Every Once In A While
This is my "grandma necklace." My grandma died about 22 yrs ago. I've talked about her before. She was the grandma who traveled with grandpa (grandma in the purple shirt on the camel-grandma), the one who bought all the charms for my charm bracelet, the one who let us kids eat ice cream on the "Davenport." A few weeks before she died, my mom called and said that grandma wanted my sister and I to come over, she had something for us.
When we got there, she gave us matching pendants. She had taken the diamond stud earrings she always wore and had grandpa take them to her favorite jeweler, and had them re-made into pendants for my sister and I. My sister and I put them on then, and have rarely taken them off for the last 22 years. This is the only piece of jewelry I wear everyday, besides my wedding ring. I wear it with everything, everywhere, everyday. It ties us all together, my sister, my grandma, and I, but for some reason, especially my sister and I.
Every once in a while I'll wear something else, but usually I wear my grandma necklace, every day.
I know, this has nothing to do with knitting.... but, really, it does. Because I have a new necklace, and it's made by a knitter - a knitter we all know and love! Not only that, a knitter who is a very talented jeweler. A knitter I know, who even named this piece after me! How sweet is that? I was very touched.
And I had to have it, not only because she named it after me, but because it is beautiful.
You really must go over to Twisted Lily Designs and check out Heather's creations. She has started up her very own business - and she is TALENTED! I think she's really found her calling.
I am the proud owner of this very pretty garnet and silver, handcrafted necklace. I'm wearing it today, and I love it.
I'll still wear my grandma necklace every day, well most every day - it just doesn't feel right if I don't have it on - but this is my new "every once in a while" necklace! Thanks Heather!