The Anticipation Mounts!

xmas tree
The tree is decorated and the stockings hung by the chimney….stockings

We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of my Christmas gift, which is being made by the goldsmith in Florence. making ring

I took this picture as he was making it. It has been refined and altered several times, and I can’t wait to see the final product.

Meanwhile, here in Seattle, Chia and I walk in the rain and wind. We always find something interesting to see!rudolph

Every evening now, the Christmas ships parade by our house. Sometimes just a few, and at other times as many as 100!boats

I am busy wrapping gifts of Florentine silk scarves, ceramics and a couple of surprises for my daughters from the goldsmith…..and only 4 more days until my new ring arrives!

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