Saturday, January 24, 2009

Feeling springy

I have total cabin fever. I know that i should not complain because we had a full week+ of 70 degree days here just last week. The clouds have only been here for a few days. I mean come on, the kids were playing in the ocean on Monday. I guess after so many dreary Oregon winters, I crave sunshine 24/7.
I went bead shopping today and got some killer deals, like 45% off my entire purchase, woohooo. This was my birthday present for this year. A week early but I had coupons to use, a special Chinese New year's discount and a limited supply of semi precious stones and I have been everywhere looking for the right Jade to make a flat spiral bracelet for my mom's co-worker. (Yes I found it!)
I also got some new seeds and this is how I know I am feeling springy! I am a black kinda gal. All my jewelry is black with white or blue or silver. Maybe some dark emerald green here and there. These are the seeds I bought today.

Other than replacing my red 8/0 that I used, the rest are screaming spring flowers to me and I didn't even realize it until I got home! So now what to do with these colors? I also bought some stuff to try bead crochet. I will have to stop and get a smaller hook at Jo-ann's tomorrow on my lunch. I tried with my grandma's hook I have and it's just too big. But even the mixes I picked for those look springy.

And of course when I took out my camera, JoJo had to have a mini photo shoot.

Here is JoJo and Gizmo.

Gizmo thinking why are you letting this crazy child hold me!

Jordan showing us her crazy face!

And yes, Gizmo is now hiding from her in his safe place. Under my feet at the desk. At least he keeps my tootsies warm!

Oh yeah, I almost forgot, I am having a total blast blog surfing the OWOH participants. If you haven't checked it out yet, see my blog post here


joeyandaleethea said...

hehe! Such cuuuute photos!! What an awesome kiddo, love that crazy face!!

Jax said...

Yeah, she will do anything to get her photo taken!

Sarah said...

So sweet!

Cathie said...

Did you notice we too, have a "Gizmo" and a "Toby"? What a cutie puss that fluffy ball is. JoJo can hold her own too - she's adorable. Looks like we have some of the same interests - little girls, dogs & beads (and fabric)!!
Thanks for entering my OWOH, please do enter me into yours. how fun!