Monday, January 28, 2013

An interesting and beneficial experience

Last night I had another sleep over at the Sleep Disorder Clinic.  DARTS brought me which is fortunate as it is in a difficult place to reach by bus.

I am so fortunate to have DARTS which is the Accessible Transport system here in Hamilton.  They are wonderful.

I had a lovely technician.  She hooked me up just before bedtime and I am glad nobody could see how I looked!  Patches stuck with wires all over the body including the face.

I looked so funny but so did everybody else in the place with the exception of the technicians.

It took a little bit of time to adjust to the machine which fits over your nose and gives oxygen.  It seems I have sleep apnea and my oxygen level is really low.  This machine will help me breath throughout the night.

My lovely technician told me this morning that many people cannot tolerate the mask and just walk out of the session. I am one of the fortunate ones.

I got picked up earlier than expected which was good as the roads were slippery and it was turning to freezing rain as we inched our way along Main Street.

The next step will be a call from a provider who will lend me a unit for two months to see if I can tolerate it.  After that, I have to buy it.

It was a big help to me this machine and now that I know what the problem is, (stopping breathing many times during the night), I will have the solution and life will improve for me.

Without sleep, nothing works.

Thanks for dropping by, it is nice to share such positive news and to know the solution has been reached.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Pendant - 20" black chain

Pendant - 20" black chain: This gorgeous pendant has Swarovski pearls with Bohemian emerald green beads, wrapped in non-tarnish silver wire. Cute little swirls at the end of the design as well as within the design. Shipping and handling is $5.00 extra in Canada.

Necklace & earring set

Necklace & earring set: This elegant and beautiful set has a twist to it with matching beads in a circle. The earrings come with the set and can be for pierced ears or can come as clip ons. Your choice.

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Israel Admits Birth Control Program for Ethiopians – The Jewish Daily Forward

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Photo Shots

My friend Norm came over with his very fancy camera, tripod and different photographic items.  We made a photo studio and took several hours setting things up and taking shots of three of the creations.

Unfortunately, they were not in jpeg image and cannot be used.  Also, most unfortunately, they got deleted from his nice camera.

He will return again at some point and this time it will work fine as he will use the JPEG setting.

His shots were absolutely gorgeous and it would have looked so good on the computer.

Ah well, it was a practice run and we'll get some more shots eventually.

Thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The planning stage

I love planning a party and the anticipation of a good time.  Don't you?  In Toronto I used to have lots of parties when I had a bigger place.  I also would host dinner parties from time to time, especially when the children were younger.

Speaking of parties, sometimes I would make it a potluck party and that was fun as well, because everybody has their own speciality which they cook.  For me, it was more fun to taste other people's cooking! 

However, most of the time, I did it by myself. 

For this party, I am waiting for a quote from my Club to see what nibbles they can prepare for the price I have given them.  It will make it a lot easier on me as I am not getting any younger......

I will make some dishes though which will be "halal" so that all the guests will be able to eat. 

In today's multicultural society (which I love, by the way), one must be mindful of what can be served.

I haven't had a party for two years now so this is my big event.  I already have most of the talent show lined up, two musicians, poets and short story writers and a clown act coming from Toronto.

The party room is booked and the guest list keeps growing. 

It should be lots of fun.

Thanks for dropping by and have a good day.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Classic set

Classic set: This elegant design handcrafted with Bohemian firepolish beads will suit a person who prefers the classic look. Black and golden yellow make a lovely contrast and would go well with a black dress or top. Matching earrings come with this necklace to further compliment the elegant look of the wearer. Clip on earrings can be substituted if desired.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

This and that.....

Lately I have been busy designing and making new jewellery which I love to do.  Not only is it good to work with one's hands but to use the imagination in a different way than in writing.

What am I trying to say here?  I seem to be able to do only one creative avenue at a time.  Right now, I am designing jewellery and my writing is "on hold".

I haven't written a poem nor worked on a short story for quite some time, but I will get back into that again when I have designed enough so there is a wide choice of jewellery for the party.  I am also selling on line now at Shoplocket. 

Shoplocket is a firm out of Toronto, Ontario which my son set up for me.  So far, it has been easy enough for me to use and people seem to be looking at my designs.  I have not figured out yet how they see them, as basically I think Shoplocket offers a vehicle to display what you have to sell and to receive payment and the seller (in this case me) does the marketing via e-mail, tweet or Facebook.  I cannot use the e-mail part because I cannot see the caption properly.  I must e-mail or call them to see if they have a solution for that. They are such nice young people that I don't mind asking.

That is what I understand so far. I'm sure the more I use the site, the more that I will understand it.  For a non-techie person such as myself, it is a good site!

I don't post everything on Facebook as I don't want my "friends" to get tired of it.  I do post them onto my own jewellery blog and also onto this blog.I haven't figured out how to get more exposure for my jewellery blog yet.  It doesn't get as many hits as my writing and publishing blog or this, my personal blog.

It is a new experience for me buying and selling on line.  I have bought on line myself and it seems to work just fine.  I usually buy by Paypal as my son set it up for me.

Times sure have changed, haven't they?  Fifty years ago, as a young twenty year old, I can remember hurrying to the bank to put my cheque in on paydays before they closed at 3 p.m. I remember going at lunchtime and lining up.

Now you can bank through the internet, through banking machines and probably in ways I have no idea about. I can relate so well to those two old fellows talking about modern banking.  I just love that commercial for the TD Bank, don't you?

On another note, I decided to go down to Tundra at Wellington and King to get some leather cording and to see what Peter and Sean have in the way of jewellery tools and findings.  They have expanded significantly since I was last there as Avitar no longer has a storefront and unless one wants to go all the way to Dundas, there is no longer an outlet to buy jewellery findings. 

Now Peter and Sean have some great tools, and also artistic wire and have expanded into carrying more things for jewellery makers. I am so pleased as this way I may not need to order from Toronto so much.   What a delight it was for me to chat with these two fellows and to check out what new things they were carrying.  I always enjoy going into Tundra.  They also make beautiful leather goods themselves and sell them. 

Yesterday was a great day for me, shopping at Tundra and talking with these gentlemen, then picking up something to rework which was left for me at another location.  By the time I got home, I was physically exhausted and had to rest.

I keep forgetting that I am no longer a "Spring chicken"  and sometimes run around like I am still twenty years old!

Unfortunately for me, my body reminds me of that fact!!

On that note, shall end this blog for now.  Hope you have a wonderful day.  Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, January 14, 2013


Pendant: This pendant shouts out warmth and coziness with its copper chain and copper wirework. The small Swarovski crystals add grace and sparkle while the Topaz large dangle is soothing to look at and elegantly cut. 20" chain.


Pendant: This pendant shouts out warmth and coziness with its copper chain and copper wirework. The small Swarovski crystals add grace and sparkle while the Topaz large dangle is soothing to look at and elegantly cut. 20" chain.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Pendant and earrings

Pendant and earrings: This elegant set is designed for busy women who don't have time to fiddle with a clasp. Fits right over the head - no fussing with clasps. Swarovski crystals in purple. Would look smashing with a plain top or dress.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Swarovski and Bohemian beads original design in non tarnish silver

Swarovski and Bohemian beads original design in non tarnish silver: This stunning. graceful design will please disciminating women who wish to wear original and different designs. It comes with nickle free pierced earrings, with smaller pearl like beads and emerald Bohemian beads. It can come in either 20" black chain or silver plated chain. It could also come with clip on earrings - the choice is yours.

Please click on the underlined description in blue and it will show you the picture of the set.

Thanks for dropping by.