Monday, May 26, 2008

Rain ain't gonna stop us!

Well, we are back from the Strawberry Music Festival. It rained pretty much the whole time. But thanks to an amazing community of friends and my engineer husband who had a big part in building the covered "lounge" area (with Doug and Will of course), we had a blast.

We were able to head to the main stage and see some great bands....yes, in the rain. Personally, I like dancing in the rain! Two of my favorites that got my cold buns dancin', were JJ Grey and Mofro and South Austin Jugg Band. I was back at camp putting the kids to bed and missed Emmylou Harris but she sounded great from where I was :)

We weren't able to play in the lake but it was beautiful to look at.
We pretty much sat around and did a whole lot of this (see below picture).....playing and listening to music, ok, and drinking home brew and fine wine. Oh and we did get in a bunch of walks between rain bursts. We camped with great musicians including the lovely Jill and her husband Steve of Orange Sherbet.

Just before we left, we were able to get a bite of the famous and traditional "Pamcakes" made by my buddy Pam (below)...she and I have been friends since we were 5!

Pam and her husband Will pretty much bind this community. They are our glue, the wind beneath our wings...all that good stuff. Despite the rain, my kids had a blast made some new "strawberry friends", and now we are home, dry, semi clean and looking forward to next year :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Work hard play hard

I wrote about this saying a while ago.....I can really relate to it. I mean here I am at work, I have been here since 8:30 AM and I will be here until 8:00 PM when I need to go relieve the babysitter (husband is at work too). Oh and it's my birthday. But that is ok, I am willing to work hard so that we can leave early Thursday morning to the Strawberry Music Festival and PLAY HARD!

This will be our 4th year in a row going to this festival. We camp with about 30 friends setting up a full community complete with a lounge and stocked kitchen. My kids love it. They get to spend the days playing in the lake and the nights snuggled up at the main stage either dancin' or sleepin' under the stars.....ahhh, i can't wait. I will post some pix when we get back.

Thursday, May 8, 2008


I was given a most excellent present this weekend.
Click here to view it, it speaks for itself. WOW!
It indeed holds a whole bottle of wine, we tested it...hey, I don't get out much!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

busy busy

Things around here are busy busy! We just finished shooting Felting classes with Gail Crosman Moore. It was sooooo much fun. Felting is so cool, wow there is a lot you can do with it. Gail was a blast, she is such a fun and cheerie gal, ya can't help but be happy when you are around her. We are lucky to have 3 classes with her...and one will be FREE, woo!

I am crazy busy getting my boxes of kits, tools, wire, blanks and more tools packed up for the Bead and Button Show. It's all hands on deck here....we even have one of my employees coming in with her CUTE baby! He keeps us smiling.

Hopefully we will be launching 2 seedbead classes with Barb Switzer tomorrow...stay tuned.

Lucy came walking in yesterday with 2 of Barb's bracelets on her head, linked together worn as a halo. She looks like a little hippie angel, I love it!