Thursday, November 15, 2012
Generous, Giving, Gifts...
I follow blogs that I am drawn to. Blogs that interest me and offer similar creative paths or are completely unlike anything I do but someday hope to do. Tanya at Bead and Needle is a blog I follow. Her interests are varied and I like what I read. Not too long ago Tanya had a giveaway that I entered. When she emailed me to ask for a couple of photos I was very surprised and pleased. She makes soldered glass slide pendants. I have never done this but have always wanted to. Bonus! I get to select my own photos?!! Thank you Tanya for being so generous, giving and creative!!!
Being the good girl I am I sent two photos to Tanya. I knew just the right ones from my recent birthday celebration. This is Mr. C and myself. I have never liked seeing myself in photos, however the reality of it all is I actually do look like this...sadly so. The pendant is beautiful.
This is the other side of the pendant. This photo features myself and my lovely daughter. Tanya's soldering work is so fun with the details along the edges of the pendant. What a wonderful keepsake.
So for the past few weeks I have been looking at these soldered pendants and thinking. These would make wonderful gifts and with the holidays upon us and making out my Christmas gift list...hmmm. I have made my request to Tanya for some special orders. I am thinking how great these would look tied with a beautiful silk ribbon and hanging on the Christmas tree as an ornament. Not everyone wears pendants but a once a year ornament would be pretty special. I hope you visit Tanya and see what she is creating.
Yesterday was very warm and sunny and beautiful. Tomorrow is predicted rain for several days. Our local ski resorts are opening for business this weekend. That is good news for them.
I am enjoying my little gratitude tag journal. It is amazing what joys we are blessed with each and every day. I am focusing on the tiny little joys. Here is a sample day's entry..."I am grateful for creative and talented people who offer their items for sale." Rather fitting for this post I would say.
Creative Gentle Hugs...