things out of my desk.   We took the desk to the free pile, at the desk with the rest of the contents.   My tatting sketch book was tuck up, above something,  so I overlooked it :(  :(

Thankfully,  I scanned most of the book,  except for the "Garden Collection!!! 

New Collection

New Collection

    This is the proto-type for a new bracelet.  This is part of the Garden Collection.
   

 Excuse the dry arms...we live in the desert!  Lotions, just don't cut it out here.


This bracelet can be worn with the button on the bottom or the top.
 




 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Last One

Last One

      The last of the Bridal Collection.  This is a hair clip.

 For sale on West Pine Creations.


Please ignore the gray streaks.



Monday, August 17, 2015

Bridal Bling

Bridal Bling

     This was a single earring.  Had to do one more for the Bridal Collection.


For sale on West Pine Creations.


Friday, August 14, 2015

Rock Chuck

Rock Chuck

     We caught a young rock chuck, munching on some sunflowers.  




Thursday, August 13, 2015

Our New Place

A few outside pictures of our new place in Northern Idaho.   Finally,  we moved back into the trees! 

Deer

Deer

     We had a few visitors...




This was at our old place, this spring.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Tatting by the Bay

Tatting by the Bay

     Robin has a package of 6-snowflake patterns, in her Etsy shop.  This was another of her snowflake design.


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

80

80

     This was  Robin's...Tatting by the Bay, "Eclipse"  snowflake in size 80 thread. 



Monday, August 10, 2015

Bright Gold

Bright Gold

      This embellishment came from a broken, link bracelet.
 


 For Sale on West Pine Creations....see the right, side bar.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Antique

Antique

     No, not you baby sister.  Happy Birthday!!  The pendant has an antique look to it.  This was from part of a single earring.



 For Sale on West Pine Creations....see the right, side bar. 



Friday, August 7, 2015

Bridal Hanky

Bridal Hanky

      The blushing bride needs a hanky to dab at all of those tears of joy.





For Sale on West Pine Creations....see the right, side bar. 




Woo hoo..  we finally move to northern Idaho.  Pictures to come soon.  Need to unpack.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Bridal Cameo

Bridal Cameo

     This was a newer pendant.  I had to drill a few holes so the thread will attach.



     For Sale on West Pine Creations....see the right, side bar.