Sunday, August 21, 2016

Jewelry Making

I've been making more jewelry lately.
I would very much like to start selling it.
I often make things and give them away to friends.
However,  I have been advised to start selling them.
I've never taken any classes. What I make I learn through books and YouTube tutorials.
I love that you can use the Internet and books to teach yourself. That's not saying that I  wouldn't enjoy taking  a few classes.
I feel that even though I've been doing making things for years, I still need a bit more practice so that what I put out there to sell is of good quality.
Last night I took out my ring mandrel and made a couple of wire wrapped rings.
I had not made any rings in a couple of years, so I am rusty.
I think I  will just keep these for myself.
I will post a few more things I've made recently.

This is a beaded dragonfly.
I'm not sure exactly how I will use it yet.
I'd like to make bracelets and earrings using  these type of beads.
It is very time consuming but absolutely worth it.
We'll see what this week brings. 
It's going to be a very busy, stressful week at work.
Summer camp is over on Thursday and by Friday morning we have to be packed and ready to move back to our location in Ossining. 
Then it will be time to set up my classroom for the new school year! In only a few days time, it's a lot to do!
Oh well, one day at a time .
Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Hello Again!

It's been such a long time since I've posted!
I have missed doing so and here I  am.
I suppose I  stopped because it seemed like I had nothing of interest to share.
But I have been thinking I want to do it for me & perhaps for my family to look back on.
In any case I will post about what I do at my job. What I do with my family.
The crafts I work on , my thoughts etc...
The thing is to get back into it !
If I meet friends along the way, great!

Sunday, February 23, 2014


It has been a very snowy winter here in New York...and many other parts of the North East as well.
I hear so many complaints about the temperatures and the snow, but hey, it IS winter! It is supposed to be cold and snow is expected in the winter months isn't it?
It can be a pain due to the road conditions and although it looks so pretty freshly fallen ,after a couple of days it looks a bit icky in some places because it turns black with dirt.
I say grin and bear it and take photos ! It makes the tree branches and landscape look quite lovely.
So enjoy the beauty of it all.Before we know it Summer will come around and then we'll all be complaining about the heat and humidity! :)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

NF Blo-Ma

“Roses and thorns are parts of the same plant. Somehow though, some people are concerned mainly about the roses. The rose is not on the plant for more than a week, but the thorns are there forever.

Roses are teaching that the beauty of life will bloom, once you have taught yourself the lessons given by living with the thorns.” 

This post is part of the Nature Footstep meme. A meme all about flowers and macro shots.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Beauty of Spring!

I just love Spring! Everything is blooming & adorning our surroundings so beautifully ! Even these tiny little flowers!

Visit NF BLO-MA for more beautiful flower posts!@ Natures footstep

Monday, May 20, 2013

Mornings with Mary

Great Mother
You who are of me
and around me
Guide me through this day
Teach me the way
Through the darkness
and confusion
Grant to me
Courage, balance, peace
and love for this day
So mote it be!

Art by : Mary Angelico

Saturday, May 18, 2013

My seagulls for Camera Critters

I found a nice Saturday meme called Camera Critters ,which is all about photos of...
You guessed! Animals & critters.
I decided to share these photos of seagulls I took down by the Ossining Waterfront last Fall.
I was so amazed at how many there were flying around there that day.I'd never seen so many at one time in that particular area. I got many shots of them ,these three are my favorite!

There are lots of great photos shared for this meme.Just go visit:

Camera Critters
Also linked to:Nature Footstep meme

Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday Funnies

Yay! It's Friday! The weekend is here and I get to relax! Scratch that!It's time to catch up with all the things I was too tired or too lazy to do during the week. Yes, I suffer from PROCRASTINATION! I admit it!
It's always been a struggle .I know it isn't funny.I'm working on it...I promise.
I found this on Pinterest and found it so appropriate for me!

