As many of you know, our tiny family does "early Christmas" (long story). So, we had a nice "holiday" last week in Florida. We tend to do modest gifties, but I was blown away by this:
Grasshopper (aka my talented sister) MADE IT FOR ME!!! I always hope she makes me necklaces—she knows what I like—and this is the best EVER. The colors! The double strand! And the centerpiece of it all: the pen button!!!
I have no idea how long she's been holding on to it, or whether she hoped to use it for herself, or sell it.... I'm honored to have it! A junk/scrap company button??? Could it get better? AND it's from Frederick, where Chartreuse (the shop I sell in) is. I'm getting excited all over again.
It's a treasure on every level. To have a piece of jewelry handmade by my sister FOR ME that incorporates my ab-fab favorite word??? I know you're insanely jealous.