My friend Charlene and I went to California to take a class with Riki Schumacher. It was a torch class and we made these cute frames.
I love using a blow torch!
It was such a fun group!
We all had a blast and had a great teacher.
If you ever have a chance to take one of Riki's classes, just do it!
All of our almost finished frames!
Mine, or did you already guess that!!!
I'm not sure what Riki was doing but she was really concentrating!
Jan and Susan
Diana cleaning her frame before the final touches.
After a day of class we hit the Pasadena Flea Market, OMG! If you're ever in the area, you have to go. It was huge and the prices were great! There were two parking lots and three levels of the parking garage!! We saw maybe 20% of it!! And yes........I did find a few dolls, one even looks like Bette Davis in her "Baby Jane" role, kinda creepy even for me!
Then we went to downtown LA too look at everything! Joy was a wonderful guide, she took us everywhere! I bought more bling, and then some trim, and then a little more bling.
No baby doll heads there. Rats!
So after going and blowing for several days I was pooped! So, when Joy, her husband Dale and Charlene wanted to go to dinner I decided to just have a snack and take a long hot soak in the tub.
I took my dinner of crackers, cheese and grapes upstairs, had my snack and put the rest in the sink, safe from the two dogs.........I thought!
This is Joy's dog Duke, a GINORMOUS black lab. He is the sweetest dog ever.
So I climbed in the tub and began to soak.
Well Duke came up to visit, I left the bathroom door open. He sat and looked at me eye to eye, and them put his head in the bathtub and had a drink with me in it! Then his nose goes up in the air, sniffing, and you know what happened next.....he stood up on those long legs and ate what was left of my snack out of the sink! Well I'm in the bathtub and I didn't even have "Duke! No!", out of my mouth before he ate it all and part of the paper towel. Thank goodness her long haired weinie dog has short legs!
SO, I had a wonderful time in sunny California, staying with my sweet friend Joy and.......
I can't wait to go back, thanks for stopping by!