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Friday, June 10, 2011

The Knighting Weekend

We're going camping! If you didn't know already my wife and I like camping, it helps us feel closer to God and His creation.
...Okay, I like to camp grill as well. But truly what is most important is seeing that "The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork." [Psalms 19:1]
We are going to an Adrian Empire event to witness the Knighting of our really good friends Daniel and Mary. How we met them is an interesting series of events but they run a great shop in Colorado called Crossbow And Bolt. I made these knight chains for them and my wife and I were honored with the privilege of delivering their chains to them during the knighting ceremony.

On top of that, there's a cold war between Mary and her friend Rita involving lemons. If I remember correctly, it somehow started with them being at a restaurant and one of them got squirted in the eye with lemon juice. It's moved on to lemon bouquets, lemon colored bandannas, and now this:
My wife and I will be ceremoniously delivering this to Rita this weekend and we can't wait.

My friend Zach was very happy with his chainmaille playmat I made for him. I made a new chainmaille piece and it ended up looking great.

Being busy is a good thing; God is wonderful! Take care and God Bless!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Being Busy in a Good Way

   Our hands have been very busy even after the cancellation of ThorntonFest. We dedicated our efforts to finishing and shipping the order for Diane in Oregon. She had a unique order for a burka dress and apron designed to reflect equestrian riding, specifically Icelandic horses. The finished product looked like this:

I stayed busy making a playmat for a friend that ended up looking pretty decent:

As for this week, we are making a very special necklace for an event coming up this next weekend. It's a gag gift between some friends and we'll be more than happy to post some pics once the product is finished. On top of working on that, I'll show you the new style of chainmaille I'll be making an item out of:

When we make things with our hands, my wife and I speculate at the grandeur of what God has created with his hands, and we praise Him and honor Him for His works. Amen!