No more soap sales + being copied

I have discontinued soap sales, at least temporarily. I have had a lot of fun over 18 years making soap and meeting so many other interesting people. Thank you everyone .
Maybe I will get back to it again later, but meanwhile I will be making only for personal use and gifting..

Sep 15, 2007

no posting for a while

life has been somewhat of a hassle.

i had 2 sessions of having steroids into my spine and another, last week, of steroids into the top of my leg. i resort to steroids when i am desperate and after 6 months ......i was.

i await the outcome of the latter as the former didnt help.
i am a tiny bit hopeful. the dog is also hopeful of returning to longer walks more often

i have had endless massages and acupunctures not to count the physiotherapy.
i am still very unbalanced. i am costing the Medicare system a fortune....and my own bank balance is depleted
but i am worth it i think LOL

i am now hoping i will develop enough capacity to actually spend a week away in about a month.
i dont want to miss out as i did last year.
this lack of balance thing is a total bore and very tiring

i finally managed to get the floor in the bedroom area done . it has been lying around in an ugly cement look after i asked son to seal it after we pulled up the carpet i hated. i actually wanted a cement floor ....really LOL.
son did a dreadful job on it and then i got sick and i didnt find the power to organise the floating floor like i have in the living areas, til about a month ago.

unlike the people who did the first lot of floor, this man and his crew were a dream.
nothing was too much trouble and they were competant and professional.
and put the furniture back in the right places. what more could i ask ??

anyway i am hoping this years bad stuff is about to cease. spring is here and i need to get my camera out for some pics before all the blossoms disappear

i actually made it to a 6 hour class in beading last week. i didnt actually want to do two of the projects that the teacher had for us (pearls) and fortunately had taken some old jools of my mothers that i wanted to do something with and a couple of other necklaces that i wanted to update/upgrade

i didnt do what i wanted...which would have involved a lot of 18 ct gold for starters.... but i got Mums old jools into a usable format or my purposes.

this is what i started with..........seems like turquise chips set into some sort of perhaps Fimo .
i cant recall my mother wearing this jewellery so it is pretty old...mimimum of 60 years

lacking any other ideas and having a huge number of turquise chips on a string, i put the two together at the classes suggestion

i think that i will not a beadmaker make. i know i have no patience for the small details necessary for this sort of work ....and anyway i dont want to be selling them and there is a limit to what i will wear myself......or give away. however it was fun to do and i was very happy that i was well enough to manage to do it. that was a win


Sandy said...

I think that is very pretty.

Dianes Naturally said...

thank you Sandy.
that is kind of u.
it is all about my mother really ........who is loooong gone