Friday, April 4, 2014

Update:Organizing and Installations complete...for now!

The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more. ~Jonas Salk

I completed my shell organizing and am now ready to add to my collection!! I was very surprised to find things that I had I didn't remember!! Like several winged oysters (mixed in here with mussels). I used 3 sets in the wreaths I made.

I also found this murex, I think it might be a well worn Cabrit's murex, but I am not really sure!!

I had no idea I had so many king's crowns either. I need to get some muratic acid and see if I can restore their beautiful color.

It was a lot of work, but I am very pleased with my shell organization in the garage.  It was very cold out there, but I was warm inside pretending I was at the beach! I don't know about you, but a lot of the shells I remember exactly where I found them, and it brought back lots of wonderful memories. How about this for being organized?

I made a trip to do some family business to Jess and Brad's and installed their new wreath on their door while they were at work.
I think it looks nice against their black door.  I think they were pleased with it, and I hope it brings back memories for them as well. It was supposed to be nearly spring like there last weekend, highs in the 60s, I was looking forward to some warm weather for a change.  Imagine my surprise when I got up Sunday morning to leave and it was snowing!! As I headed home, it snowed more and more and became a winter wonderland.  I thought it was supposed to be March!

How crazy is this?? As I got closer to home, the temperature rose to 45 and I ran out of the snow, thank goodness!

One of our favorite restaurants is a local little place in town, we go there at least once a week and have grown close to the manager.  She had a birthday last Friday so I decided to try my hand at making some jewelry. 

I was pleased with how they came out, and realized I need to concentrate on getting some more small shells...hmmmm is a trip to paradise in my near future??? I think I will make a list of things I need to 'pick up'. :)

I also installed the wreath on my Mom's door, along with a spring wreath I made her last year.

That just leaves one more wreath for got it, the one on our front door in Ft. Myers! Another thing to add to the list.....hmmmm maybe a trip is in our near future.  Actually, we were going to leave today, but I am working with making some arrangements for my Mom, so we had to delay a day, hopefully we will head down tomorrow.  We both are in need of some R&R (Rest and Relaxation). Also, I am anxious to see our new windows that were installed this week. Stay tuned hopefully my next post will be from paradise!




  1. Oh lucky you!! Another trip to paradise. I'm jealous.

    LOVE all your shells - Can I come over and play? You can never have too many, right? I still have a box of shells from last years trip that I haven't done anything with yet.

    1. Sure Kim, come on over!! :) Pull out those will warm your soul!!!

  2. We LOVE our wreath! And we loved having you here for a few days. Hope you make it to Florida home tomorrow!

  3. I love when things are organized. Your earrings look good! I thought of you this week... my girlfriend told me she is moving to the west side of FL for the winters. :)

    1. Thank you Amy!!! That is cool about your friend, where is she you know????