Friday, June 30, 2017

Baby Birds and Hiking Trails

Volume 14 Issue 7, July 2017

What's New in July?

Wow, it’s getting hot out! In that, I am looking for some cool shade to be in when I am outside, and Blu is lounging on the front porch sharing his water dish with the brazen squirrels.

All of this has slowed down my flower planting, but I am enjoying massive blooms from the bush daisies and the black eyed susans we planted last month. The birds are frolicking in the bird bath when Blu isn’t trying to drink out of it or the squirrels aren’t using it as their own backyard pool.

With all of the heat, I watch the yard through my window more than I play in it. From my window, I can see a lot of interesting characters wandering through. Like these guys:

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Baby wrens wadded up into a mess in the fork of a tree waiting on mom to come and feed them bugs. See all five?

New this month:

Pillows: One of my suppliers just offered up a new array of STUFFED pillows for me to create from, and now, I am offering a ton of beach themed home décor in my shop. They also offer matching shower curtains and towels, so those are in limited supply at the moment as I create more patterns.

Travel Book: I published my first book in a series of travel books. It is now available on Amazon and features a tour of Yosemite.

Thimbles: Giraffes and flamingoes are the theme for this month!

You will find all of my beads, canes and finished jewelry on my website. www.bluemorningexpressions.com

Until next month,

Julie & Blu

Things to Look Forward To:

Hotrod magnets: I am finishing up the hotrod magnets, and I have a couple dozen done, but not featured in the shop.

Tote Bags: These are all around prints, so that means that my patterns can completely cover the bag. My supplier is also doing t-shirts, but I have not designed for them yet.

Print Pieces: I am working on canvases and posters. I have been working on putting together the Scenes from a Car Show series into print.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Peacocks and Tropical Print Pillows

Volume 14 Issue 6, June 2017

What's New in June?

It’s summer. With that comes a lot of new flowers and other colorful additions to our front yard. We just dropped in several black eyed susan plants to brighten up a newly cleared corner of the front yard. We get assaulted regularly by pepper trees that are noxious weeds the size of redwoods, and once that weed was chopped down, there was a sunny space for some more flowers.

I put in two flower boxes in the center of the yard with annuals that added more color to the birdfeeder and bath area, and now, our resident bunny comes and sits in the front yard.

All of these pretty colors have made me miss bead making. It’s been a few months since I have sat down and made beads, so I am planning on just going crazy one of these days and making a lot of new beads. I have had a lot of other projects that have kept me from creating, and now they are done, so I have some more time. Look for more beads.

While you look, check out the colorful creations that wandered through my yard one morning. There were four of them; one was pearly white.

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Hot Rod Mugs: Father’s Day is here, and if you have a gearhead guy, I got a mug for him. I currently have over two dozen hot rod mugs that feature everything from 1932 Fords to the GTO of the 60s with a lot of different cars ready to go soon.

Pillows: One of my suppliers just offered up a new array of STUFFED pillows for me to create from, and now, I am offering a ton of beach themed home décor in my shop. They also offer matching shower curtains and towels, so those are in limited supply at the moment as I create more patterns.

Beads: I am working on some new beads, so watch for them this month.

You will find all of my beads, canes and finished jewelry on my website. www.bluemorningexpressions.com

Until next month,

Julie & Blu

Things to Look Forward To:

New Products:

Hotrod magnets: I am finishing up the hotrod magnets, and I have a couple dozen done, but not featured in the shop.

Shower curtains: My supplier is introducing a new product line that I am working on creating designs for.

Print Pieces: I am working on canvases and posters. I have been working on putting together the Scenes from a Car Show series into print.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

She Was Born in September

 

Another Month of Change

This ninth month of the year ushers in the autumn in the north and the spring in the south. The autumnal equinox and the vernal equinox open the doors for the new seasons. September means seven, and originally, this was the seventh month in the Roman calendar. While the calendar changed, September's name did not. Schools resume; leaves begin to fall; a crispness creeps into the air; and we see colors start to change in the leaves. Minor festivities happen in September, including Talk Like a Pirate Day on the nineteen. Ar, could they come up with no other holiday?

The Personality:

Careful, cautious and organized is she. She is quiet, but she can certainly speak well when she feels like it. She is calm, cool and very sympathetic. She is sensitive and detailed. She is perfect for the medical field. She is an intellectual with a critical eye for the most minute things. She is trustworthy and loyal. She works way too hard and long. She is a writer and a speaker. She loves the law. She is motivated. She is a master of research.

She is great with the sciences, mathematics, legal and medical professions. Her love of learning means that she is always striving to reach for more information. She has a great need for knowledge.

The sign:

Virgo and Libra: The virgin and the scales.

The Stone:

sept-sappThe sapphire shines brightly for the Mercury child. Insight and interpretation come easily to those born in September, and the sapphire reflects those gifts. It is said to help heal fevers and inflammations.

 

 

 

The Flower:

sept-asterThe aster blooms for the September babe. These flowers are the symbol of love, wisdom, faith and light. There are over 600 types of asters, and they come in a rainbow of colors. Their name means Star, and rumor has it that if you want to ward off dragons, plant asters in your garden.

The Color:

The joy of orange and the strength of red combine to make up the color of the September baby.

