Saturday, December 15, 2012

Holiday Bling Blog Hop 2


Heather Rats sent me this lovely wind chime.  As you can see, it is centered around her handmade tree of life – perfect for this time of year when I am reminded of how much I have to be grateful for in my life.  We are busy getting ready to travel 1100 miles to see family members in Illinois, working round many work and school schedules.  At times, all this planning can seem overwhelming and a bit irritating, but then in the distance I hear the Tree of Life’s chime.  That graceful sound directs my spirit to put my brain back into the right place and all is well again.  I have no idea how Heather choose such a perfect gift for me, but she did.  Thank You Heather!  



Notice how the sun shines through the stone - beautiful!


You can see more of Heather’s creations here in her web site.  After you tour around Heather’s beautiful place, settle in for a bit and go on a gift exchange tour.

Thanks for stopping by - Elaine


PS - Guess who didn't read the instructions very closely.  As it turns out, I was supposed to post a picture of  the gift I created for Heather - opps!  Anyway, here is my update and picture.  The tray is made with a buff clay and greenish glaze.  "May you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near, and all your heart desires."  This was the first item I have made in years other than beads and pendants.  It was a joy to make and a prompt for me to make more.  Thanks again for stopping by.



Shirley Moorehttp://www.beadsandbread.blogspot.com
Lori Bowring Michaudhttp://artfullyornamental.blogspot.com
Catherine Kinghttp://catherines-musings.blogspot.com
Dyanne Cantrell http://deelitefuljewelrycreations.blogspot.com
Sonya Stillehttp://dreaminofbeads.blogspot.com
Elaine Rayhttp://elaineray.blogspot.com
Gina Hocketthttp://freestyleelements.blogspot.com
Jo-Ann Woolvertonhttp://itsabeadifulcreation.blogspot.ca
Debbie Rasmussenhttp://kepirasmussen.blogspot.com
Renetha Stanzianohttp://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com
Ginger Bishophttp://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com
Miranda Ackerleyhttp://mirandack.com/category/thoughts
Sandra McGriffhttp://skyescreativechaos.blogspot.ca
Tammie Everlyhttp://ttedesigns.blogspot.com
Alicia Marinachehttp://www.allprettythings.ca
Melinda Abrahamsonhttp://www.firstreetcrafts.com
Rita/ Toltec Jewelshttp://www.jewelschoolfriends.com
Chandra Merodhttp://www.junipergoods.blogspot.com
Mary Govaarshttp://www.mlhjewelrydesigns.com
Kelley Fogelhttp://www.mylifeonebeadatatime.blogspot.com
Tiffany Goff Smithhttp://www.southerngalsdesign.blogspot.com
Heather Rats Ottohttp://www.thecrafthopper.com
Anitra Gordy Boyerswww.leelucreations.blogspot.com 
Marlene Cupohttp://amazingdesigns-marlene.blogspot.com
Shelley Graham Turner

www.shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com

8 comments:

Mary said...

Ohhhh that wind chime is gorgeous, it would be fun to learn how to do that!

Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends said...

I am amazed!! Simply delighted! Heather created an incredible tree of life windchime -- wow, I just love it! And how relaxing and grounding it must be to enjoy the sound of the chimes, their elegant song clearing away all negativity, worry or stress. What a thoughtful and beautiful Holiday gift!

May your travels be joyful and may your Christmas be the most fun ever!

Feliz Navidad Elaine!

Rita

Marlene Cupo said...

That is an incredible piece of art. Am sure you will treasure it always. Would love to see what you sent Heather. Thanks for joining our hop. Happy Holidays!

Dyanne said...

I love your tray! Awesome!! And the wind-chime is to-die-for!

Heather said...

I'm sorry, Elaine! I didn't even think to ask how you wanted to blog! I was copying Shelley!!
I will post pictures too, and will share a picture on FB.. I love it so very much, it will be hung on the wall year round! <3

Ginger Bishop said...

I love the photo with the wind chime back lit. Your dish is incredible. I'm thrilled it sparked you to make more. Enjoy this season!

Tammie said...

Beautiful set of chimes, gorgeous tray , looks like a win-win to me :-D

Shelley Graham Turner said...

How lovely is that chime, and your post about it was beautiful. I hope you have a beautiful trip and its full of wonderful memories.

The tray you made Heather is beautiful and I am sure she will enjoy using it on her Holiday table. Its nice to be able to get back to your ceramic roots, huh?

Thanks for participating - HAPPY HOLIDAYS, ~ Shelley