Friday, January 3, 2014

And just like that...

A year that started with stretchy pants and little feet in my ribs and frequent doctor's appointments and heartburn, oh the heartburn...
Progressed into late night feedings and family visits and tons of picture taking and strollers and car seats and lots of love in between...
And it's ended here with lightning fast crawling and cheerio eating and a curiosity that causes little hands to reach for things that are definitely "no-touches" and I can see pulling up and walking just around the corner.

So, when I think about resolutions, I've decided to make just one.
Live each day in that day.
Do what I can, what I'm able and find the joy in doing those little things.
The days around here have fallen into a rhythm and it's become very comforting.
I have found time to create and today I finished my first piece of the new year.
I do have a bench full of works in progress (some are waiting on a shipping of silver to finish), but this is a gift that had to be finished today.

She wanted turquoise, so I picked three little freeform cabs, stacked them, and created this small ring with lots of color and a unique shape.

It's simple, but it's the first piece of the new year and it has special meaning for the person who'll be wearing it.
I'm looking forward to 2014, though I must admit, if it flies past as quickly as 2013 has, my next post will be labeled 2015.
Have a wonderful year and make the most of it, whatever that means for you, and one day at a time.


  1. Two beautiful works. Happy New Year Marcie.

  2. Oh my goodness! What a sweet little face! Will you give her a kiss on the cheek for me? I think that this is the best goal. When my kids were little I didn't take that advice, and I know I missed it. You can't get it back. And that ring... reminds me of an arrow pointing true north. I think you have found the secret to your own true north, Miss Marcie! It is quite a treat to see your lovely face! Enjoy the day. Erin

  3. Oh the sweetest of miracles. What a darling little one! Blessings to you. I'ts a joy to watch them grow and the best gift is that you get to see the world again in a whole new way: through the eyes of a child.