Monday, September 28, 2009

Can We Just Skip Mondays?

What a dreary Monday!  Did you know Pittsburgh gets more rainfall than Seattle?  Oh yes, it seems like our skies stay gray from October till May.  Ugh!  I guess I can't complain too much since I've only had to water my new grass seed once since I planted it two weekends ago and it's growing like crazy.  It is sad though that we had tickets to see the Pirates play on Saturday but , as you guessed, it was raining.  We probably could have gone anyway but the kiddo has a cold so it just wasn't happening.  One good part of the weekend was this.

I got a recipe for pancakes with this yummy apple spice topping from Cinnamon Stick's blog.  They were so good!  I'm such a sucker for apples and cinnamon.

And I finally got my friends present finished.  Remember a while back I was asking about making her something with the color purple.  I wanted to create something in autumn colors also with a plum color.  And this is what I came up with.


It's not exactly what I had envisioned but my projects never end up looking like what I first planned.  I added the "Believe" stamping and lots of copper charms.  Can you tell I'm a Sharilyn Miller fan?  Just look in her new book and you'll see what I mean.  Oh, and my daughter helped with the prop for this picture.  These are all the leaves she found on our walk.  What pretty colors!!

Sugar and Spice Lampwork Bracelet
I also put this guy together for my spotlight item this week.  The soft yellow lampwork with flecks of purples I found at Being Beads on Etsy and the burgundy ruffles are from Norma Brink.  Oxidized sterling silver wire throughout and handmade clasp.  This guy will be 10% off this week bringing it from $68.99 to $62.09 in the Bei Mondi store.

Well, I'm off to go get that cup of Kona coffee that keeps calling my name.  Hope your Monday weather is looking better than mine and have fun regardless!


  1. hummmmmmmmmmmmm!! pancakes!!! miammiam!!! and your Believe!! it's stunnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnting!!!!!

  2. Leslie
    Beautiful new pieces of the heavy gauge copper and sterling with the lampwork. Your friend is going to LOVE her gift!!!

  3. Your copper bracelet is gorgeous, and love the colors in the spotlight bracelet. I'm anxiously waiting for my Sharilyn Miller copper book to be delivered by the UPS man.

  4. Hey Leslie, your friend is going to LOVE that bracelet. I am sure she will cherish it forever. I like your other one too!

  5. Many thanks girls! She'll be getting her bracelet tomorrow so I'll let you know what she thinks.