Wow! Week 51! If you are a celebrator of Christmas, are you ready? I give myself about a B. I have some food shopping and cooking to do, and Christmas cards, but otherwise not too bad. My new job is much more liberal with time off over the holidays than the Air Force, and that's really quite nice.
So let's get down to it shall we? Along with the Focus on Life weekly challenge, I also joined Sally for her annual ornament swap.
I was paired with Melissa who has a great blog called Bead Recipes. Melissa lives in Australia which I find so exciting - it is a dream of mine to visit there some day. Knowing my ornament had to travel across a couple oceans kept me motivated to get it in the mail early, and I am pleased that everything arrived on time.
Melissa spoiled me by sending 3 different ornaments (and some Cadbury - yum!)! The first two feature lamp work beads by Marianne Bradman, Czech glass beads, and images on wood made by Melissa.