Yes, we are alive, and yes, we are home again! Alive...being slightly in question at this point. We are still in a bit of a jet lag fog after our long trip, which was made even longer by delays with both flights. So it was a lot of waiting at airports last Thursday as well as Friday morning, giving us time to study airport architecture... Here is an interior photo of Kastrup International Airport in Copenhagen, Denmark. On Saturday our clocks changed to Daylight Savings Time, so we have no idea what time it is or what day it is--LOL! Jet lag is a very out-of-body experience.
During the weekend a lot of the time was spent sleeping and resting, unpacking, doing laundry and settling back into the simple comforts of home, and not least, reunion and cuddle time with our sweet Charlie! Part of the unpacking included poring over some of the shopping loot, my craft supply bounty brought back (said with my best pirate accent!) ;o) The bulk of the goodies was beading and jewelry making supplies--here's a little peek at some of the pretties. Gemstone strands--amazonite, rose quartz, smoky quartz, aventurine chips, silvered decorative coin beads and others were a bit of a splurge for making new things for the shop. Also very basic things like beading wires, cord, etc. And this really wonderful pewter dragonfly charm! I did get some fabric too, of course!
One of our favorite stops is always Borders Books and Music in York, Pennsylvania. While there I picked up a magazine I've not seen before, one from Australia, Creative Beading--with tons of jewelry ideas and bead projects. Another great find was vintage laces found while we were out antiquing in New Oxford with my sister, Kimmie. While strolling around in New Oxford we happened upon a shop near the town square, Art to Use, run by an artistic couple who specialize in hand-crafted jewelry and photography. Since it was our wedding anniversary while we were away, Dear Husband let me choose something sparkly to celebrate the occasion. I chose these silver and amethyst earrings--gorgeous!
We came back to snow and rain, but all the rain has thankfully melted away the remaining snow. It's not quite spring yet here... While we were in the States, it was not very springlike either--very windy, sometimes chilly and rainy, as this moody, dramatic sky view shows.
Thank you all for the safe travel wishes and welcome home greetings! I'll be swinging by to see you all during the week. Happy Days! :o)