Monday, February 22, 2016

Visits with the Past

Seems I'm forever apologizing for neglecting this blog...
I have.
I've gone back to work at a more steady job, still with the college, working in the ABE/GED Department. I like it so far... it's working with students, from assessment testing to their post testing before taking their GED.

Most of the students really are excited to finally get through with their work and take their test. Finally obtaining the GED so they can get on with their lives... some going on to college, some just advancing in their jobs... and some... just so they can be an example to their kids.

One of my computers...from waaaaay back!

I've worked some over the months, making jewelry when I have a chance, trying to get my workroom back in order, but it is taking a lot of time.  The room has been in disarray for months, and I am pretty much unable to get it cleaned up to where I can really use it without feeling overwhelmed.
I'm trying, to me it seems hard, to sort out a lot of my husband's stuff, some of the stuff he had from his Dad's house, things that his dad gave us after he had a garage sale, to just get rid of... and we never got around to it before my husband died.

I've been putting this off for a long time, oh, I've gotten out there and gone through some, throwing away a few things here and there... putting things in the box for Goodwill, and some things that need to go into a garage sale.  I don't know if I'll ever have a garage sale, though.

Right now, it is the last thing on my mind... really... I've got so much going on, it is really hard to think about doing anything other than what I have to do. My husband would not want me to just give a lot of the stuff away...which is why we have so much now... I just can't give it away or throw it away...

 Everyone keeps telling me to put things on Ebay... and maybe I will eventually.  It just seems like a lot of trouble to me. I mean, I can't seem to get enough time to take photos of the things I make, let alone the tons of things in storage.

eh... I'll get around to it.

Anyway... here are a few pieces that I did over the past month.

The glass bellflower is from Lea Avroch, who does wonderful glass pieces, her repertoire is only getting bigger, and better!

This jumble is some of the prettiest dyed silk and yarn, along with some beads, and you've got some jewelry! The yellow and orange with bits of black is a bracelet that I played around with, I kind of like the colors. Not sure I like the shape it took on. There are varied sizes of glass beads, from 15/0 to 6/0 and some chipped garnet in it, which adds some texture.