Sunday, May 14, 2006

A Mother's Day Bouquet

Just a quick update before I head off to watch the Survivor Season finally... I have good news and bad news. First the good news... you all seemed to LOVE the beads! I am so glad you did. There are only 2 sets left. Now for the bad news. Updating the website off the old hard drive via the 'G' drive totally messed up all the page links in my website! I was able to fix the Bead Box link and the Free Beads link but everything else is going to have to wait until tomorrow. It will probably take a few hours to do it. I have to reboot each and every page. Between the Glass Gallery and the Jewelry pages thats going to be more then 50 pages being redownloaded. It will take some time. I will let you know how it goes.

Is everyone getting pampered and spoiled today? I hope so! I am, a little... with nudges and reminders. For example - "Hey honey, you wanna go start my coffee for me?" and "Were you thinking you wanted to make the bed today?" LOL! My husband tries but needs help. We went out to breakfast this morning with my Mother-in- law. The kids had fun, they can be a handful in a resturant though. They are all at curious ages. Jacob wanted to read the menu and order for himself. Andrew was playing with the little jellies the whole time and Lauren was crawling under the table. But a nice breakfast just the same.

We went a did a little computer "browsing" after breakfast. I think you have figured out by now that my husband can be a bit of a Scrooge with money and extremely anal about big purchases. He wants to "research" everything. He loves websites like where you can find out customer reviews on everything. Plus he wants to ask all his work buddies about what features to look for and that kinda thing. He thinks the guy in the office next to his has a laptop he doesn't use anymore and may buy that... so here I am stuck on the kids computer. The slowest computer ever invented. Ron did figure out a way to get portions of our old hard drive on to the G drive of this thing. So I can open things like Photoshop but not Excell. I am downloading Yahoo!Sitebuilder right now. I can see my website but can't open it because the software isn't there.

Which brings me to my next bit of info... BEADS! I have a bevy of beady beauties for you all today. NINE sets in all. And each named for a different purple flower. I have Impatience, Petunias, Phlox, Wisteria, Lilas and more! As soon as I have the software downloaded I will update my site with all these purple and green goodies... I am thinking about 2 hours should be enough time. I will send out an email to let you know when they are ready. Hopefully while all your husbands are cooking you dinner you can grab yourself a glass of wine and shop for some beads :)

I had such a good time making these beads last night. I went out to my torch around 7:30 and suddenly is was 11:15pm! I realized how late it was because I started to forget what beads I had made already, lol! I was thinking "Did I make one like that already? I can't remember." That's when I knew it was time to go in. Purple and green is one of my all time favorite color combinations! And on Thursday I got an order of glass in that had a new violet color from Moretti. It is one of their handpulled colors. It is a little more expensive per rod but I think well worth it. The tradional "purple" can tend to reduce and go a little metallic sometimes. And it can get a brown hue. There was none of that with this new color. Any beads that you see in the sets looking black are actually dark transparent ink. Hold them up to the light and they are a rich lush purply blue. I think I will stick with this color another week or so. Maybe do some purple and brown or some purple and blues. We will see!

Hope everyone enjoys their day!


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