Thursday, March 1, 2012

In Like a Lamb

Wow, here it is the first of March already....where is the time going.
The weather has been so mild this winter, but I am looking forward to Spring anyways. I started some perennial flower seeds and a few veggies in my windowsill. They are doing well so far. Let's hope they do better this year. I have never had much luck, my plants are always thin and spindly. But this year I am using extra lights and fertilising with liquid seaweed.
I have already planned my vegetable garden and plan to get some fruits and other perennial vegetables planted this spring. I also have a large bail of chicken wire to keep the little rodents for destroying my plants again this year.

On the glass end: I have not been able to do much lampworking or anything else lately. I have been having so much pain in my left shoulder, lower back, and trouble using my left arm the last few months. Finally I had a lump appear which turned out to be a large grapefruit sized tumor under my shoulder blade. The good news is I had an MRI and it is benign. I will get it removed March 12th. The bad news is it's not encapsulated like most Lipomas so they will have to scrape it off the muscle. The surgeon said I will be super sore and out of commission for 2-3 weeks. I am scared to death to have the surgery, but I am looking forward to having the use of my shoulder and arm back....and not to be in so much pain.
It has been driving me crazy not to be able to make beads..or much else.

I am still working on taking better pictures and have been trying lot's of different "How To" tutorials on better picture taking.

I did check out a new photo editing software on, that I found through they have so many helpful guides for Etsy sellers.

Here's a before and after of a picture I edited....The original on top.
Please, tell me which one you like better.


  1. Dropped by from EOF team on Etsy! FotoFuze has done a stunning job! I like the 2nd one better without question! It's obvious the Silver beads are true to color are the other beads true to color as well?

  2. Hi Amber,
    Yes, the beads are true to color.
    I am very impressed with foto saved pictures I would have normally had to retake.