Saturday, December 10, 2011

It's been forever....

Yikes, it's been forever since I last posted here! In any case, it was a wonderful summer cruising Alaskan waters on the Holland America Amsterdam. That ship actually docked in Anchorage, so I got to see family every 2 weeks most of the summer. I hope I'm on it again during this upcoming summer.

After the cruising season, the family went on a vacation to Las Vegas and Grand Canyon, where I also had a chance to visit with my friend Mike Ann again. Since then I've been enjoying being home and winter in Alaska. I haven't done much beading yet, but I'm beginning to feel the urge and inspiration. So soon...
This year I'm organizing beaded ornaments with a bird theme--rather than beaded squares--for the breast cancer auction in June. The B&BMag folks have taken on the squares with my knowledge and blessing. More info about my ornament project on my web site.

Recently, I pulled out my polymer clay and designed and made a couple of Alutiiq Christmas tree ornaments. This is a photo of one--an Alutiiq hunting visor.

Happy holidays and a wonderful new year!