Friday, November 7, 2008

New Ornaments



I just finished this ornament. I realize it would look better hanging in a tree, but it's too freaking cold out to go take photos. Anyway - it's a photo of my son when he was 1 sitting on Santa's lap. Terrified. At 2 he was still terrified, at 3 I was sitting on Santa's lap with him - then he smiled...and Santa? well, let's just say there was a bottle of Smirnoff under the tree that year...

The ornament - the front is a 3"x1.75" bevel which catches the light beautifully - I added some pounded scrolly wire and some vintage chandelier crystals. It's hanging from a red satin ribbon - ready to make some Pollyanna rainbows all over the pine needle riddled floor under my tree. These will be added to my website as soon as I can get someone to go outside to take a decent photo. Hey Leah....

Meanwhile - I just ate the rest of the peanut butter. We got Mom moved to a new apartment after her bout with pneumonia, then broken ribs, then worse pneumonia... My nephew Sam is coming to hang out at Two Dog Pond for a while - I'm hoping to get him to work in the Two Dog Pond Micro-Sweatshop we've got going in the basement....I'm almost caught up on orders, so if you've been waiting - "it's almost done"...Rumple (the puppy) has now eaten everything in the garage. He's still alive after eating 3 fat candles, a windshield wiper blade, a box of smooth black rocks (for a mosaic I was going to do), 2 small shovels, Tim's favorite fishing hat, my snow boots, and several pieces of firewood. Reese? He ate two of my chickens. They are so tame that they just "jumped right in his mouth" at least that's what he claims....All in all, Life is Good!!

3 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

Sweet story to go with the ornament photo!

Leah said...

hilarious life you live, dear rachel. or better, hilarious take on life in general. i loved your last paragraph about what's been going on... and girl, go some mo peanut butter. you never know when a spoonful of pb is all it will take to right the world.

and who's this leah chick that needs to take photos for you? i need her to take my photos too.

Linda Cain said...

Your charms and soldered pieces are out of this world!!! Terrific work here. I sadly have not gotten my iron out for way too long....but my pieces look nothing like yours! TFS!
Linda