Well... we came to the end of the wonderful 'Focus on Life' challenge. Sally prompted us to talk about 'Goodbye' but that is a word in my vocabulary I use sparsely :) I don't like goodbyes, although logically I agree they are necessary.
However, I'll take this moment to thank Sally for hosting the Focus on life challenge: it has made me look deeper inside myself, reach in and bring my best out, week after week. And I would also like to thank all of you, my visitors - I enjoyed enormously your comments and your presence. The journey is always better when you have company, and you've all been a wonderful company!
My word of the year has been 'Bloom' and I did a lot of blooming in many aspects and directions.
Very fittingly my mom's last packet contained some lovely scraps of leather: in splendid colours, and various shapes. As soon as Christmas Day arrived and I opened it - a number of flowers fell into my lap. One of them - the most beautiful shade of turquoise. Along the flowers - a number of leaves too! Some matching the flowers, some not.
But when I found a turquoise leaf (almost the same hue as the flower), along with a large, artisan ring (not pictured) I knew, I just knew what I want to make them into. And I made them on Boxing Day:
This is my farewell for a year of blooming: with a flower and a leaf, and a rose-like clasp (the link on the clasp is adapted from Cindy Wimmer's book: The missing link) in my favourite colour, in my favourite wire (antique bronze).
Offering you my blue flower on this last week of 2013 - and wishing you to have a wonderful 2014!
May all your wishes come true (so be careful what you wish for!) and may you be healthy and joyful!
Happy New Year!