The Gifts:

Orange Owl Earrings

SolanaKaiDesigns 

Fall Maple and Oak Leaf Coasters in Filet Crochet - Set of 4

RSS Designs in Fiber 

Love is in the Air Valentine Hanging Hand Towel

HollyKnitterCreation

Orange Carnelian Soutache Dangle Women's Earrings

LadyGreenEyesJewelry 

Bicycle Necklace Bike Locket Charm Necklace Victorian Style

Treasures of Jewels 

Autumn Gemstone Earrings

LinorStore 

Sunbonnet Sue and Overalls Sam

Christie Cottage 

Woofs Up Dog Lovers Trifold Fabric Wallet

SewAmazin 

Wood Mom Rules Word-art And Heart Decor Shelf Sitter

Kevs Krafts 

Handmade Polymer Clay Beads

Blue Morning Expressions 

Movie Night Sticker Labels

AdorebyNat 

Red and Yellow Calsilica with Scarlet Crystal 20 inch Necklace

KatsAllThat 

Rare, Red Mallee Burl Exotic Wood Earrings

ExoticWoodJewelryAnd

Glossy Tangerine Sparkle Lampwork Beads

Covergirl Beads 

Orange Statement Necklace

Blonde Peach Jewelry 

Red Orange Gold linked Anklet

The Singing Beader 

Handmade Beaded Flat Spiral Bracelet

CraftingMemories1

 

Red Flower Earrings

Shadow Dog Designs 

Red Carnelian Agate Black Onyx Large Bold Gemstone Beaded Necklace

Dianes Dangles 

Red Sugar Skull Earrings,

Pretty Gonzo 

Don’t see what you want here, then ask someone to make something just for your mom.


Shop from these Mother’s Day Countdown 2017 links, as well:


Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9


She was born in January
She was born in February
She was born in March
She was born in April
She was born in May
She was born in June
She was born in July
She was born in August


Happy shopping!
Julie and Blu

Friday, May 5, 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

She Was Born in August

 
Days of Change
Named after Augustus, this month is the waning summer in the north, and the herald of spring in the south. Originally, it was called Sextilis because it was the sixth month, but when the calendar received January and February, it became the eighth month. August is a month of festivals as the harvest nears in the north and the spring starts to arrive in the south.

The Personality:


She is entertaining and loves to tell jokes. She is determined and has strong leadership qualities. She is very attractive. She is suave. She cares about others. She is brave and fearless. She knows how to take care of other's feelings. She is generous. She has a lot of pride in herself. She likes praise. She is very careful and tends to be extremely observant. She can be too cautious. She thinks things through, and she able to think quickly when necessary. She is very independent in her thought process. She is a dreamer. She is a great friend. She cherishes her family. She is very talented in the arts.


She makes a great leader, manager or one in the public eye. She excels in music, performance, drama and literature. She is an excellent person for the medical field. She offers much to the world, and she has a natural authoritative voice. She gathers people together and easily takes charge.


The sign:

Leo and Virgo: The lion and the virgin.

The Stone:

august-peridotThe peridot is the August birthstone. This stone is the stone of the famous. It has dignity and protection. The stone is the stone of truth, honesty and integrity. It enhances prosperity and growth.





 

 
 
The Flower:
august-gladGladiolas, the flower of the gladiators, rule the month of August. It is a determined flower that offers strength of character, sincerity and generosity. The August child also is associated with the poppy. The poppy is a remembrance flower, and the golden poppy is the flower of the State of California.






 

The Color:
The colors yellow and orange rule the month of August bringing enthusiasm and joy to the month.

The Gifts:

Silver Threader Earrings

SolanaKaiDesigns

Topaz Swarovski Crystal Heart Silver Bead Women's Necklace Set

LadyGreenEyesJewelry

Orange Awareness Earrings

Pretty Gonzo

Hand Knit Golden Sunflower Cotton Dish Cloth or Wash Cloth

HollyknitterCreation

Nurse Christmas Ornament Handmade From Cherry Wood

Kevs Krafts

Filet Crochet Art Doily

RSS Designs in Fiber

Orange and White African Helix Bracelet

CraftingMemories1

Orange Beaded Bracelet

Treasures of Jewels

Kippah Yarmulke Women Chapel Cap

Lindab142

Yellow and Orange Flower Pendant Beaded Necklace for Women

Blue Morning Expressions

Woodland Forest Animals Sticker Labels - Set of 50

Adore by Nat

Apricot Orange Handmade Lampwork Beads

Covergirl Beads

Orange Fire Agate Statement Necklace

The Singing Beader

Yellow Star Flower Handmade Earrings

Shadow Dog Designs

Vegetable Fruits Still Life Cantaloupe Original Watercolor 11 x 15 painting

WatercolorsNMore

Swarovski Sunflower Antique Brass Hypoallergenic Chandelier Earrings

Kats All That


Memory Wire Bracelet

Blonde Peach Jewelry

Cat Coin Purse

SewAmazin

Red Orange Agate Gemstone Square Stretch Wide Bracelet 7 inch

Dianes Dangles


Don’t see what you want here, then ask someone to make something just for your mom.

Shop from these Mother’s Day Countdown 2017 links, as well:


Week 1

Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
She was born in January
She was born in February
She was born in March
She was born in April
She was born in May
She was born in June
She was born in July

Happy shopping!

Julie and Blu