She loved cards and flowers, birds and all the little woodland animals that came to her huge collection of bird feeders by her window. She'd be so happy to tell us about a visiting wild turkey, hummingbirds, a doe with her babies and even the stars of the show- black bears. They live at the border of the Shenandoah National Park and they loved nothing more to watch the lumbering bears munch on a pile of corn feed they'd leave for them every day. In fact, Jackie- her name- had forbidden her husband from telling us about the passing of the tiny runt bear that had been diligently trying to keep up with its mom and 2 siblings, because she knew I loved that tiny guy. She protected us like babies which is kinda why her passing was such a shock. She'd been hit by the flu quite badly but would never tell us about it.
Anyways, in her memory I'd like to have my very first giveaway! I really love these earrings, though I don't think they pictures do them justice. I've worn them (so you get my cooties-bonus!) and they are extremely flattering in the way they frame a face. The wires are hammered/oxidized sterling silver. They have tiny glass buttons and scraps of tatting from the flea markets by my husband's little town.
Leave a comment if you'd like to have them. I'll give it a couple days then have Jackie's granddoggie (as she called him) pick one randomly out of a hat.
I love you Jackie!