Category Archives: Life!

Hiking on the Rogue River

Recently I hiked the Rogue River Trail with my hubby and some friends. It was amazing! Four days, forty + miles. It was pretty much “glam hiking” as we stayed in lodges each night and they cooked for us. So all we had to do was carry our clothes, some food and snacks, and anything else we wanted. No tent, sleeping bag, cooking equipment, etc….you know, all the heavy stuff. My pack was about 15 pounds (possibly more on the first day as I packed in a platypus of red wine!).

We did the “unsupported” hike and fortunately for us no support was needed. The trail was mostly about half way up the side of the hills looking down at the river most of the time. There were a few dicey parts of the trail that had slid down the hill (!) but it was all doable. And I’m afraid of heights, but it was no huge deal. Just took some extra concentration in parts! The weather was pretty toasty to start (about 85 degrees) but by the fourth day we got a sprinkle or two, and it clouded over, so we got a fabulous cool day for most of the last day of hiking.

And so now my hubby and I are joking that we are walking distance to Eugene…..!

And now it’s back to work……(not so bad really)!

Monster Making Workshop at Clay Space

Monster Making Class at Clay Space 2012

My monster before glazing

I just can’t get enough of these monsters. This photo is of the monster I made a few years ago. And now it’s time to make a friend for my monster. So I’ve signed up to take this workshop at Clay Space in Eugene. I can’t wait! Here are the details from their website at Clay Space if you are interested in getting in touch with your own inner-monster:
Monster Making Workshop
Wednesday, October 29 | 5:30pm & 7:15pm (each session lasts about 1.5 hours)
Workshop Fee: $20 per session


James DeRosso’s Monsters

 James will be in town for another monster making workshop! Each session lasts about an hour and a half. Sign-up for a session by yourself or with a companion and you will have a fabulous time! James will walk you through creating creatures that “go bump in the night” — you’ll make your very own monster with James as your guide! Monsters can be picked up after firing is completed. Call now to sign up – these workshops fill quickly!

Art Under Glass on Etsy

Art Under Glass PendantFun Pendants made by Art Under Glass

I have several favorite Etsy shops and Art Under Glass is one of them.

You may remember last year I purchased several of these pendants for girlfriends, and now I’ve found this one which is perfect for my Halloween festivities. I think it will go nicely with my “Wicked Witch” costume, don’t you think?

Becky’s pendants are well made and beautiful and very reasonable priced. If you’re like me, you’ll want several because….well, because it’s fun. And she will make custom sayings for you (which I’ve done several times)….so you can get exactly what you want. So great! Support an American craftswoman!

Happy quilting….and prepping for Halloween!