Friday, September 17

Catch-up Post

When you wait a few months before up-dating a blog, it gets confusing to create an interesting one. There seems to be too many things I want to put on the blog, so, why did I wait so long to up-date? Good question. Anyway, here is an assortment of things I've done and places I've gone to. I hope to do better about up-dating in the future. I do have some new things I am 'wanting' to do, don't know if I will be able to accomplish them or not. Time will tell.

This is a painting that Sherie requested. I like the way it looks in this spot.

The wrap bowl is for a friend as a thank you gift. I do like making these.

I did this painting for my bedroom. I had seen this idea in a store and decided to try it myself, I am very happy with it. The bird is actually the blue bird that is on my header.

I decided to repaint my kitchen wall that I had painted a faux brick a few years ago. I loved the brick look but it was like one day I got up and just had to repaint it. I'm just glad I like the way it turned out. This is before.

Another before.

And ta da......after. I love it!

Another after.

This is something I just kinda played with. It was a new brand of paint I was playing with and I decided I liked it too! It is Golden Heavy paint and with a glass bead gel over it. I do like color in case you were wondering....

I took a beginning glass class and made these flowers. I really expected them to be tacky, but, I
did like how they turned out. Hopefully I will do a few more classes with some pretty projects.

Made this skirt. I hadn't really done any sewing for quite a few years, so this was an easy pattern and I absolutely love it. I want to make one for winter out of a light wool, maybe..

A very sweet young woman, a friend of my daughter Sherie, gave me some knitting markers she had made. I wish I had taken a picture of her package before I opened it. She did a very professional job. Since I'm not a great knitter I decided to make them into a necklace. I did so without changing her markers in any way. So, if I ever get good enough to use them for the markers they were made for, I can.
I did get pictures of the packaging she made, to show.

I made the necklace and just used the markers as a drop. I love the way it turned out. It is jade and silver.

The picture below is of a new project I'm working on, I might succeed and then again I might not. I am enjoying trying.

Last time I was in Germany I saw tumbled glass used in landscaping. After much searching I finally found a company I could order it from. Something you may have guessed about me. I love glass and I love color......

The rest of the pictures are taken on outings or trips.

The following were taken in San Francisco at the Japanese Tea Gardens. This day was a record breaking hot day for San Francisco.....

You can't really appreciate how tall this bridge is from this picture. Just notice Sherie is walking sideways and holding on.

And she made me go up too.

This is on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge looking back across to San Francisco.

The following pictures were taken in Monterey and Carmel on a visit to see my granddaughter Corrie.

I wonder if the seal get to actually ride in the boats.......

It was one of those beautiful Monterey days.

I got to stay in the big yellow B & B years ago.

Corrie and I went to our favorite cheese shop in Carmel and got cheese and crackers and ate on the patio. Because we (I) was silly enough to wear the cheese hat; our picture will be on their website (so they said).

Corinnea this dog reminded me of Brink....

Can't have a beach without at least one kite.

These were two dragon kites. They were very cool in the way they moved.

Carmel Beach.

Monterey Greek Festival

I want the huge jar and pillar

Our token pictures.

Silomar Beach.

Marina State Beach.....

Surfing USA



corinnea said...

So glad you posted! Tons of fun stuff.
Love the kitchen! All of your art is great. Glad you went to see Corrie. Fun to see that area.
Don't wait so long next time! ha ha

insanely crafty said...

LOVE seeing all of the photos thanks for catching us up with what you've been up to!!! Love seeing the stuff from your glass class! I REALLY like the kitchen in yellow! It looks fantastic!

Kelly's Korner said...

Lovely stuff Norma! I'm especially diggin those glass flowers!

Jennifer said...

Well hello there!!! Nice to see you again:) I love all you've been doing and you have been busy! The glass flowers are to die for! And soo cool about your fountain. really cool idea!

Valerie Gardner said...

I loved looking at all your pictures, Norma. Loved the new kitchen color! And the necklace...beautiful!! Good job on everything. One thing that can be said about those Smith girls....they're certainly creative!!

Joan's Good Life said...

Gosh! How did I miss this post? I know what you mean. Sometimes it's like work to get the blogging done. And most of the time it's when I have tons of things I want to blog about. You had TONS! It looks like you have a very full and very busy life! Love the kitchen re-do! Love, love, love the tumbled glass fountain! And the paintings and the flowers... well, they are just fabulous! I LOVE seeing all the neat things you do to your house!
P.S. We'll be going to San Fran. next summer! I've got to visit the japanese gardens again! Thanks for the reminder! ;-)