Wednesday, April 22, 2009

April 22, 2009

I've been in a rut, not knowing what kind of beads to make lately, but yesterday, I thought I'd give racu a try, and I really like the results. Now up on Etsy.

Monday, April 20, 2009

We've been taking Aila, our Belgian Terveran to a refresher course in basic training - and the trainer's site had a quote I think is worth repeating.....

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his leader. He will be yours faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."

Sunday, April 19, 2009

April 19 2009

Well, it certainly has been awhile since I've added anything to this blog. Probably because bead sales haven't been that great. I'm thinking it must be the economy - I still have good beads, don't I?? Faith was rekindled yesterday when a beautiful person came to my home, looked at my beads and bought a whole bunch full!! Needless to say, I was thrilled. Thanks - you know who you are.

On the dog front. Aila and I had another refresher course at our local dog training place. We did good. Let me tell you, it is scary to be in a yard with 18-20 other large dogs, all walking around in close quarter....and one dog decides he doesn't like the dog near him - lots of growling and snarling going on....we survived. That was during the first 15 minutes. Now, envision this - 8 dogs and masters facing 8 other dogs and masters....3 feet apart. Remember folk dancing in grade school when you and your partner had to go through a line of people - that's me with my dog - only we couldn't race through - we sat our dog, walked to the end of the leash, then called the dog, who would sit, then we would repeat. ...through a line of dogs and masters...and my dog doesn'e like other dogs. All went well. We survived - we did good. After a little more than an hour, Aila had had enough, and we were lucky enough to play - jumping over barrels, going over ladders, climbing up slides. She had fun, and was more than happy to go find Bruce and head to the truck.

Beading went well in the afternoon also. Maybe I'll get pictures tomorrow. I have some encased red and green, as well as some silvered glass flower type beads.