20 hours ago
Sunday, July 31, 2011
MORE WEEKEND FUN ~ ~ ~
Such a beautiful view off our deck ~ this lone heron looked like he was posing! We had weekend company from home ~ friends Cliff and Margo and their daughter and husband. It was so bloody hot, that we took a little tour around the area, and came back to the condo to cool our heels in the a/c! We took them to the Moose for perch sandwiches for lunch, the Islander Grille for dinner and I fixed a really good quiche (friend Carol's recipe) for Sunday breakfast and away they went! You know our weekends consist of lots of eating and adult beverages ~ it was so darned hot, we couldn't treat them to our favorite pastime of
This was our beach glass bounty from three mornings of scouring the beach! We were able to be at the lake for four days ~ a real treat for us! Lots of lucky stones in the lower left ~ a few bits of red and blue ~ and to the right (the white stick-looking like thing) is a fisherman's needle. Friend Heidi had shown us one and this was the first we have seen in our beach walks. It might be a real thing or it might be folklore but ~ it is the bone out of some kind of fish, at the top there is an opening that you could thread, and fishermen used it for mending their nets!! True or not, it's a good story!
Here are my efforts at jewelry making! The top bracelet is made with lucky stones ~ lucky stones are the earbone of a sheephead fish ~ I also just learned that from google ~ I had heard it was the cheekbone but now I know different!
The bottom is green beach glass ~ kind of bright but kind of pretty. I'll try my hand at making more ~ it takes 12 pieces of glass or stones ~ and the glass has to be just the right size ~ so it won't take long to use up what we have!
Have a good Sunday ~ the weekend is almost over! I feel like I'm on a spinning top ~ hanging on for the ride!! See you soon!