I had the best few days with my mom. We are very close so spending real time with her (not on the phone) is always so much fun. We took one day and hit the 5 thrift shops we have here in Florence. I found a couple of display stands that I use for my beaded gourds and the coolest bottle to bead. Mom was looking for pots to use in her business. Ohhh have I ever told you what my mom does? She is the premiere seller of died porcupine quills. When you see beautiful jewelry made with died quills they were bought from my mom, oncedancingcrow and the shop name is Porcupine Hollow etsy, Porcupine Hollow on artfireOncedancingcrow ebay and mom's website http://sevenwindsleather.com/ Go visit her sites. Oh yes I create traditional and contemporary quill art. Sooo... over the last 15 years mom has worked to developed a dying process that leaves the quill with beautiful colors that will not smear or rub off. Be sure to check out her stores. I have had a kit for these quill earrings for a few years now.
Made with chain and crystals
Now you know that I try to stay away from the camera. I truly do not take good photos. However, here are some we took at the Elk Reserve about 30 miles from my house. You can tell because the sun is shining. LOL
Me and Mom
Mike and Mom
My Mom. I think she looks pretty darn good for 80 years old.