Friday, December 18, 2009

a little of this a little of that

Working on presents and such for Christmas. These earrings and accompanying bag went out yesterday. Maybe I'll list some similar on etsy one of these days but etsy isn't lighting my fire right now so I am concentrating on other things. These sterling hammered hoops and faceted turquoise drops are lightweight and rather sweet, every day earrings to wear.

The bag that went with it. I adore making these!

I heart my local quilt shops. Aren't these fabrics fabulous?? Not to mention the threads. My husband checked out my burgeoning supply of silk and cotton threads and declared I have quite enough in the shade of pink, green and blues of every hue.

In the evenings after my husband's work is done, we take time and drive around looking at lights. This is my favorite, probably because it is so very weird. It is a cement truck that has lights circling the body, all blinking so it looks like the mixer is turning and then more lights at the tail on the ground blinking so it appears as if lit cement is pouring on the ground. I love it! I even filmed it. Again, my husband shook his head and put the car into drive... This company does this every year and I look forward to it with great anticipation, making Michael drive way out to the west end of Glen Allen to see if the cement truck is out and lit yet. =)

More random photos. Recently we worked at a llama farm on a piano repair. I spent part of my time when I wasn't needed (which was most of the time), walking the farm. These guys were very interested in me and Lucy. They came running from every direction and watched us intently the whole time we were there. Who knew llamas were so social?

Finally, Mr. Mango sleeping on his new L.L. Bean fleece blanket for our king size bed. Of course we got the big bed for the animals. Pshaw! Did you think it was for me?

We are expecting a heap of snow tonight, not my favorite thing at all. I ran around like a nut earlier today refilling dog prescription, getting presents for the furry kids at Petco, browsing Barnes and Noble and hitting the dollar store for gift wrap and ten for a dollar candy. I made the mistake of walking nonchalantly into Trader Joe's for a few things. Bah! People in line to the back of the store, on all aisles. So I hit the free coffee stand, the free wine stand, the free nacho stand, and left. Then I hit the not free Starbucks and drove home. Happy weekend, everyone!


Cindy said...

I'm loving all of this! The earrings, the bag and those fabrics! I'll have to try to search out some of those great colors and prints...
and all the rest, the cement truck and llamas and kitty! Thanks for sharing it all.
We're supposed to get 2 to 4 inches of snow now...I dread to think what the stores will look like...i'm going out later tonight, maybe i'll miss the crowds...

karen gerstenberger said...

Wow - that bag is fabulous. Do you make them in all sizes and shapes? It looks as if bags like that would sell like hotcakes on Etsy! The earrings are lovely, too.
Mango is a treasure...what a beautiful cat.
Happy weekend to you, too!

Jennifer Stumpf said...

hi karen! i do make them in all shapes, sizes and my latest fad-- zippered bags with amazing zippers from japan. i'll post one soon.

Anonymous said...

pretty earrings, i love the simplicity and the combo of silver and turquoise

Gaea said...

OhhhH! AhhhH! Love it all!