Friday, January 23, 2015

Magical Sunset


Yesterday evening was such a lovely sunset! And what made it all the more lovely was the children cooperating and staying with me at the beach. They found great pieces and stayed out of the water. The wind died down and the beach was smooth with wonderful rock washes. It was one of the more magical moments I have had on our beach. Here are a few of what I found yesterday.
This what I found in the morning with Child #3.

 
Our collection from our sunset walk.

Same collection - just up close!
 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Red and Blue

No it wasn't a red piece of sea glass but a fun red sand toy!


And this piece was just so perfect - laying in the sand, so lovely!
 
Look at this darling! She is so cute when we sea glass. It makes all her wanderings and stick throwing worth it.


Friday, January 16, 2015

Best.Christmas.Gift.Ever.

My dear friend surprised me with the most perfect sea glass gift at Christmas.
 
 
Yes, a sea glass Christmas tree. Each little polished piece has a hole right through the middle and then they are connected by a small silver dowel. I nearly died with delight over this gift. Now if I could figure out how to make these myself,  you'd get one at Christmas too!
And these are just a few of the pieces I found on a walk yesterday morning. They all seemed so similar and found in the same area, it made me wonder if they were from the same bottle? Most likely not but I always wonder where the glass I find came from.
 
Have a good week-end!

Friday, January 9, 2015

I'm back and so is the sea glass!

It is a new year! And I have given up my mothers' club job as "blog editor", and am thrilled to have something to post on my blog.

It all began on Jan. 6 on the rocky Oceanside beach in Southern California. This beach is always lovely and smooth, but Jan 6, it was rocky with sea glass! Wahoo!

Here is what I gathered in one afternoon (and mostly carrying Child #3 on my hip!)
A peek in the bag!

There are from my beach in Northern California.
 Can you see the orange?! Yes, I found orange. It was a perfect afternoon!

Glass from my morning run/stroll as I hit the beach.
 Then Child #3 came down and threw sticks while I finished sea glassing.
 

It is going to be a great year! (Next post - the most perfect Christmas gift ever!)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Great Start to July!

I taught a Lego Summer Class for three boys. Super fun!

Child #2 went to a Princess Party for her Summer Class. She "just loves" her fingernail!

Small pieces at a beach I haven't been to in years! It was our "Wednesday Walk" outing.

Friday, June 13, 2014

The rest of May!

Here are a few photos to document life over the past month or so. It has been a good one!

Joy School teachers and friends. Child #2 graduated and she was so proud!

I've been sewing and made two backpacks with this dog print. I got this material from a friend.

Loved how this turned out but Child #2 put the hot iron on it and burned an imprint of the iron on it, ruining the back side:(

Fixed the zipper on this cute jacket. Child #2 loves it and I was so glad I saved it all these year to fix it!

Teeth issues. That tooth came out - so glad the shots cavities and extraction are OVER!

 
 
Child #3 at my arm, crying - got to go! But we did get glass this morning! So glad school is out - more time on the beach!
Kirstin

Saturday, May 31, 2014

6:30 am and 7:30 am

Child #3 has been getting up early! Luckily the tides have been low so we have been heading down to the beach. Here is what I found the other day after I went down from 6:00-6:45 am and then again after getting Child #1 off for school from 7:15-7:45 am:


Yes red!
 


The whole time I was gathering glass, I was working to keep Child #3's shoes dry. When she would get too close to the incoming waves, I would carry her to higher ground. It worked until when I was heading home, I realized one of her shoes had dropped off. When I looked back, I saw it in the sand - wet! A wave had washed over it. Luckily, after I rinsed it and dried it over the heater it is fine.
 
Last photo: I found these earlier in the week. The green item is a new bath toy! It sprays water and the kids love it.