Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Going Bat-ty

Now, brace yourselves.  No intolerance allowed! 

One of my friends who lives on a small ranch in Southern Arizona has visitors a couple of times a year as they migrate to and from Mexico.  She knows they're around when her many hummingbird feeders are empty every morning.  My picture taking friend (she of the darling Corgi puppies and banded hawk babies) took pictures a couple of weekends ago.

Most U.S. bats eat insects. A single bat can eat up to 1,200 mosquitoes in one hour. Some bats in the Southwestern U.S. also pollinate plants like the big saguaro cactus while drinking nectar.

Bats are one of the most prolific forms of mammals with over 900 species living in the world and making up over 20% of all mammals. Bats are the only form of mammal to have attained powered flight. Several mammals like flying squirrels glide but cannot stay in the air for long like bats can. In the United States there are 45 species of bats and seven species in the U.S. are in danger of extinction

Fewer than 0.5% of bats have rabies. Since 1960 there have only been 40 reported cases of humans getting rabies from bats.

During the summer, just at twilight, we will see a couple of bats flying over the swimming pool, grabbing a quick sip.  While I don't want one for a pet (thank you just the same), they do eat insects and polinate our Saguaro's.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

BNR Tuesday

I told my husband that I couldn't think of anything to write about in my blog.  He snorted his wine.  He feels I am gabby and am willing to discuss anything with most anyone.  My younger daughter, when she was in High School, complained that I embarrassed her.  "Mother, you'll talk to anyone."  Guilty on all counts.

But I just want to share how exciting I felt our BNR was this afternoon and evening.  The old enthusiasm and fun was there.  A number of new people showed up probably because of the increased number of hearts on the Activity Feeds and the Tweeting and Stumbling.  More importantly, these people stayed and participated and want to come back for the next one.

The curators did a terrific job and worked their butts off with 116 sales.

The break really paid off.  If you missed this one, be sure to come to the next.

Can't have a post without a picture.  This is the kind of work I did when I first started making jewelry.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

MEGA PromoFrenzy Specials



Horned Owl Peyote Beadwoven Cuff  remembering Missy
Horned Owl Peyote Woven Cuff


Customizable Flip Flop Ceramic Keepsake Boxes-Set of 4
Flip-Flop Ceramic Keepsake Boxes

Musical Frogs Baby Bib for the loveformalaciababies -  Handmade By Sewinggranny
Musical Frogs Baby Bib

Friday, August 5, 2011

Featuring the Work of BellatheBead

A thousand thanks to BellatheBead who has spent a great deal of time hand-holding me through the live link process. Here's some of her work.

Chain Earrings with smokey quartz teardrops
Chain and Smoky Quartz Earrings

Pearl Bracelet with crystals and sterling silver
One of Bella's Fantastic Bracelets

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


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