Sunday, January 6, 2019

Wedding Pennies

I finally got these two wedding memento pennies done for my daughters.  I’ve been meaning to do them, but didn’t really think they were terribly interested.  The weddings were in 2015 and 2016.  My daughters LOVE them - makes me happy knowing they really are interested, they just don’t ask for these things.

I wanted to include their wedding party colors, as well as a little piece of lace from the day.  The lace was significant for both of them. One daughter was married on her grandparent’s anniversary, and I CUT my mom’s wedding dress up to make straps and a belt for her dress. (See my face of horror  HERE).  My other daughter had me CUT my dress for her headpiece.  HERE is that beautiful chunk of my dress!

So both memento pennies have a little lace attached.  It just seemed like it had to be there.

Now the search is on for 2019 pennies for the upcoming babies, graduations and weddings.  I really do love making little mementos for such special occasions.

Monday, December 31, 2018

2018 Word of the Year: Wisdom


/ˈwɪzdəm/The quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement; the quality of being wise.

I’ve thought about this word a lot during the past year, as our family has experienced the losses and additions of loved ones (including pets), as well as new experiences - job changes, successes and disappointments. All of our experiences give us the wisdom we need to live our best lives!

It’s interesting to see and read about how many differing opinions and perceptions there are about absolutely everything that can be pondered in life, and the more I take in, the more I think about the wisdom I’m gaining. Wisdom about life, death, careers, families, homes, traditions, education, politics, and the list goes on. My opinions and beliefs don’t change, but I often think about what experiences someone with differing opinions has had in life that has shaped their wisdom.  Experiences and knowledge, not just opinions, are what give us true wisdom.

Such things I think about!  In any case, as I reflect on 2018, I know I’ve gained more experiences and learned a little more about life - my wisdom is increasing.  I like that word. Wisdom.

Enjoy this one last day of 2018 - and reflect on the wisdom you’ve gained!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Look at this beautiful little bluebird I received from my Secret Santa:

Adorable, no?  And so perfectly tatted.  My gift included the pattern by Kaye Judt - my Santa.  I’m anxious to set aside some time to try this little cutie!  The Secret Santa fun was organized by Lisa at  the Tatting Corner - such fun!  

My gift also included one of the new bobbin organizers - I’ve been looking at these!  A great addition for carrying and organizing bobbins (they are currently all over the place 😬) Will 2019 be the year of organization?  

Happiest of Holidays to all!  
Don’t forget to enjoy the music, the lights and the decorations while nibbling on goodies 😉