I can't thank you all enough for your very kind comments and emails.
They mean so very much to me! It has been a rough week and I haven't even felt like stitching. Instead I've been admiring what others are stitching.
I have to share some wonderful jewelry that I have been wearing lately.
One of the best parts of attending needlework retreats is meeting very talented, creative women that work in a variety of mediums.
I have been wearing this bracelet a lot lately - it helps me feel that God is close.
I love the mix of metals - it really goes with anything and everything.
This beautiful bracelet is the work of Kim.
I had the pleasure of meeting her and becoming immediate friends at Stacy Nash Stitch Camp as you can see here. You can follow Kim's "I love samplers" blog here and her Early Work Mercantile page here.
I've been trying to convince her to start selling her beautiful jewelry on line :) Don't you agree that she should?
I've also been wearing another beautiful bracelet from my other new dear friend and Stitch Camp table mate, Ella.
Isn't this wrap bracelet beautiful and elegant!
I love that I can wear it with my suits to work and then leave it on with my casual clothes.
The pearls, grey, silver and black make it so neutral and easy to wear.
The old mother of pearl buttons are a perfect accent and help share my love of needlework and old textiles.
Ella doesn't have a blog or Etsy shop, but I think that she should recruit some help and get started!
My final piece that I wanted to share is from my friend, Jean Elliott, master of so many mediums!
You may remember that she taught one of our classes at Boxwood & Berries.
Isn't this great?! I love the little pincushion that she created in the thimble, the old buttons, pieces of old wooden rulers (and extra hooks for other future treasures) all hanging from a fish stringer on a hemp cord.
I love it!
It's so nice to have such talented friends!
I'm so glad to be able to wear their lovely heartfelt handmade creations!
I'm hoping that I will get back to stitching soon and maybe even have something to share in another week or two. Thank you again so very much for your kind comments and emails! I really appreciate you taking the time to help me at such a rough time.
"She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins."