Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
December came and with it some very cold weather and snow. One day as I was leaving for work she ran inside. She warmed herself by the fire, she enjoyed sleeping on a soft bed, we treated her for fleas. She warmed our laps, purred and preened, and she gave Bubba ear mites. A week later as I was taking the garbage out she bolted. She returned a few days later only to leave again after warming up for a couple of days. We have seen her a few times in the neighborhood but she doesn't come to visit anymore.
Bear keeps waiting . Our Bubba sits on the back of the couch and watches for the little minx to return.
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Looking back at 2007 I am amazed at what has transpired in our lives--both business and personal.
The FamiLee Jewels has grown from 5 artistic women exploring a new art form. We now have a shared vision.
The Jewels have been on the road this year sharing our unique jewelry in a number of craft shows and local venues. We exhibited at LARAC in Glens Falls, The Empire State Plaza in Albany, The Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa, Goulds Orchards in Schodack, The Lasalle Institute in Troy, and two local hospitals The Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany and Samaritan Hospital in Troy.
The FamiLee Jewels has a website that showcases our jewelry. We have an ETSY site where our jewelry is sold in a place that is committed to offering quality handcrafted artisan goods. Most amazing to me......The FamiLee Jewels is a storefront. We have a beautiful store At The Warehouse in Albany New York where we are open to the public every weekend. The warehouse is full of local artists that sell their handcrafted goods in an atmosphere that supports their talent.
Bonnie, Becky and Ella keep on making new jewelry. We find that our styles are becoming more defined as we develop our skills. Bonnie's love is working in wire. Wire wrapped, wire sculpted and hand made chain have been her focus this year. Becky has found a niche in Vintage style and using brass filigree to make stunning pieces with an antique flair. Ella's watches have been a big hit this year and she continues to love working with turquoise.
Nancy has left us for warmer climates until the Spring. We look forward to working with her again next summer.
On a personal note we had 2 standout events in our lives this year.
In June of this year Fred had his 5 Year checkup with Dr. Cunningham and was given a clean bill of health. He is considered cancer free. Fred has joined the Jewels in their business venture. His wood turned pens, coffee scoops, wine corks, and key chains are in high demand and we sell them as fast as he makes them.
On July 8Th Becky and Dennis gave us a beautiful little boy. Freddy J is named after his Grandfathers Fred and Jimmy and he is doted on by a large and loving family. Becky and Dennis are enjoying being parents and Becky has changed jobs to be able to spend more time at home with the little one.