Tuesday, February 24, 2009

♪♫♪ Happy Birthday, Nicole ♫♪♫

No one could have nicer, kinder kids than I do. Well, they aren't really kids - youngish adults. Today is Nikki's 40th birthday! She is a teacher, coach, wife, mother, chauffeur...... All those hats that a young mom wears. She wears them well and I'm incredibly proud of her.

The bowl above should be in her mail box right now. I bought it from Greg Gallegos who has his workshop, Natural Selection Studio, in Haslett, Michigan. Click here to go visit his Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6541634

His wood crafting is incredible and his packaging makes me smile. The lovely wooden bowls arrive in these soft felt bags that his wife makes. I had a picture of the free sample bowl that he turned and sent me, but I seem to have lots of trouble with my blogspot pictures. Sometimes they just disappear. I will add it to another page later.
I forgot to mention the bowl is from a Maple burl. I think that means a knot in a Maple tree or branch. Appropriate for Maple's daughter, don't you think?


Meg said...

Jeff would love that bowl -- he always loves the wooden dishes we come across when we're browsing home stores. They remind both of us when our families would vacation at Donner Lake, the rental homes all had wooden dishes. We never knew each other back then, but it's crazy that we both have those memories.

Mare said...

Happy Birthday to Nicole! What a beautiful gift!