I met Cathryn through her blog, Chile Cats. Besides having house cats, Cathryn and her husband do a remarkable job of helping the feral cats in their area.
Cathryn also creates beautiful jewelry and on occasion shares pictures of her work on her blog.
A couple of weeks ago she contacted me saying she had been curious about who made the very first comment when she started her blog. She checked it out and found I was her very first commenter! WOW!
Even more of a WOW - a triple WOW - was the fact that Cathryn wanted to send me a pair of the lovely earrings she makes. Just because I was her very first commenter! She even sent me pictures and let me choose which pair I'd like to have. It was an extremely hard decision.
Look what came in the mail with my name on it. What a lovely card and sweet, sweet lavender pouch.
Inside the pouch were the earrings that I picked from the photos she sent me.
They truly are lovelier "in real life" than in photos. And believe me, I took a lot of pictures trying to capture just how beautiful they are. It was just impossible to get the perfect photo. The top beads with the little curly-q's on them are actually iridescent and pick up colors that are around them. I had them sitting near some of my Easter decorations causing one of the beads to shimmer yellow and the other pink.
I could go on and on about them all day. If you haven't visited Cathryn before, why don't you stop by her blog today. Check out her archives to see some of her other creations. You'll be glad you did.
In closing I just want to say -
Cathryn, Thank you so much for the earrings. You are a wonderful, generous, caring and creative woman. Even though we've never met in person, I'm proud to count you among my blogging friends. Just like the earrings, I'm sure you're even lovelier "in real life."
PS. For everyone else reading this post - tuck the fact that New Mexico was the 48th state to join the Union away in the back of your brain. There might be a test someday and you'll want to know that answer.
Have a good weekend everyone!