I still have a few California stories to share.
This one is that of a friendship
that has spanned just over three years ~ thru blogland.
I met Chris thru our love for designing jewelry.
Don't remember just how, but it was while blogging that we crossed paths.
So, when I knew I was going to teach in southern California,
I had to go a little further north to meet her.
And, that I did.
The best part about our visit, besides finally seeing each other face to face,
was that our husbands had such a great time together.
We started out early the next morning, after we arrived,
by eating at a favorite restaurant in their town.
Then, onto Sonoma Valley...
where we went winery hopping.
Which included a little tasting
and a little buying.
Then off to the quaint town of Sonoma.
Stopping on the square for a little shopping.
Snacking, of course.
Then off to Bodega Bay for dinner.
Remember the movie The Birds?
Didn't see THE birds, but did see a pretty funny fisherman.
And quite a few fishing boats.
Chris and Rich took us to a beautiful restaurant on the bay,
where we ended the day doing what?
You guessed it.
We had a great two days with our California friends.
And, before we left, Chris gifted me with one of her beautiful creations.
She can stamp the most beautiful charms.
Mine was a resin filled bezel, tab set onto a stamped heart...
then hung from a ribbon filled chain.
See what I mean? Look at all her stamping. It's so perfect.
And, lookie at the little tag she attached to the felt jewelry holder it was placed in.
Chris had it featured, along with her beautiful jewelry, in the Spring issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry under the Art of Presentation!
Thank you Chris & Rich for all you shared with us.
You are truly...two amazing friends!