Getting ready for Hidden In The Hills

Thursday, September 29, 2022

September just flew by and now we're in the final stretch, preparing for our local Hidden In The Hills Artist Studio Tour. In November I will be back...

Kumihimo Lariat

Saturday, September 17, 2022

I saw a bead crochet lariat in a magazine and thought, "I can do that", which I could have.
But why crochet when I could challenge myself with recreating...

Kumi Class in Flagstaff

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Flagstaff, cooler temps, YES!
I will be teaching a beginning Kumihimo class for the Fiber Artists of Northern Arizona on SATURDAY, August 13th.

Bo- Our handsome catahoula boy

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

This week we bid farewell to our oldest boy Bo. At age 14, he is the last of the four dogs we raised together through several residential moves and many...

A Feather for Arlene

Thursday, June 23, 2022

I found this fabulous silver feather that was perfect for a wrap-around bracelet. Inspired by kindred spirit and beading buddy Janey, created in honor...

Beaded Kumihimo Necklace

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Recently I’ve been working on beaded Kumihimo necklaces. This is one I’m keeping for myself :-)
I will have a wide selection of Kumihimo necklaces...

Mirrix Loom

Saturday, April 30, 2022

April was spent learning to weave on a Mirrix Loom I purchased way back in 2006. Talk about procrastination! That loom sat in its original packaging...

Reasons I Teach

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

I wanted to write about why I teach but while I was clearing drawers in my studio I ran across this article by Dawn von Rosen, Expression Magazine, September/October...

February 2022

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

BRRRRRRR!
Maybe I'm just getting older, or maybe it's just been colder!
January has kept me indoors dressed up in snuggly sweaters. When I...

Home For The Holidays

Saturday, January 1, 2022

The best laid plans...
I was looking forward to a month of celebration. A December to remember -- NOT! I am so happy to put 2021 behind me and move...

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