Rockin' a Monday at Timberline
Ok - when I become independently wealthy, I will own season passes to about three or four mountains. Probably a couple chalets as well. No joke. I LOVE to snowboard. Hands down my favorite outdoor activity. What's yours?
I boarded Whistler/Blackcomb earlier this month (AWESOME). The resort is only 7 or so hours from Portland. Monday I hit Timberline on Hood for the first time in several years! Nothing beats a gorgeous warm day with friends, a sweet 2011 Burton Lipstick, and the iconic lodge from "The Shining."
Could have done with a few more inches of snow and a few less rocks, but NO complaints! Any day on the snow is a good day, right? :)
|Someone doesn't have to go to work today!|
Trying to pick my next mountain of the season - Bachelor maybe?
|Hood in the Sun!|
As foolish as it sounds, my mind kept creating excuses why I would never be able to recreate the sandals I see in my head. Crafting these just freaked the heck out of me. To get over this hump and take some dang action, I had to focus in on "what would I do, if I KNEW I couldn't fail?" By golly, I'd approach my sandals with fearless enthusiasm and embrace mistakes since they will only help me get to my end goal sooner!
Here's a pick of me with my stuff out and ready to rumble:
|Raw materials - this is what awesome is made of!|
|This is about half of the top strap. The center stone will rest in the middle of the foot.|
Now for the beads. Love the subtle colors....but they just don't glitter the way I imagined. Thinking of going with a.) darker colors or b.) larger beads. Most importantly of all, I'm still digging around for my centerpiece! Currently, druzy, chrysophrase, abalone, mother-of-pearl or some other purplish-blue-irridescent flat stone is on my list. Does anyone have a good source for semi-precious beads and stones? The quest is on!