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Reno Update: Kitchen Caulking, Motorcycle Print, Stair Treads

You may be able to tell from the title of this blog post that I’m too tired to think of anything clever, like I did for last week’s post. House renovation tasks continue, along with packing and cleaning. It’s a TON of work getting a house ready for sale. This morning, I scrubbed the bathtub thoroughly with Bar Keeper’s Friend in order to remove some stains. This afternoon, I mowed the lawn because regular maintenance…

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What Happened to the Owl?

About a month ago, I posted about a necklace I had made with a pink owl pendant. I was wondering whether I should keep the owl or lose it, so I asked around online. Since that time, I’ve been sidetracked by tearing apart our dining room. Perhaps you’re wondering whatever happened to that owl necklace. Did I keep the owl on the necklace or take it off and rework it? The responses I got to…

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Owl or No Owl?*

Several weeks ago I made a necklace with an owl pendant for a friend. Because the package of owl pendants I bought contained four pendants, I decided to try my hand at another. Here is the result. While buying the owl pendants, I purchased the pink glass beads (2 tones of pink beads in the package) specifically to use with this owl pendant. There were only 8 pink beads in the package, so I had…

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House Excavations: The Makings of Childhood

House Excavations: The Makings of Childhood The sorting continues …. The past number of weeks, I’ve been packing boxes with books and d├ęcor, trying to sort as I go. There’s no sense moving stuff we no longer want. And when you’ve lived in a house for close to 30 years, it’s amazing how much stuff accumulates that you no longer have a use for or, worse yet, never had a use for and can’t figure…

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Another Necklace Made

Once I’m on a creative roll with something, I tend to keep it going for a little while until I’m on to something new. I made three new necklaces within the past few weeks. After seeing them posted here on my blog, a friend expressed an interest in having one, so I made one for them this week. It was a great excuse to go bead shopping and spend time picking out a nice arrangement…

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