Friday, May 29, 2009

Thank you! (This post is long overdue...)

My bloggy pal Penny (aka Miss Night Owl) makes jewelry and sun catchers in any shape you could ask for. (Visit her etsy shop - SO creative!)

Just before I graduated in April, I got an email from Penny stating that she'd like to make me a sun catcher as a graduation present and what shape would I like it in? She can do anything, she said.

So I thought on it and realized that the shape I most wanted was the lake where the cottage sits. So I google mapped it and this is what I sent her...

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Except her version didn't cut off the corners of the lake.

She is SO speedy! I sent her the email on April 20, and I had the finished product in hand on April 25.

And it is BEAUTIFUL!

Penny's dad claims it looks like someone sat on West Virginia (hee!) but I think it's a wonderful representation of the lake I love so much. The blue heart bead up near the top marks the spot where the cottage sits.

The cottage has been rented out for the past two months, so I've been able to enjoy the sun catcher at my house. The renters are now gone and the sun catcher is going to it's permanent home on the lake this weekend.

Thanks so much, Penny! We keep a journal out there so each time we visit, we make an entry. I'm going to be sure to include the addition of the sun catcher so future visitors will know where it came from.


Ree said...

How beautiful! (and really? it does kinda look like someone sat on west-by-gawd. hee)

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Oh, how beautiful! I love it! Awesome job, Penny!

Somebody sat on WV, *snicker!* That's awesome. :)

penny said...

It was my pleasure! I'm so glad you like it! It's fun making new shapes for suncatchers. I'm hoping to try to make an actual WV shape soon and hopefully it won't look like someone sat on it!

Badger said...

That is the coolest thing EVER!