Summer Winding Down
I can't believe the end of summer is upon us. For some, the weather was unbearably hot, with threatening fires, and for others, like in Washington state for me, it almost never showed up!
But, that didn't keep us from a fabulous motorcycle trip on Vancouver Island. On our three day trip, we caught a ferry off our island, rode to Lake Cowitchen, on Vancouver Island, and finished a loop in Victoria, Canada.
Such beautiful scenery. Here's an early morning scene, Fred is catching some pictures of a pretty lake.
I peeled off the motorcycle gear for a shot in Victoria, over looking the harbor at the waterfront. I love that town, can't get enough of it. Gives you the feeling you are really out of the country, and of course, you are. The Canadians always make me feel so welcome.
Then back home to our little island on another ferry, only an hour's ride from Canada.
That's WH in the bright yellow helmet, ready to ride off the ferry when it docks.
Then my second, and last teaching opportunity was with a fabulous group of ladies at the lovely Terri Brush's house, in Chehalis, WA. That was so much fun. Look at her beautiful property, and the house was amazing. You are so talented Terri!
We etched, we did cold connections, we soldered.
What a blast. They all did so well.
Here's most of the group, Rochelle, Mary, me, Terri, Jodi and Billie.
Not pictured is Brenda and Edna.
Thanks for such a wonderful time ladies, hope to see you next summer!
Ah yes, Grasshopper! Here is Terri mastering the art of "Zen" sawing with a jeweler's saw. We lost almost no blades, way to go girls!
Look at those cuffs, so beautiful, all etched, cut out and finished with cold connections.
Rochelle made a beautiful necklace, isn't that gorgeous?
BEAD SOUP TEASE!!!
I sent my focal and beads off to Cindy Wimmer last week, so exciting Cindy is my bead buddy!
Here's a glimpse of what I sent to her.
I hope she loves it and has a ball with it.
Here's more goodies she will be receiving.
Don't forget to tour everyone's blog to see what is being made up for the Blog Soup Party!
So that's how my summer was wrapped up. I hope your summer was as much fun as mine. Great shows, amazing support for teaching and Etsy kits and videos, decent weather, no major weather challenges, and Maddie loved her woods.
We head to CA for the winter in a couple of weeks. The journey is always fun, and amazing scenery.
I hope you had a fabulous summer, and would love to hear what new things you learned this summer.
How about it? Learn anything new you want to share?