Wednesday, August 21, 2013


I hope all of my eastern Iowa friends will stop by and see me this Saturday from 9-4 at the Brucemore Garden and Art Show. The show is held annually on the grounds of the beautiful National Trust estate in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. If you've never visited the estate before Saturday would be a great chance to do so. The weather will be fine, the flowers will be in bloom and the will be plenty of art and great food to enjoy. I hope to see you there. For more information on the show or the estate click here.

Sunday, August 11, 2013



Summer has flown by, and wow, has this blog suffered. The Bead and Button Show came and went (and was awesome!) and then teaching partner Gail Lannum and I were on to next years Bead and Button submissions. We are excited about what we came up with and hope the show will be too.
Paul and I added a new kitten to our family this summer. Her name is Scout and she's now 4 months old. She's a real sweetheart too. Best of all Lily gets along well with her, so that's a good thing.
I'm on to designing new work and trying to make that happen in real life. In the days to come I'll post some pics of that as well as images of a couple of new classes I'll be teaching in my studio in Iowa City hopefully in September. For some of you gals that have asked me in the past, yes there will be soldering!
I hope your summer has been great so far!