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Moi!

Marc and I are going to see Manon Lescaux at the Academy of Music on Sunday. I’m so excited! I finally get to see an opera instead of only listening. I hope I like it.

I bought a new dress to wear – I really wanted something pretty to wear, and I didn’t have any dresses that were appropriate. So of course I had to go shopping for an opera dress.

Have a great day!

xoDawne

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I’ve been frustrated lately. I feel like I’ve accomplished little so far this year. I did finally finish my March page in my calendar journal at least (two days ago!). And I got my Mom’s necklace done.

Sometimes I just feel like giving up my arts and crafts. But I know I would be miserable. So I will just have to keep going, little by little.

Here is my March page…I think it turned out really pretty.

march calendar page

march calendar page

march calendar page

march calendar page

march calendar page

march calendar page

I have an idea for a digital art project, and I’ve been slowly going through my collection of vintage photographs of women, looking for suitable photos to use. This will definitely be a long-term project; I don’t expect to be done until next year!

I’ve also been gathering supplies to make some Christmas ornaments that I am planning to submit to Somerset Studio. I’ve been wanting to make something for the Christmas issue for a couple years now, and I’ve decided to actually do it this time. Unfortunately our printer is broken, and I can’t do much more until we get a new one. Which hopefully will be reasonably soon.

Thanks for stopping by!

xoDawne

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The last two weeks have been my busy time at work. I’ve had no extra time for anything, other than eating, sleeping, and an occasional load of laundry. Thank goodness that is over now, and I can get back to my regularly scheduled life.

I finally finished the necklace I was making for my Mom (weeks ago. I’m just now having time to post about it!). She had purchased this Miyuki bead kit and asked me to make it for her. It was probably about a year ago that she gave me the kit, and I think I started the necklace sometime in the summer. As per my normal course of action, it has taken a ridiculous amount of time to finish. Not that it took long to actually make the necklace, but finding the time to make it, took a long time! If that makes sense.

Anyway, here it is…

beaded necklace

beaded necklace

I think it turned out so pretty! I really love it. When my Mom gave me the kit, I thought, oh that’s cute. But now that I can see the finished piece…I am surprised how much I like it. I might have to make one for myself! I’ll have to see what color Delicas I have.

I have to say however, that I very much dislike using beading wire and crimps. I strung this necklace four times (four times!!) before I could finally get the crimps right with no extra space. Ugh! I find it very difficult to get the beading wire pulled tightly enough when I do the second crimp. But thankfully the fourth try turned out very well.

Thanks for stopping by!

xoDawne

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