Friday, December 28, 2007

Show and Tell Friday ~ Jewelry

I haven't been able to keep up with blogging since I started subbing full time and I missed last week's Show and Tell that Kelli hosts at her blog. So, here it is Friday again, and I have something special I want to share. I found out yesterday that my oldest cousin (my age) makes jewelry. He gave me a necklace for Christmas and an aunt I don't see often bought one from him to give me as well. I wasn't satisfied with that when I saw some of his other work, so I bought a green malachite one and another for me for my birthday from my husband!!! LOL!

(It's just over a week away, so I get it soon) :-) My cousin gave me the earrings too.

Top to bottom: multi gem stone, malachite, multi stone (earth tone colors), and my bd present: Kambaba Jasper with sterling silver beads. The picture does not show the true color of the Jasper - It's a dark grayish green with black. Gorgeous. So, I am blessed to have some special jewelry made by my cousin. I will enjoy wearing it.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Show and Tell Friday ~ Stitchery

Kelli of There is no place like Home hosts "Show and Tell Friday". I have been thinking this week about what I'd like to share. I have decided to share it here this week rather than my other blog. The reason why is because it has to do with my hobby of counted cross stitch. This piece of artwork was made and given to us for our first anniversary. I had never attempted counted cross stitch, but this gave me a desire to try. Once I did, I was hooked! I am still amazed at all the work that went into this project, and it is one that I treasure. Perhaps this is the reason I am taken with samplers.