Although we can’t be out and about doing what we’re used to, (due to the Covid-19 virus), I encourage you to find joy and hope in the little things currently in your life. We’ve been given this opportunity to slow down and connect to those we love in a different way. Take this moment in time to do that.
Thank you for your support of my business this past year. Here’s to a wonderful season celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus. May it be full of joy and love of family and friends!
I had the opportunity to see the great Mackinac Bridge again recently. It was nice to go with my husband, who crossed it for the first time! We also took the time to beach-comb on Lake Huron. The water is so high right now in the Great Lakes that very few treasures were found. Don’t despair – I have many jewelry-grade pieces of beach glass to fill your need!
…..but see you later. My Mom was one of my biggest fans when it came to my beach glass business. We would talk by phone sometimes while I was beach-combing, describing to her the sunrise I just witnessed, the treasures I had found, or the beautiful conditions of the day. She would joke that I put her to work for her room & board sorting beach glass while she visited me. True. She will be greatly missed now that she’s gone on to heaven. Also true. Not goodbye, but see you later Mom!
As we hunker down for this next wave of winter, remember that under all the snow lies the possibilities of the coming spring!
……it is the night of our dear Savior’s birth! This interesting piece of sandstone was collected by my husband this summer on the shores of Lake Michigan – when it was warm enough to be on the beach! I immediately spotted the Holy Family: Joseph, Mother Mary, and baby Jesus. May you experience a truly blessed Christmas season, and a healthy, happy New Year!
Have you made your list, and checked it twice?!? Here we are in full swing and anticipation of the season. I hope you have time to slow down and visit with friends and family while enjoying some of your traditions leading up to Christmas!
Here’s wishing you all the best for the kick-off of this Holiday season. Be with your loved ones and let them know you love them!
I’ve been unable to get to the beach since it’s been so cold recently! I was able to try a new, fun activity at Chesterton Art Center, Chestertonart.com. I learned how to make my first Pysanka egg! Mary Acton is a great teacher with so much knowledge of the process. From Wikipedia: “A pysanka (Ukrainian: писанка, plural: pysanky) is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist method. The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, “to write” or “to in scribe”, as the designs are not painted on, but written (inscribed) with beeswax.” It takes a steady hand. I also learned that one should NOT tip the wax writing tool (Kistka) sideways…….that hot wax can, and WILL, blister your knuckle!!
Before picking them up to examine, I like to photograph unusual or rare items just as they lay on the beach. I thought to myself: “This looks suspiciously like a RED piece!” And it was. Happy dance right there!