Friday, February 18, 2011

Latest weather & THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY

Just thought I would share our latest weather.  AAARRRGGGG!
If you've been around a while, you know I love Alaska.
I just love it ALOT MORE in the summer;~)
Keep in mind that we had NO snow on the ground
when I went to bed last night.

Not because it had melted, mind you.
It has been in the single digits or minus for the last week.
No. We didn't have any snow because it blows
away almost as soon as it stops coming down.
In our neck of the woods in the winter the wind BLOWS.

So...when I got up and looked out the window this morning we had
 about 10" of new snow, by the time I got home from work the snow
was trying to blow  up over the hood of my FULL SIZE Tahoe
as I was coming up the drive way.
Honey estimates about 15" so far and it's still snowing like crazy.
They predict another 4" before it "tapers off" tonight.
I'm just very thankful that I don't have to drive anywhere for the
 next two days, today was horrible.
On the other hand Honey is quite excited about the snow. 
He gets to go riding tomorrow without having to haul
his snowmachine somewhere else, he's just going to takeoff
from the house and do some exploring.

When he gets back I will get to giggle a little
when he has to dig this out and clear the driveway enough
 for us to get to work on Monday.
I am going to light a fire in the wood stove and
 keep it burning the entire weekend, not because we need it
for heat necessarily but it makes me feel COZY.

~And I'm not going to look out the window!~

some new things

I have accomplished a few crafty things in the last few weeks,
just haven't had much chance to post cuz Honey has recently
found a "Snow Machine Forum".
Alot of chatting about and photos of snow machine
 (or in most parts of the country - snowmobile) adventures.
So he has been spending a bit more time on the computer
than he used to, which means I spend less☺
The good part - more crafty accomplishments.
The bad part - less show and tell.
I was really getting in a funk about winter and I was crocheting
 neckwarmers and wristwarmers like mad,
so I decided maybe I should stop the winter wear for a while
and think summer.
I found this pattern for a summer "Straw Hat" and knew it would
 be perfect for my sister.  She loved it so much she sent me a picture☺
Isn't she cute?  I want her hair.
I also found a pattern for a bag that looked cool
First let me say, I didn't think it would be so hard to take a picture of a bag.

This was my experiment so I followed the pattern exactly except I didn't
add a zipper. I love the body and the flap (except my next one will not be as wide)
but I don't know how I feel about the handle. I think I will do something different
next time with the handle.

And I have been practicing with resin, not the fancy UV resin that
a lot of people are working with now, just the regular epoxy resin
like you get at the hardware store.
It's kinda fun and I definately like the way it looks on polymer.

Some pendants waiting for bails
(Can you guess how I did the pictures on the pendants?)

And a couple of finished pieces.

I made the hearts to mimic the ceramic beads.
With the resin, I think it works.

Have a great weekend!