Monday, March 23, 2009


Wow, the weather is really strange here. I live in the middle of North Dakota and we still have lots and lots of snow. But we did have a thunderstorm the other night and the wind howled and it rained yesterday. And then I hear winter storm warnings are out there. All of this means that a lot of our state could be dealing with flooding before long. In the south part of the state, one of the highways is closed and a small town is flooding. Fargo, which lies along the Red River, is busy filling sandbags and preparing for the river to crest later this week. You know it's coming, you just don't know how bad it's really going to be....

But there are a lot of other things going on too. My friend Vicki has donated a pair of earrings to raise money for Breast Cancer. The Weekend to End Breast Cancer will take place in Vancouver, BC in August.
Visit this website, Triage From Home
, to see her earrings and to make a bid. There are all sorts of wonderful items that have been donated to raise money for this worthy cause. Please pass this information along to friends and family. I think I am going to try and work up something special to donate as well.

I hang out on Wet Canvas a lot and have made some wonderful friends that have some amazing talent. They've just started an Etsy street team called WETSY. Do a search for WETSY on Etsy and you will find some wonderful things. Some glass, some wearable arts...just amazing talent.

Now, I've been spending some time on the torch and as always, there are some things I really like and other things that make me shudder. But since this is my blog, I get to to choose to show you only the good things...


  1. Thanks for the shout-out on the donation. I love the blue set -- looks like poppies to me.

  2. Deronda,
    Those beads are fabulous. The pink set look like watercolors. Yummy. I gave your blog an award. Stop by mine to find out more.

  3. I hope your weather doesn't get too bad Deronda!
    I love the first set - they look just like watercolours :o)

  4. You asked about my Freeze & Fuse molds thats a Polymer Clay Mold from Michael's.

    Are snow was melting until last night.. now it's snowing again....

  5. Keep making those pretty flower beads, and before you know it spring will be at your door step.

  6. Very pretty..I especially like that top set. It has an oriental softness to it.
    Take care there! My Aunt lives in Winnipeg and every Spring deals with that great Red River as well..

  7. We are talking about your weather situation all the way in Texas. Hopefully things will get better soon without too much damage.

    The blue set of beads put a smile on my face. The color is bright and it just makes me happy looking at them....

  8. Hi friend.. Interesting post.. Nice blog work.. keep it up..
    will drop by your site often.. Do find time to visit my blog and post your comments..
    Have a great day.. Cheers!!!

  9. Great looking flowers, just in time for spring!

  10. oh.. i don't know which ones I like best :)