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Friday, October 18, 2013

Week 42 - All in a Day

Focus on Life week 42

Mmm How to deal with this, I'm a self employed gallery owner and jewellery artist....  So some days I make beads.. 
In the summer I always start and end the day by putting out open flags... this season of the year it's by chance or appointment!
These beads were made for someone... well I needed 9  think there's 22 or 23 there (my hearts are free form no mold! other than what grows on them when I forget them in a bucket of dirty water)

Some days I make components
occasionally I even make them into pieces of jewellery!

Enamelled components for a gallery show in SK
(I cut out the cow skulls using a blanking mold and my hydraulic press!)  Enamelled pinwheels made into earrings... yes they do spin!


Most days in October I pick grapes

OK the grape vine picture is from Sept when the grapes were green... but it's pouring rain today so ... Big picture is processing grapes to make a orange cranberry pecan loaf using 'concord' grapes...I probably bake 3 times a year...

Most evenings I knit
These Socks are a triple first... First time  I've knit from the toe up, First time I've knit two socks at once, and First time I've knit socks using circular needles.... These are for my husband... they ended up a bit big!
 Two at once is fun, knitting on circular needles sucks, and I quite like the way the heel looks on these.... 


One evening this week some of the resident deers wandered past during supper

She had two fawns earlier in the summer but one seems to be gone, also she has been running around on three legs most of the summer... still is so I'm not sure how she'll do this winter!

And I read.... Most evenings in the hot tub...

This week was book bus week, the bus comes to the island once every 4 weeks, I missed the Sept stop...
The top two book are by Alan Bradley... a series about a 12 year old girl in England trying to figure out creative ways to 'kill' her two older sisters.  I usually get about 10 books and get through 7 or 8....

But I start everyday by feeding my fish, Sophie , winding my cuckoo clock, and grabbing a cup of coffee... I actually end the day by turning off Sophie's light and winding the cuckoo clock again, as it was hung two inches too low to make it twenty -four hours!

I had this post all queued to post tonight then realized I forgot to mention the hours I waste on the computer every day... no need for pictures you all know what a computer looks like!

To see how other people spend their days click on the following links!


11 comments:

Marlene Cupo said...

What a delightful place you call home. Sure you treasure it. I would!

AntiquityTravelers said...

It would be nice to be able to 'free form' the daily routine! you live in a very pretty place!

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Just love those free form hearts. I missed your kitties this week! I know they are a constant presence in youd day....

Patty Woodland said...

The bookends of my day are always the same. It's the middle that changes.

A Polymer Penchant said...

Oh free form day would be fun for a change. I sure do have some chains of routine,others are welcome. I love how you brought us through a day, and I can picture your flags and kitties from other posts.

Alice said...

Lots of stuff going on and it all looks like fun! I love the idea of growing grapes. My grandfather grew them and I remember eating them as a child. Love your freeform hearts!

Becky Pancake said...

Wonderful photos Lynn. Your buffalo heads and pinwheels are cool. Like the socks. I bought a skein of yarn Monday to knit a scarf. I haven't knit since in the 70's but I am going to try. Last week I tapped on my window at the deer eating my windfall apples but all she did was look up then go back to eating. Thanx for sharing your life with us.

Shel said...

Those free form hearts are very nice - and those socks are, too. They look cozy. Hope the deer makes it - cool shot of her and her little one!

Claire said...

Great post - I really loved hearing about your day :)
You are a very talented person, and I just adore those pinwheel earrings!!

Adrienne said...

This is great and I love those pinwheel earrings! I wish I had time to read like that, I used to but life always seem to get in the way!

LoriF said...

I really, really loved this prompt...it was interesting to see how diverse we all are. Other than when I'm travelling, I'm afraid mine would say work, work, work...computer/computer LOL.