Tuesday, December 13, 2011

day five of the twelve days of Christmas ornament swap

At this point in the swap, I am really beginning to feel so very humbled to be a part of it all...and to realize just how beautiful these ladies really are.
Little did I know that Melissa David lives just down the road from me.
Well, actually on the other side of the county, 
but living anywhere in Texas makes her a sister =)
But way more than any of that, Melissa has a beautiful spirit, 
which sweetly manifested itself into this most awesome ornament.
 "My refuge ~ God's feathers"
 It's actually a little "winged" book, made of multiple layers of netting, cheese cloth, vintage lace, felt, muslin and organza.
A tiny stitched pillow dangles gently on top, and just below the vintage mother of pearl button that holds the winged layers together so perfectly.
Within the wings Melissa has attached words from two passages in the Bible that she held close to her heart during a difficult time this past year.
Pain often results in beauty, and it is here where I say 
What a story of faith.  What a story of surrender.
What a story.
Thank you Melissa, for being an inspiration.  
Thank you for such a beautiful ornament.
I will cherish it always.


Charlene said...

What fun you are having with this ornament swap! And you have shown us some AMAZING ones! Thank you for sharing with us! I MISS YOU!!! Hugs!

Riki Schumacher said...

What a lovely story, what an amazing woman. Such talent, thanks for sharing Diane. xoxo Riki

steufel said...

Oh Diane, another one that makes me drooling here:-)

Daryl said...

sweet ..

Diana said...

I can hear your tree now...giggling with excitement over the bejeweled ornaments you are adorning it with. Such beauties!

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Chris said...

Beautiful~ Diane, you always know the sweetest words to describe loveliness. And, as always, your photographs are so compelling.

In the Light of the Moon said...

OOooooh be still my heart...another beauty!!Hugs,Cat

Melissa said...

Thank you, Dianne, for this wonderful posting. I am touched! So glad you have taken this 12 days journey with us...XOXO Melissa

krys kirkpatrick said...

What fun you are having. A new handmade gift each day, and these ladies are so thoughtful and talented.
It is good to be home from NY. I have the next two weeks off...so I am laying low and appreciating the season. Thank-you for visiting me and I know you carry the spirit of Christmas in every word you write.
Merry Christmas Diane.