I would love some tips on overcoming this problem!If you have any leave a comment! ;-)

Enjoy your Friday!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mornings With Mary

It's been such a long time since I posted!It's not even that I don't want to,it's more because of time and or lack of inspiration! I truly would like to change that!
A lovely lady over at Recuerda Mi Corazon invited me to join in on posting on Monday mornings and share a photo and or inspiration about Our Lady Mary.The invitation came months ago and each Monday I meant to post but never actually got to it,because by the time I had the opportunity to post it was already Monday night! *sigh..But tonight I decided to go ahead and post this photo I took of the Virgin Mary this past Easter,even if it IS after 9:00 p.m.!
Most people that know me are aware that I am not religious ,but I am spiritual.I don't exactly view Mary as most people do.But she is MY higher power,a source of comfort & hope for me.So thank you Rebecca for inviting me to join you on Mondays to honor Mary.It means so much to me that you did so,and I promise to post on as many Mondays as I can....even if it's not in the morning! ;)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Project Life 365

“And I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time. That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry and talking to animals. That a day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered. But most of all, I learned that life is about sitting on benches next to ancient creeks with my hand on her knee and sometimes, on good days, for falling in love.”
― Nicholas Sparks

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Thoughts for Thursday

My Thursday turned out pretty good. It was my first day back to work after my little vacation. I was apprehensive about it for reasons that I won't waste time writing about. It just goes to show worrying is a waste of time! It's always been a thing with me! I am a worry wart!
So it's Thursday and I want to get back to blogging "Thoughts for Thursday".
I want to write about a very
special person :
I am so blessed to have Carolina in my life. She has been part of my family since I was nine years old. We've gone through a lot of ups and downs, trials and tribulations . She has been the best friend anyone can have and she is my mom's bestie. She has a generous heart and even though she can have her grumpy moments she is one of the kindest people I know!

This morning was freezing and she knows I have asthma and I do walking to get to the bus and then up a hill to work. So she took the time to pick me up from home and take me to work. Not only that but she gave me a beautiful , warm scarf and mitten set!
It made me feel loved and cared for. Which sometimes when I'm in the pity pot I feel so unloved. But not today! Today I felt gratitude.
I feel hopeful that this year will be a good year. A year of positive changes and new experiences.
A year that I will hopefully shed fears instead of tears.
I am hopeful!
Before I sign off I want to share a photo of a Raggedy Ann doll my friend Carol bought for me this past Summer. My older daughters think she is horrid. But Kylie and I think she's quite cute! What do you think?

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

January 1st

The first day of the year is here and the only resolution I consciously made was to allow more time for creative expression. I can live with that right now!
Hopefully this will include more blogging!:) So for today I accomplished spending part of my day making an eyeglass holder I'm giving as a gift and a pair of earrings & I blogged about it! Good start!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Autumn 2012 Photos

Autumn is my favorite time of year. I love the colors, the crispness in the air, the Halloween and harvest decorations!
I've been snapping tons of photos of my surroundings this Fall.
I'll be posting them here over the next few posts.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Shock my pic

So I discovered a new app for iPhone that I am drooling over!
It's called shock my pic.It makes
photos look like paintings.

Here are some of my photos edited with it!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Happy birthday John!

I was really hoping to be able to make it into Manhattan for John's birthday at Strawberry Fields today!
It would've been awesome,because the past two days at work have been nightmares!
But.. I couldn't go sadly!I have to plan a bit better and go on December 8th!
Anyway John, I was there in spirit!
Yes I was!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Party City

Westchester is so beautiful in all seasons. I love all the trees here! Whenever I am on the bus or in the car
I'm delighted with the view. It never gets old!
Today we went to Party City to look at costumes for Little Miss Kylie. We had a grand time taking pictures for challenges on Instagram. Which I completely addicted to. I am amazed at all the beautiful photos people post.
Anyone who knows ME , knows I am constantly taking pictures. I am learning a lot from Instagramers! I would definitely love to take photography classes and digital media classes! I'm going to have to get more information on that!
I'm posting this from my iPhone and I haven't figured out how to post more than one photo!
Hopefully I can figure it out!