Saturday, 7 January 2012

Happy New Year!

I am feeling very positive about this year.  I have decided to change the photos for my website and instead of the mauve background for every item, I am going to use a dark background with flowers and foliage - depending on the time of year and what's around - and take the pictures outside in the garden.  I have tried with my latest two makes so let me know what you think.

The ring features the emerald that I bought in Columbia and is for me!  The sterling silver pendant is a present for a friend.  It features one oval hammered ring and two round hammered rings with a small freshwater pearl hanging from the middle ring.  All 3 rings hang from a sterling silver snake chain.  Hope she likes it.  If you want me to make one for you, let me know via my website

Had an exciting time in Miami and Columbia for Aaron and Luz's wedding.  We were glad to get back for a rest - hard work keeping up with all those 30 somethings.  Cartagena was very hot and humid and we did get a lot of rain but when the sun shone it was lovely.  Much bigger than I expected, with sky scrapers!  I was expecting it to be like Romancing the Stone and the old town was like that but without the alagater.  Wish we could have spent more time in Miami.  South Beach was great.  I am attaching a picture of the happy couple, then there is Jo and Robyn and then a deer and a sloth from the hotel in Columbia - they wander around the complex.  I thought the sloth was a bit weird!  The final picture is from a diner in Miami near the hotel.  This is our first breakfast.  Mine is the one with pancakes and fruit - amazing.

Christmas was quiet.  My sister Gill and her husband Richard came to stay with our mum.  Unfortunately mum got a bad cold on the first day and was ill all the time.  They went back to Dorset on the 27th.  Jo and Jac and  Robyn and David with baby Louis all came to see us for the day and we had lunch in the King's Head in the village.  Louis was such a good baby in Columbia - he's amazing.

I am having surgery on my foot on 18th January - not looking forward to it but it has to be done sometime.