Too Bizarre!

This is too bizarre for me – today I commented on two blogs, Wait Just One More Bead by Pam Ferrari, who is going through cancer, and also on Maire Dodd’s blog. My “capcha” word (the word you have to enter to prove you are not a bot) on Pam’s was “unblest” and made me feel bad. The word on Mary Jane’s was “toutchie” and the comment I made to her was that her post today touched me greatly. I think this is bizarre – does anyone else? Should I play the lottery? Or go hide????

Happy New Year or… No More Custom Work

Thanks to a person who ordered $8 worth of “custom” beads (that’s TWO beads, ladies, and I even sent her FOUR) I will no longer be taking custom orders for any beads. Beads can be requested, I will make them and put them in my etsy shop, but they will be WYSIWYG. It is so not worth it to receive a very nasty email early in the morning from someone like this. I have excellent feedback on both ebay and etsy, but I really don’t need this. Thanks for understanding.

The Big Score!

My mom scored this book for me for Christmas – it’s not available in the U.S. yet, but a local bookstore called The Mystery Lover’s Bookshop snagged some copies! Do you know about The Millennium Trilogy? Stieg Larsson was a Swedish journalist and author who died before his last three books were published; The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and this one, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest. I really like these books; I have read the first two and was going to have to wait for this last one. But not now!


Things Santa Claus got me for Christmas! First is a pair of heart earrings from AquaBeet on etsy – she has lovely things and you should check them out! Next is the book, Pioneer Woman Cooks. I don’t know if you have ever visited her blog, but it was great! Blogging is how she got the deal to do her book. It’s great – full of recipes, but also of stories and photos of her life on a ranch. You can get it at! Finally, my new camera! I didn’t want a super fancy one like my daughter has, but I wanted one that was smaller than my old one, one I could put in my purse and have with me all the time – you know how I am always forgetting my camera! This is the one I got, also on Amazon!