Monday, June 2, 2008

My Marine Grandson

Above is Dustin

Left is Cody and right is Casey--my twin


Just a quick note to say that my Grandson, Dustin Turnquist, was home this last week from his avionics training in the Marine Corp. He will now go to Camp Pendleton near San Diago, CA. where he starts his 4 years of active duty. He and one of my twin grandsons, Casey, came over & my son Rod and Becky and we took them all to Roy's Bar-B-Que for dinner. Really good. The lady who owns it told me to get rid of that crew I just brought in before they spent all my money. LOL. Had a nice visit. He's not one to write or call so always good to catch up on his latest adventures. He does talk to Cody or text every day so we can ask Cody for the latest.

My Victorian Necklace & earrings

Above is my latest jewelry project. My sister gave me money for my birthday and I ordered all the stuff I needed to make this necklace. The pearls are all from a necklace that my dad gave me as a young girl. They are yellowed or maybe I should say off-white from age. It was a double strand of cultered pearls - choker length. This is my first try at bead weaving rather than stringing on wire. That pendant was a lot of work. When I finished I couldn't decide if I liked it but I'm sure not doing it over. LOL. I still have other parts that I ordered so I can make another victorian necklace too. It is unbelievable how much money you can get into one piece of jewelry. The picture I put on the pendant is a DaVinci.