I had my first customer and so I want to go make silver until my hands become numb with work -- Sue. Sweet Scottish Sue. Sue who has made my leather shop feel peopled and blessed for months now has become my very first customer in my metal shop and I swoon over her. I know through her that angels exist and I feel stubborn that need to meet her someday, that we would talk till morning.
And then nap and talk again. Heaven help us all if the Plume was there, too -- my two most fascinating internet ladies and I in one room would mean more to me than I could ever say.
So of course it was her.
All is right with the world.
I brought my back my very first Koi incarnation for a custom belt this weekend, and felt very sweet-hearted when I saw it come to life: this was my beginning all over again, but without the tremendous trepidation that I would somehow pour a bottle of antique all over it and ruin everything I had done -- the first few projects I did were nail-biters until I got better and more consistent at riveting, staining, etc.