Sunday, July 26, 2009

Soldering Accomplished

What a FUN day I had yesterday. I spent 3 hours at Mystic Paper, in downtown Mesa, taking a soldering class from Josie Cirincione . That's her in the blue apron and black glasses. I'm a fan of her work and have been trying to coordinate my schedule with one of her classes. She is a very talented young woman who has also written and published two books:

Yesterday's class included instruction on glass cutting, tools, soldering technique, flux, and making an ornament. I choose to make a Halloween ornament.

Josie's class sample was a darling Christmas ornament. She created two Halloween themed ornaments to show the class how she puts them together. It was so enjoyable to have such a patient, organized and knowledgeable instructor. I picked up several useful tips to help me improve on my soldering. Of course, I had to go upstairs to the shop and pick up a few "necessary" items to enhance my soldering skills! LOL!!!

Last night we spent the evening with Jami, Mike and the girls for a delicious steak dinner. Sofia is just learning how to sit up on her own. So I snapped a couple pic's of her performing for us. She is still only 11 lbs., 10 ozs. Such a little munchkin!

Meanwhile, Hanna was out in their pool practicing her surfing technique! (with the help of her dad)
Mommy, Jami and Papa, Frank were the captive audience.
So today Hubby and I are relaxing in front of the TV watching old Lifetime movies......they always seem to suck us in! Since I am feeling lazy this afternoon I think I am going to talk him into taking me out for dinner. Sunday, this is a day of rest, right?
Anywho, it's been a great weekend, with the exception of the 106 degree and humid weather. Hoping all of you have had a good two days and been able to relax and enjoy your family too.
XOXO Nancy
PS: I KNOW THERE ARE A FEW OF YOU READING MY POST WHO HAVE NOT PARTICIPATED IN A CHANCE TO WIN MY GIVEAWAY. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO ENTER....ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS LEAVE A COMMENT. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!
This is what I am giving away. One of my chandelier 10x10 canvas art pieces.


4 comments:

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

Hi Nancy!

Thanks so much for finding me, it allowed me to find you and I'm so glad I did! Love your creations, they are really lovely. There are so many things that I would love to learn and try, just not enough hours in the day to do all that I would like to do!

Love seeing your photos! Sofia and Hanna are so adorable!

I will add you to my blog roll as well, I love making new blog pal!

Thanks again!

Hope the hubby takes you out to dinner!!

xoxo
Karyn

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

What a wonderful giveaway! The soldered piece you made is adorable. I can't believe the summer has gone by so fast, and Fall will soon be here! Adorable little munchkin as well as surfer girl!

Kelly said...

Hi Nancy!
My mom turned me on to your blog several months ago. I love to see what your creating and its so fun to see the girls and their families. I hope you guys are doing well!
Love,
Kelly (Hamernik) Benzel

Judy Anderson Biddle said...

Oh my gosh....wouldn't want to miss a chance at your artwork...Love following your blog when I can...Great photos of your family and life in Gilbert at the Hunters...Carry on creative lady!
Judy Biddle =)