Saturday, May 19, 2012

My world lately

Jeesh....I've been quiet for a while.  I haven't been blog-silent like this in a long, long time! And frankly it feels weird to be so silent after being so vocal in May! LOL!

Truth is, I've been incredibly busy....on top of the list of what has been making me so busy is a new farm market project, that just isn't quite on it's feet yet, and it's been causing me to work a 6th day each week, for the last three weeks. The market is in a 'food desert' in DC where some of the most poverty-stricken residents live.  I really beleive in this project, so I don't mind the extra work, but it's not without it's challenges! Doesn't this greens table make you feel healthier just looking at it!!!????

 I also helped out a friend who owns a dog walking business last week who was shorthanded....
then there was a dedication event for a civil war battlefield marker....and mother's day...and my mother's birthday...oh, and just my normal every day work!  I am not complaining - I'm grateful to have so much work! I am only complaining that I haven't had time to blog!!!!

But it doesn't mean I haven't had time to BEAD! I completed two cuffs for the Beading Babes Four Leaf Clover pattern - - here is a sneak peek, but the reveal will be on June 24!

I also have been working on my Challenge of Literature piece...another sneak peek, and the reveal will be on May 31. 

Another reveal for May 31 is the Tiny Tin Challenge - which I haven't started yet, but have a plan.  Hopefully I will be able to give it some attention hopefully in the next week or so!


Last week at my son's Boy Scout meeting I was mesmerized by the spectacular sunset.  

And here's a little color palette to go with it!


And FINALLY, I have all my summer challenge bead kits packed up and ready to go.  I will send out a sneak peek to newsletter subscribers in the next 24 hours for pre-purchase and then announce the kit early next week!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Beautiful sunset shots!!! And it's great to bring a farmers market to impoverished areas too! Did you get a lot of customers?

  2. Wow Amy, you have been a busy bee. I would love to have a bundle of that beautiful kale. That is a really good thing you are doing for the inter city.
    I am so looking forward to the reveals on the 31st I have not started either challenge project, but they will be done by reveal. That is a gorgeous shot of the sun set " Red sky at night sailor's delight, red sky at morning sailors take warning!" Enjoy the rest of the day and Sunday!

  3. You are full of creative ideas!!!! You are a rock star!

  4. Holy Moly girl! What a line up of challenges! Looking forward to seeing all of them. And that sky pic is awesome!
    I didn't see your post on your own bead kit challenge, I'm going to go look for it now....Have an awesome week!


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