Happy Mother's Day.
It's a day to celebrate mothers....whether it's to celebrate a wonderful one or celebrate surviving a less than wonderful one. So....give a gift or buy yourself one! And that's all I shall say on the subject!
I had a great day yesterday I spent a large chunk of it over at my local bead store, Wildfire Beads, hanging out with owner Lora. There's been a lot of road work around the store for the past few weeks and business has been slow but apparently everyone followed me there because she had a very busy day. YAY!
Lora was very happy with her new seed bead wall and so was I, finally we can buy 8/0s and 15/0s locally, not to mention a good selection of everything else. It's not a huge selection but it takes time not to mention large chunks of money to build up your stock, and Lora is smart enough not to rush into huge amounts of debt in this economy.
I did meet the gal who makes the cabochons for the store and finally found out what my green mystery stone is....Varisite! Mae of Benson's Lapidary and Jewelry Design actually ran home and brought in the slab my stone was cut from along with a whole box of gorgeous cabs. Yeah, there were a couple I couldn't resist. One is a piece of fossilized limb where the skin is still visible....looks like a lizard. Ok....some might find that a little creepy but it's such a pretty stone with amazing depth. It's probably going to end up in something I make for myself. I tried photographing it but it's a really tough one to capture.
Anyway, I hope everyone has a great day one way or another.