Friday, January 22, 2010

After the Storms

The worst of the storms have passed and now it is time for the clean up. Actually, I am very fortunate to only have storm debris and the last of the flowering pear leaves to deal with.
Everything is clean, clear and bright and we were blessed with a rainbow the other evening towards sunset. It wasn't the brightest in color, but looked magnificent against the stormy clouds to the East. We even had the thrill of thunder and lightening~something that doesn't happen often here on the Central Coast~what a treat for this old Midwest girl.

I have kept busy in the studio creating jewelry as the storms pounded around the hill. I was inspired by the all the green around me and the promise of Spring. Check out my new items at With all the rain there was not one good reason to feel even the tiniest bit guilty for working in the studio and not the yard. I usually feel torn between the two.

Today I joined two friends for tea at our local Tea Cozy. What a perfect place to have lunch on a rainy afternoon. Yummy scones and Devon Cream!! They ventured on to Farmer's Market, but I needed to deliver some new necklaces to Lily's to fill some empty spots in my display. I am afraid I am more of a fair weather market girl. We are fortunate to have one each day of the week somewhere close by, year round.

Be safe and be grateful for the blessings you have been given.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Home Sweet Home

When I first visited Cambria in 1980 I came up to the Old Santa Rosa Chapel and fell in love with the little church on the hilltop. I still pinch myself that I have the honor to take care of this beautiful building and grounds and live here. What a blessed woman I am and so grateful for the opportunity.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Friday Evening~January 8, 2010

Well, this is my first attempt at blogging, so stay with me here, folks. I know just enough about navigating the Internet to be dangerous. So who knows how this will all turn out. I am always up for a new adventure and personal growth~so here goes.
I was never really good at keeping a diary or journal as a young girl, but maybe this will be different. My goal is to post a minimum of once a week until I get the hang of this.
I am a retired registered nurse who now caretakes a 140 year old chapel that sits among pine trees atop a hill and overlooks my quaint coastal village of Cambria, California. I also coordinate all the events at the Chapel and I am often the officiate at the weddings that are held here. In my spare time I design and create revival jewelry from antique jewelry, religious medals and old broken rosaries. I am grateful for the path my life has taken and marvel each day in the gifts I have been given. I value most my family, friends and the little Chapel on the hill.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you come back often to see my progress.