Sunday, September 27, 2009

Time for Tea

It was a gloriously warm, Indian summer day in SF and a wonderful day to go out. I met up with Jessica and she took me out for a belated Birthday lunch at Crown & Crumpet. It's a gorgeous little tea cafe, filled with gorgeous things. Anyway, after a bus trip that took 3x as long as it should have we had a lovely afternoon. And I got prezzies!

I've included a closeup on the vintage Welsh pincushion, one of Jessica's new lotion bars (availble soon on her etsy) and this pretty bar of lush jasmine soap.

Afterwards, I came home and started making some earrings and cleaning up my work table. Been at it for hours but you really can't tell LOL. I realized this week, my ID expired and I need to go get a new one. Sadly you can't seem to make an apt at the SF DMV so I'm debating going over there tomorrow or Tuesday. I think maybe Monday might be a bad day to go over, since everyone may want to go on Monday and get it out of the way.

Rob and I did some cleaning yesterday and I filled up 4 bags for Goodwill. Why do I hang on to thick, chunky turtleneck sweaters??? Its not like I go snowboarding or ever visit anywhere that gets that cold. Off they all went, with the vintage stuff that hasn't sold since we moved in and a ton of fabric,patterns and yarn. Feels good to get rid of stuff I'm never ever gonna wear, use or even want.

I also put up a post over at Objects and Elements blog on my Tattered Garden Rings, go have a look here.

and now Bead Bloggers: Jewelrymaking -Tammy is already thinking about and making Halloween jewelry so she can wear it next month. What about you?

Art Bead Scene - Keep misplacing your ruler? Get one for free!

Barbe Saint John - New Jewelry from Forgotten Artifacts - 29 Days of Giving starts with a Japanese book giveaway.

Beading Arts - So, what to do with all those left over seed beads...?

Carmi's Art/Life World - Carmi discovers Free Trade Kazuri beads from Kenya.

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork DivaCindy imagines a movie and writes a script.

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles - Melanie congratulates Jean Cambell and shares the beautiful piece she made for Beadwork Magazine using an Earthenwood face stone

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio - Check out the beads and goodies Lorelei bought on her recent trip to London, England

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done! - Jean reviews Big and Bold, a really pretty book of jewelry designs culled from BeadStyle Magazine

Strands of Beads - Melissa shows off her new "Twilight" choker made with Swarovski crystal from

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton - The pace is picking up for Andrew and his BIG SALE. Check out where he'll be next and celebrate his birthday with a special 15% off promotional code!


sandileejames said...

Happy, happy belated birthday to my new friend Barbe! Glad you had such a special day!

Jessica said...

Wow, somebody with realllly good taste gave your some great presents! Ahahahaha!

Lille Diane said...

Thank you for sharing more wonderful bead artists. Now on to reading more about you~ Oh and happy birthday. I always say, "make it a month long celebration...after all it is a "birth month". Plus....always eat 2 pieces of cake--one for each thigh~ That gives you a balanced diet. =]