Sometimes a week is like that ~ more sad than happy ~ but, I guess that just helps us to better appreciate the beauty and gifts which surround us.
I began my week spending one last visit with Jennifer and the girls before they left Tucson....it was a bittersweet day, but how can you allow sadness into your heart when you're enveloped in the love of two precious little ones...
I busied myself with finishing up cuffs from Diane Cook's Window To My Heart class....
Thursday brought very sad news as the mother of one of my dearest friends had passed. Having lost my own mother in 2001, I felt the pain of loss once again, and could only offer sweet friend my time and comfort...
The Del Castillos were on their way to their new home in Washington state ~
And my sweet girls were on their way to California for a mini-vacation ~
First stop was two days in Newport Beach with dear friend Milena. They visited her new store, Heirloom...
I guess the classroom is in my blood....friends and colleagues head back to school this week, and so do I. There's still time to sign up for classes at Artful Gathering, and that's just what I did!
Call me crazy, with just 11 sleeps till our vacation, but I couldn't help myself! You'll find me in Kecia Deveney's classroom, enjoying the Adventures In Soldering.
I have to share this tidbit with you ~ I'm so honored to be in the Artful Gathering banner as highlighted student work! Thank you so much, dear Zinnia!
I also have a very special project on the workbench....a tribute piece for a special friend, in memory of her beloved mother.
So, the big wheel keeps on turning and another beautiful day looms ahead.
Our rains keep teasing, but we're hopeful for more in this parched desert.
Have a beautiful week, my lovely family and friends ~ and by all means, love the ones you're with!