Thursday, February 24, 2011
Jon looked up to Rick a lot - considered him a mentor and second father figure. The above picture was taken at the track almost 15 years ago. I love the candid quality of it and how they are both deep in thought about some strategy on the track. This was before digital cameras were getting big so I had to scan this copy in. It's the only picture I have of the two of them together.
Rick suddenly contracted a brain tumor and after fighting it for several months, he passed away. Jon was heartbroken. Still dating at the time, he told me if we ever had a boy he wanted to name him after Rick. And so here were are, 10 years later. Our little baby's name is going to be Richard Alan Trudeau (Rick's full name was Richard Alan Schmidt). It is an honor and so meaningful to us!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Nancy actually just posted some glazes she was excited about on her blog yesterday! I have always been drawn to glazes when purchasing art...... and I remember the pottery classes I took in high school - I loved the unexpected surprise of the glaze the best! It's hard to give these colors justice in photos or description, but Mr. Peacock is a dusty cobalt blue with an undertone of a pinkish tan. While at Michael's last week for their half off sale, I picked up these ceramic rounds because they appealed to me. It was a lovely surprise when I got home and saw how wonderful they went with this pendant.
There were no other beads needed - let the glaze be the center of attention. I wire wrapped a simple necklace, and even attempted my first handmade wire clasp!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
I go in for my monthly checkup today, and then they want to start seeing me every two weeks! It seems like that will make the time go so fast! Also today, I have to take a glucose test where I will drink something I am told tastes like the orange drink you used to get from McDonald's on school field trips. Showers are starting to get planned. My Mom is coming to visit this weekend and she is going to go to a breastfeeding class with me and help me finish up my registries. It's getting more and more exciting and "real" with each passing day!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
You'll see at the top a few completed pieces that haven't been put away yet. And then "groupings" of other things. Mostly pendants getting paired up with matching beads. I had created a necklace with a Jade Scott cloud and hot air balloon, but I think it is too complicated and not wearer friendly so that needs a redo. For another cloud of hers I have thoughts of kites and/or birds. Hmmmmm.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Jade Scott hot air balloon and sailboat correspond with the backgrounds
Monday, February 7, 2011
The necklace in the magazine, just like the one you'll soon see below, features a Jade Scott copper umbrella pendant as well. Raindrops. And a rainbow of pearls. As soon as I get it back it will be listed in my Etsy store.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
The cookies were a hit - and yummy too! I have not made homemade roll out sugar cookies with homemade icing in so long... I'd forgotten how good they are!
Saturday, February 5, 2011
So here are some recent pics I've been playing around with. I am experimenting with the timer on the new digital camera my parents got us for Christmas, and a cool little tripod my dear friend got me. No more pics in the bathroom mirror - yeah!!!
So far, I am still enjoying getting dressed everyday - loving my body and having fun in my closet. The little one is moving around a lot and it is the most awesome feeling! We are able to start to see some of the movement from the outside. Last night, my little dog Biscuit was laying his head on the bump and the boy kicked so hard that Biscuit jumped up and was like "WTF"??? Both dogs love curling up and laying by the belly at night which I find so endearing. It just melts my heart.