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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A New Year!

It has been four months since my last post. I seemed to have put my life on hold when my son was diagnosed with cancer. That became my focus and everything else was put on hold. I think even my breath was held until he was free of cancer. Now, it seems, life can get back to normal. The Handyman is back at work and feeling good. His energy is up and his hair is growing back. I am breathing again and I am trying to reinvent myself. I don't know what that is going to look like but I have to get some order back into my life. I have been so busy the entire month of December making stuff. MOMD gave me a new sewing/monogramming machine for Christmas and I am keeping that gift humming. I love it!!!! Here are a few examples of some things I have been working on.
These are sweatshirts I did for my Daughter, the Princess', boss. I was so excited about how these turned out. I have also been making jewelry from some silverware that MOMD had from his maternal great grandmother. It was a mismash of patterns and pieces and we didn't know what to do with it so I got this idea to make jewelry from it and give it to his family as gifts for Christmas. They were a challenge to make but I love them. I think everyone liked having something practical and beautiful to remind them of their grandmother.
They were all different yet similar. I used freshwater pearls to make the chains and I handmade the clasps. I was very pleased with how they turned out. The patina on the individual forks and spoons was beautiful. All I really had to do was polish it up. They are really very comfortable to wear. I want to see about adding some like them to my etsy shop. It feels really good to get my life back to some normalcy. I am ready to start a new year and create a new life!!!! Here's to new beginnings!


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