Christmas is one of my very favorite holidays, and I love getting presents, so when I saw Sally Russick's post on Studio Sublime, I was jumping up and down with excitement! This was way back in October, but I was all on board for an ornament swap!
And, then, holy moly, I got paired with Cooky Schock! She has been the owner of The Shepherdess in San Diego, CA for the last twelve years of the store's thirty-five year life. Sadly, it is now closing, but there have been many 'celebrity' beaders in and of that wonderful place. I wish I could have visited it before it closed. Cooky has been surrounded by awesome artists,and is a metalworker, and a wonderful person. I've been so very glad to be her partner, and to receive such a special gift from her in this exchange.
To be quite honest, I was very intimidated when I saw all the names of the artists that she has met/worked with through the Shepherdess. You know, like Jenny Davies-Reazor, Leslee Frumin, Marcia DeCoster.....
Cooky was so sweet and kind to me, saying she could hardly thread a needle! :)
Well, let me tell you, that doesn't stop her talent at all! Wanna see what she sent me?? Yes!! I know!! I'm all excited too!!!
Ok, check out the awesomeness of her gifts....
That sweetie pie of a sheep is an icon of the shop. They would give them as gifts to customers. I'm so very honored that I've received one of the last ones.
Can you believe the gorgeousness of this key And I really didn't do it justice in this pic, cause that hand made loop at the top is stunning. The colors in the bead just shimmer. I'm thinking it just really needs to hang from my rear view mirror, cause it makes me smile...a lot! And you know that's a necessary when you get behind the wheel, right?
Here is the list of participants, please go check out their gifts. Blessings, Shirley
List of Participants
Shirley Moore You are here
Cooky Schock My awesome partner