Thursday, September 17, 2015

Life Lately :: My Sister's Visit

I know I've been a bit absent lately, and I'm feeling the need to tell you all What I Did On My Summer Vacation ... if only it was all vacation.

.. well some of it was. You all know that I recently spent a few weeks in central Europe. And then over the Labor Day holiday my sister visited me. I know that sounds like a lot of time out of the office, and it was. But I have been working endless hours this summer, so it was so wonderful to get a break. And to spend some of that with my sister.

She was celebrating one of those milestone birthdays, and she decided to fly in to spend it with me. Pretty nice, huh? I don't get to see her much since she lives in New Zealand, so spending a whole week with her was awesome. Lots of catching up and doing what sisters do. We did a bit of clothes swapping and jewelry swapping. Well a lot of that actually. It was fun for me to pull out a few of my newer pieces and let her pick some things to bring home with her. This simple peyote cuff was one of the ones she decided to take home. It slipped on like a glove and looked so nice on her.

I have lots more to show you all from the Europe trip, and a few recent pieces I've been working on. I'm looking forward to cooler weather and time at the bead table. 

13 comments:

Christine Altmiller said...

A big Happy Birthday to your sister! That you got to spend the week together is probably memory enough, but with that beautiful peyote cuff, she gets to wear it, touch it, and feel your love wrapped around her.

JoJo said...

Sounds like a pretty fun summer to me! And how cool your sis lives in New Zealand!

Miss Val's Creations said...

How wonderful your sister could come to the states to visit. That must have been such a treat! I'm sure she will get a lot of wear of her new bracelet. That is a piece that will go with everything. It sounds like you had the most perfect summer! :)

Janet Bocciardi said...

Aw! I'm so glad you two had some time together! The years go by way too fast. Love the cuff she selected. Looking forward to more of your shots, too.

Natashalh said...

It's great you got to spend time with your sister! I know what you mean about being gone a lot and having to make up for it with long hours working. I still feel like i"m trying to play catch up after being gone more than two months of this summer!

Sarah Beth said...

That's grand that you got to spend time with your sister! New Zealand is so far away that it makes a visit that much more special. Love the cuff!

Therese's Treasures said...

So happy for you and your Sister, that you got to spend a week together catching up and doing sisterly things. Happy Birthday to her I wish her many more to come. That is a beautiful bracelet and I'm sure she will wear it often and think of you.
Therese

Claudia Aguilar said...

Good to hear you had some time with your sister! sister time is the best :)

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a wonderful treat, having the time with your sister... what a great smile she has!

Love the cuff bracelet (of course) and it will go beautifully with everything.

Duni said...

How wonderful! So glad you got to spend time with your sister and celebrate her birthday too! The cuff is gorgeous :)

Memories for Life said...

I'm so glad you've gotten time out of the office this summer :) And I'm so glad your sister got to come visit as well!
There will be plenty of time to work when we're buried in snow!

BeadedTail said...

Glad your sister was able to come celebrate her milestone birthday with you! Hope she had a very Happy Birthday! The cuff is beautiful! :)

Shel said...

Happy Birthday to your sis and I'm so glad you got to spend time w/each other - especially considering how far apart you live. Her cuff is gorgeous!! Looking forward to your Europe trip pics!

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