Monday, April 30, 2007

Wolfen Cam Monday

Smile for the camera
Originally uploaded by skillj.

Here is Wolfen with his cousin, Vanilla. He is staying at Grandma's while we are in temp housing. She lives in the country in what I like to call Wisconsin Heights, since it's about 10 min away from the border.


Friday, April 13, 2007

My Kind of Town, Chicago is.....

Mostly everyone knows this, but we are headed back to Chi-town at the end of the month. The boy accepted a job out there...I am very excited and very sad all at the same time. In the (almost)3 years that I have lived out here, I’ve met some really wonderful people…especially the folks at the SnB group. New York is an awesome city, but it can definitely be a grind. My relationship with the city can truly be described as a love/hate relationship, but no matter how crappy I felt when I walked into the Point on Tuesday nights, I always left feeling recharged and ready to face any bullshit that the city could (and would) throw my way. I have to wrap this up now cause I’m sitting here crying at my work desk, but I just want everyone to know that I will REALLY miss you, I was blessed to have met you and that you’re all welcome to stay with me if you find yourself in Chicago...and I hope we do keep in touch. Enough mushy stuff, I’ll leave you with these:

More Flower Petal Bibs! These are the last of the lot. Again I used Rowan Handknit Cotton, except the yellow i-cord is LB cottonease.

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Monday, April 09, 2007

How I Spent My Easter/Passover Break

Earrings for me!
Originally uploaded by skillj.

I finally got around to making some of these for myself. I used up all the blue glass beads on Isobel's pair, so I used a seed bead mix for mine and of course, sterling silver findings. If you would like a pair, email me at and I will send a paypal invoice for $25.

I also made some more earrings from dyed Mother of pearl sticks:

My friend, Kenyatta, commissioned me to make some pieces for her since she got her first real, grown-up corporate job (she's proffed, tutored and consulted from a home office...kudos to anyone who can make it to their 30's without being a slave to the man...but she did say that it's great to have benefits, and that government benefits are THE BOMB!)
I made this necklace from carnelian, jade and bali sterling.

This necklace I made using the same shell and seed beads as my earrings.

And since I was in the bead store, I picked up another little something for me. These chunky, lovely beads caught my eye and I had to have them. I'm not sure what they are but they are semi-precious stones.

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