I was shopping the other day at Michael’s in the jewelry making department when I saw him!!!
After trying to look at him, without just Staring I finally walked over to him and said, “I like your jewelry” He told me his name is Gene and his great- grandfather was a chief and his g.grandmother was an Indian princess! Lots of his jewelry was his grandfathers and lots of it he has made. Even his shirt and boots!!!
He seemed very pleased to be photographed and I told him that it’s great to be proud of your heritage. He said his family at home asked him if he was going to wear this get up to Springfield! He told them, you betcha. It just so happened that that day I was also wearing all my turquoise jewelry and he admired mine too!
I’ve never won much as far as contests go, but I did win one! From Maria Barton of Star Rug Co. This cool mixed media Valentine hooked piece. She has used scrapbook paper on a canvas and embellished it even more with the curled wire hanger with the felted balls on it! Love It!!! Thank you Maria!!
Friday I had the opportunity to go “pickin”! Mickey’s friend, Don was in town from Tulsa to start the process of getting ready for an estate sale at his late parents house. Mickey said he was there almost every day after school starting when he was 16 and they have maintained a great long distance friendship over the years. That’s why Don immediately thought of me to come over and look through the stuff before any official selling starts. There was a garage and 4 FOUR out buildings! I went nuts!!! He kept saying pace yourself, pace yourself. We haven’t even been in the house yet! To tell you the truth I liked the stuff in the sheds much better than the house stuff! I’ll show you pictures tomorrow. Great fun, but of course it put me in bed the next day. Totally worth it!
Have a great week and