Tuesday, November 25, 2008


A word we should keep in our hearts and share often~thankfulness~ seems to be forgotten by most of the world. Each and every day is a gift from God, and not to be taken lightly. I am so thankful for so many things, it is hard to type them down. First, I am thankful that I was saved by the love of Jesus Christ. I am thankful for a wonderful loving husband. I am blessed by a loving family, children & friends. I still have my mother in this world to love, and who loves me. My husband and I are about to be given a wonderful gift~a grandson, in February! I live in a comfortable home in a nice town. I have a wonderful job, and great transportation. I am part of a loving church family. I have been given a desire for creating art. And, I have been given the gift of gratitude. (Realizing all this could be gone in a blink of an eye makes me even more grateful). What more is there? I cannot think of a thing.......

The gift of sharing also comes to mind this morning. I believe sharing is an outward expression of an inward thankfulness. It is amazing how easy it is to connect to like-minded friends in the blog world. A passion to create drives us to share each others talents and knowledge. I have made many new friends this past year, including Tammy, who I was blessed by this past week with a jewelry swap! I dearly love stars. How could I not love stars, living in the LoneSTAR state of TEXAS? When I saw these on her blog, I thought about a swap~she agreed, and look what I received in the mail! I asked only for the earrings, BUT she also sent a matching necklace! Wasn't that the most kind hearted thing? My blog friends are like that.

I will leave you with a couple of pieces I worked on this week for a new friend. Crystal Petals ~ made using some gorgeous Czech beads I bought at the quilt festival, shaped to look like petals of a flower. The dangles are Colorado Topaz colored Swarovski crystals. These earrings make me think of the most delicate flower, made to be given to someone very special.
Crystal Blossoms ~ the matching bracelet, has an added sprinkle of creamy freshwater pearls.
One more thing I am thankful for this day ~ the joy of seeing beauty in everything. For this I am most thankful.

Note: This set is now for sale, as my friend picked another pair! Bracelet and earrings are $62 (plus $2.00 shipping).


Laura Venosa Verbena said...

What a lovely post...Glad we connected.. Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family.
xoox Laura

Anita said...

Wonderful post... YOU are on my list of things I'm thankful for!

Hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful...

Deborah Truesdell said...


Thanks for sharing from your heart! I am happy to have discovered you in blogland this year and wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

I am thankful for so much in my life, for every second that I'm given, and for wonderful, kind friends like you.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Chris said...

A GRANDSON!!! Wooo hoooo~~~!!!!!
How wonderful. You are going to have so much fun my dear!

Diana said...

Happy Thanksgiving my friend! Beautiful post, beautiful pieces!

Minx's Den said...

What beautiful jewelry! Happy thanksgiving! Thank you for your compliment from one of my comments!


Stephani Gorman said...

Hi Diane, Your post is beautiful and inspiratioal. Your friend Tammy is a new favorite of mine. Love your trades, you both scored!!! Happy Day! Stephani

Susan Tuttle said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you my friend! What lovely gifts bestowed upon you by your friend! Gorgeous jewelry!


kansasrose said...

OH hon I am so happy for you! God bless you, and this new, sweet little baby boy to be born...You will be an awesome granny! Your photos and words as always are lovely. And your jewelry is so beautiful Diane! If I didn't say it already, Happy Thanksgiving again to you and your family. :) I'm grateful I met you over a year ago and call you friend!!!

Daryl said...

Aha .. stars, eh? Me? its hearts.

Lovely pieces ... pretty colors and shapes.

Belated thanksgiving wishes and tell the momma to be to hold out til Feb 7 to have that grandbaby, its a very good date.