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Shows During The Holidays!

Having a few shows lined up back to back is one thing. Planning them during the holidays is another. Determined not to let this oh so fun pastime become a stresser I have to do a lot of planning ahead. As I mentioned in my last post I steer clear of over booking myself with other activities and strive to put all my energy into the fun stuff. That would of course be my creative life. I have 2 things planned for the weekend. Tonight I have my first home show and getting my quilt guild Christmas swap present well under way. 
I can't post the guild present yet but here are a few of my most recent jewelry projects. 

Earrings from tiny spoons
Beaded 3 strand pearls and crystals This is a style I seldom do but saw these beads and they just lead me down this road. 
Pretty cross in earth tone crystals
My personal fav right now Amber and brass
Brass and crystal earrings
My new favorite thing - Guilders Paste This stuff is wonderful and comes in a ton of colors. After it sits up (about 24 hours) it won&#…

My Perfect Holiday

Is sure not what it used to be. In years past I would start decorating for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving and spend DAYS decorating almost every room in the house. This year I have a 4 ft tree in the living room a little garland on the mantel and my Jim Shore Santa's and Angels. DONE! in under 2 hours. 


I would have been stressing about Thanksgiving dinner and what I would make. Is the house looking wonderful. Is every little thing put away. Oh who cares. The house is clean (pretty much) and our simple Thanksgiving dinner will be just as yummy as one I spent days dealing with. And I'll have energy left to play with Ian. 

It seems to me that I just don't have enough time in each day to get the things done I want/need to do. As I've gotten older thou I have figured out that not all those things really need to get done. So I don't have time to put up all my customary Christmas decorations without staying up half the night and killing myself. Who will care? I will …