I opened a new shop, Reflections on HandMadeArtists.
MyEuropeanTouch who not only creates some amazing items with mosaics but her drawings are fabulous - I love this print Quill and Ink Drawing Post Card Monika Drake Mansion of Tesdorf in Germany
I love what she does with broken plates - even pink ones! such as this delightful Shabby chic Mosaic Window Sash Pane Broken China Plate Rims
We had a Secret Santa gift exchange on HandMadeArtists Forum and I received this beautiful bracelet by Lisa, creator of Uniglets, I actually try to stay away from her shop, because every time I look I find at least one or two items I would love to have!
and in love with this Victorian Elegance Reworked Vintage Necklace
I finally reached 100 followers on my blog - and had a drawing for a stained glass ornament/ sun catcher. what was truly funny was I drew Lisa's name! This is the sun catcher ornament and 2 little stars I sent her. The sun catcher is clear stained glass that I hand painted with a silver outline and a blue/green iridescent paint. The little star on the left, is a glass star that I wrapped with copper foil tape and soldered. Adding some clear and emerald green beads to the top and bottom for a purse or phone charm. the star on the right, is a metal star I painted with aqua/blue iridescent paint and added some white curly cue designs. We have become pretty good friends over the miles between Albuquerque, New Mexico and New York City.
I received a wonderful gift way before Christmas, of 7 sets of double pointed knitting needles from Judy, creator of JuniqueGoods who makes these lovely Christmas Spiders , among other delightful creations.
Please don't get me wrong, I value the friendliness and support by so many members of the forum, but, Monika and Lisa have become "friends." I've gotten better acquainted with some other members too.
I closed my shops on ArtFire, don't miss it too much! Still have my lisianblue shop on HandMadeArtists. Always grateful for the support and all that Kimberly and Andrew do for us through the forum, shop, and blog - and so much more!
I got to have my grandson with me for a month here in Alb, and then I spent about a month in Colorado Springs with him, his sister, and their mom (my daughter). I do miss them! The flood in their former home from the sewer back up was not fun! I was sick for over a month! 2012 was sort of like a roller coaster ride - like life usually is! In August, I injured the middle finger on my right hand, of course I'm right handed - it's still sore - but better with a few weeks of therapy. It has really cut down on my crocheting though.
I look forward to 2013, with some changes in store - they don't have anything to do with New Years resolutions, just my own need to stretch a bit - both literally and figuratively! They just happen to be occurring with the New Year!
Wishing you a wonderful healthy happy 2013 with all it's up's and downs sort of like that roller coaster ride!
It always comes back up!