I knew when I held the butterfly in my hand this morning – that today was going to be excellent. And considering my day started with the blare of our carbon monoxide detector (dang dying battery) the butterfly event in itself was a magical thing.
I guess I can thank Zeus – he’s so afraid of anything loud like sirens and alarms that he wanted out and then wouldn’t come back in the house – so I had to go OUT in the early morning hours to check on him. I almost stepped on this beauty….
So I picked him up, and placed him on this planter. Here it is about 5 hours later….and he’s still here! Maybe he’s waiting for the sun to warm him. I just think he likes it here….
Anyway – about that TRIP to the vet’s office. Don’t worry – the kids are fine. We just needed to go purchase their monthly dose of heartworm meds. During our last visit for Bella’s ear infection, the vet and I talked about her love of OPALS, and I was telling her about this piece:
she said she’d like to see it if I still had it next time we came out – so no time like the present! Off we went with me WEARING THIS ONE:
I showed her the opal piece, which she likes – but wasn’t quite sure about. But she LOVED the piece I was wearing, and wondered if I would sell THAT. WHY, yes, yes I will! And could she get earrings to match? Absolutely. And at some point – could I FINISH the opal piece with a beaded necklace, and she will probably take that one then too!
So I left with more money than I entered with, feeling just a bit naked – remembering to get those heartworm pills for the dogs – and with orders for more! Just one of the reasons why WE LOVE OUR VET!
I’ve also been asked to teach another fun make it in a day workshop at SmittenDust. I think it’s going to be earrings this time – a bit of embroidery, a bit of embellishment, a bit of edging, a bit of fringe and a LOT of FUN!
End of September. More details when I get the sample ready. THIS is as far as my idea has gotten:
I have enough of these for 12 students – all would have the same components, colors, and accents – but the creativity will come when they put it together. I HOPE. That’s the plan. I want to do this one as well -
But with the Adult Enrichment class for this one coming up just one week AFTER the SmittenDust workshop – I don’t know if I’d have time to replenish my already completed kits. They are the BACK UP plan……
I have nothing else planned for the day (except for filling those special orders ) – but almost wish I did – because I’m definitely having a great day today! Hope you all are having a day full of butterfly magic too!