Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Hot Hot Hot!

Whew! We spent last weekend sitting in the extreme heat in Toledo. Thanks to all the wonderful people who braved the heat and came by to say hi and purchase my work. It has taken us a couple of days to recuperate but now I think we're back up to speed.

We also just saw a preview that the segment taped for the TV show Applause will air tomorrow night at 7:30. Those of you who missed the original airing in October will be able to see it!

I've been getting some pieces ready to send off to the Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft. It is for a juried show called River of Glass! It's an honor to have been selected for the show!

That's all for now. More soon~

Sunday, June 19, 2005

I'm Back!

Hi everyone! I'm back from Indiana. I have spent the entire day making beads and reacquainting myself with my husband:). Grammie is holding her own for now. We had some really rough days but my stay ended on a positive note.

I'm going to be in Toledo this coming weekend for a wonderful show at the botanical gardens. I also found out I have been accepted into a new show that will be in Solon in September (hopefully, it won't snow!!).

more updates coming soon!

Monday, June 13, 2005

On the Road Again

I'm heading to Indiana again tomorrow to stay with my Grandmother for a few days. It was great seeing everyone at the Legacy Village show this past weekend. Boy was it hot and sticky!! UGH! I'm going to have to come back from IN by this weekend to re-stock for the Toledo Botanical Garden show June 24-26. It's a beautiful setting for a show.

I'll keep you posted as often as I can on the progress in Indiana. Keep the emails coming, I just may not be able to reply quickly!

Friday, June 10, 2005


OK, so I've received several funny notes about the show. The one that stands out is from friends razzing me about wearing lipstick on the show. Those of you that know me were a little surprised to see me wearing it on the TV show since I never wear it in real life:). OK, so my vanity got the best of me:).

We just returned from setting up for the outdoor art show at Legacy Village. I'm right next to the Kettle Corn you know how difficult it is to smell kettle corn all day long?????????

Thursday, June 09, 2005

What did you think??

I can't wait to hear what you all think! I'm not going to be able to see the show until 5pm EST today so you'll have to let me know if I should plan to put a bag over my head or just a beaming smile!!

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Big Day Tomorrow!

The TV show should air tomorrow! I can't wait to see how they edited the show. They were at my house from 8am until 4pm!! It's really amazing that they'll edit it down to only 5-6 minutes.

Check HGTV for Crafters Coast to Coast to find the times and then email me or comment on the blog with your reactions!!

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Staying until Monday

Well, my parents think I should stay put and get things ready for the show this weekend and then head back to IN on Monday to stay with Grammie. She said she was feeling better today. So I'm making aliens and wine stoppers today and I have only 2 more chapters to proof read on my dissertation...yea!! OK, have to get back to the torch.

Monday, June 06, 2005


Well, I've been working as hard as I can on finishing my dissertation revisions so I can turn that puppy in. Today my father took my grandmother to the doctor because she was experiencing shortness of breath and her heart was racing. Turns out they are really worried she will have a stroke and the doctor that had provided care to my grandfather was seeing her, which of course made her cry. So I may be heading to IN again tomorrow. Not much time for beads right now!!

Sunday, June 05, 2005


Hi again everyone! I am back from a week with my grandmother. It was really difficult to leave, she's trying to live alone now. She had been very determined about this while I was there and then when I was getting ready to go I think the realization hit that she would be alone. So we were both in tears and I cried the whole first hour of the trip back. I sure do wish this could be easier.

I also taught a bead making class yesterday and had six wonderful people who were all very talented! Now, I'm finishing up the final touches on my dissertation to turn it in this week.

Don't forget the TV show airs this week! June 9th on HGTV (Crafters Coast to Coast). Here in Cleveland it airs at noon and 5pm. I'm a little apprehensive about seeing it, I hope I don't end up looking like a huge dork:). But, as Kim from my bead class said "who cares if you look like a dork, you're getting national exposure!"

Also, this coming weekend (June 11 & 12) is the Beachwood Art Festival in Legacy Village! New hours Saturday 10-7 and Sunday 10-6pm