Monday, November 5, 2012

November 2nd thru 4th 2012:  Bead Art Show Yokohama

Chiho (my interpreter) and me after class Sunday.

November 5th:  Arrived in Kobe this afternoon after traveling by Shinkansen from Yokohama.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

There is nothing more joyous than the arrival of new eyes at the studio!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

There is something undeniably magic about window seats . . . .

Friday, August 3, 2012

Nothing better than a little old fashioned Victorian corsetry.  Picked up the old needle and thread and fired up the old sewing machine and ready to revisit my roots in historical costume. 

Project #1: 24 boned corset patterned from a Victorian original.  It fits.  And actually - it ain't that uncomfortable either.

Sunday, June 24, 2012


Back home now after three amazing weeks!  Thank you to Lynn and Kevin and all at Stitch'N'Craft and to all my amazing students over the past two weeks!!  Here are a couple UK photos . . Gold Hill in Shaftesbury (above), and the creatures of Stourhead below . . .

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Safe and sound in the motherland.  Pouring rain and 70mph winds.  Welcome to Wales!

Paris, days 2, 3 & 4

Ok, so I've been a little negligent about my posting - but when you see everywhere I've been you'll see why . . .
 Arc de Triomphe.  I climbed 286 steps for that view!

Entrance to Versailles

Hall of Mirrors

Home of the Sun King

Versailles was so crowed that mostly I got photos of ceilings!

The Gardens at Versailles

Mastering the Metro

The Rodin Museum

Hmmmm . . .

Rodin Museum Gardens

Napoleon's Tomb

Napoleon's tomb

Napoleon's tomb

10:00pm at the Eiffel Tower

Entrance to the Catacombs


Sculpture by Decure (Catacombs)


Luxembourg Gardens

Luxembourg Gardens

And all this doesn't include photos of the museum d'Orsay, riding on the Batobus, and shopping in the bead& trim district! Not to mention drinking lots of wine and eating lots and lots of chocolate & cheese! I think I love Paris. . .

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Paris, day 1

 La Tour Eiffel!  The inspiration, and finally I get to see it in person!
Spent the afternoon at the Museum of Decorative arts at the Louve.  The Art Nouveau Jewelry is so beautiful it makes me cry.  The largest collection of Lalique I've ever seen at one time.  Man, I was so born in the wrong time period!

Friday, June 1, 2012

9:12pm, Boston Logan Airport, 2 hours til takeoff

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mrs. Barbara Lynch, we will miss you dearly.  Your knowledge and passion for the beading arts will remain with us always.  Rest peacefully.
Preparing kits for England . . .

Friday, April 20, 2012

This week's cache . . .
(items soon to be posted on the site)

For all of you who ask what my work space looks like. Here you go . . . (and these project boards are actually pretty organized!)