Sorry, friends, it has been a hectic month! My posts are less frequent, but lots of stuff continues to go on! Daughter is back to school, this year starting as a freshman at our local high school. Can't believe my baby girl is old enough, but the day finally arrived. And just the day before, her braces finally came off after a 4 1/2 year run. She still has an uneven teeth, but we decided we would deal with it later, after the retainer phase. My smiley teen is on the far left, but her friends proudly show their pearly whites as well.
Just a month ago, I was working for a quilt shop. After reluctantly leaving that job, which was 10 miles one way, and 5-6 days and full time, I recalled one of the employers who had contacted me, in the interim. Got the job at a local women's fashions store on my birthday, and promptly started the next week. I only work part time, and am training to open and close, but base pay includes commission on large sales. I haven't really scored any big ones yet, but I hope to as we get cooler weather. (Today was 93 degrees, but storms are coming to clear out the humidity. )
I am also back to "school" as I am subbing again, on my days off...and with 2 real estate listings, my days have been full, though I can't say we are comfortable yet. Trying to play catch up with so many bills! And son has been anxious to move out again, so we are bracing for more upheaval. We will weather this too.
Pic were taken on different days, different locations, but you can see what a pair of round nose pliers, head pins and loose crystal or pearl beads can do to a boring chain. I made earrings and bracelets to match, not shown. While I have spent alot of time sewing and creating tutorials in the past, more recently, with the lack of time, I look for quick projects that don't have alot of steps to them. I have to have blocks of time to really enjoy sewing again, and those have been non-existent with my varied work schedule. I miss holding linky parties, and if you have been regularly visiting to do this, I do apologize, that they have been absent for now. Hope you keep coming back to see what I have been up to.
A simple glass pendant, and crystal beads, using head pins. This necklace knockoff cost me almost nothing to make, compared to the $50.00 plus items we sell at my new retail store. I plan to finish the purple stone one tonight.