What have I been working on? I have been making components of a Marcia Decoster lariat, that are looking pretty good! I have been working on my bead journal piece for July, it's just over half done and I like the look of it. I've ideas for many more of them and have been writing them down so that I can remember what I thought about.
I was out on Friday with my Loomatic buddies in Ypsilanti at Stony Creek Bead and Gallery for our monthly hang out. Sue Schwartzenberger offered the classroom at the store to hang out in, have dinner, do some beading. She has a really nice store - and it's closer than Ann Arbor, and might be closer than Pam's Bead Garden in Plymouth (in these days of $3.00 or more a gallon of gas, that is important).
I've been doing a lot of gardening - I do like being out there in the sun and just hanging with the girls and working on my skin cancer (just kidding, I take precautions - my father's skin cancer taught me that). I harvested a ton of bamboo stakes this year, I must have 30-40 of them. It's nice strong stakes that I am getting now. Some of the bamboo is over 18 feet tall. Wonderful!!
It's been a nice summer - good temps, good sun factor, almost enough rain. Let's hope it continues.....