Sunday, December 28, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Christmas is coming~~~I LOVE the mere word "Christmas"...since my name is "Chris", I've felt my whole life that Christmas is really special for me...the self-centered-ness of a child! lol
We didn't have much spare money when I was growing up, but we had an imaginative and loving Mom who baked and loved and encouraged the five of us kids. I'll never live up to how special she made Christmastime for me! Even now she spends months making lovely crocheted snowflake ornaments for all of us kids and grandkids. I'm so blessed by her~~~
Here's the ornament that I just finished for my women's Bible study Christmas party tomorrow night. The lovely stamped and verdegris-ed nickel on the back was a swap from Phillipa. She stamped and patinaed four squares of nickel in exchange for some brass sheet. I got the better deal, if I do say so myself. And her generosity inspired this piece. I hope that one of my Christian sisters enjoys this!
May your preparations for this beloved time go smoothly and keep pointing you to Him. To His peace, love, joy. Bless you all!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
"Share Love" is the latest piece I've put in the gallery. Copper and Brass sheet, Labradorite and Silver wire. And so fun to string the beads to finish the piece~~
I'm a tired gal....but wanted to encourage you and me to "Share Love". I know you will!
Have a blessed Friday~
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Clarity and Wisdom...don't we all wish for these qualities? This necklace was inspired by my friend Kate, who attends my Bible study group. When we present our prayer requests to our friends, she frequently asks for clarity and wisdom.
I was going to take this necklace to Studio 41 to sell. Kate purchased it for herself. What a blessing! When friends wear your jewelry it is so meaningful.
See the new letter stamps from Beaducation? Way cool.
Have a blessed weekend, friends. May the Christmas preparations be manageable!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
A wonderful day at my DD's house in Elk Grove, CA. Kitchen prep, barbecuing, shining silver, last-minute trips to the grocery store for forgotten items, holding hands and saying grace, sitting down for a feast~~~how blessed it all was!!!!