Sunday, November 1, 2009

Birthdays & a Baptism

By now I really shouldn't be surprised by this, but goodness October super fast forwarded into November! Besides Halloween, this past weekend included friends' birthdays & a baptism.

Is it funny I thought of swords when trying to come up with an idea for my friends' birthday presents? They're artists fighting to make a living doing what they are passionate about, have a lot in common when it comes to views on life (not to mention relatively close birth days!), & yet completely different personal styles.

I suppose something about that (& seeing their creative compromise on bathroom decor!) must have struck a chord with me: a katana style sword for him due to an interest in kendo & a more European dagger for her. <3

Recently I was asked to be Godmother to my friend's baby. My Nina (Godmother) said her tradition was for the godmother to provide the baby's baptismal gown. As my friend was following a Polish tradtion where the baptismal gown was made from the train of her wedding dress, that was covered. If anything, this gown is extra special because it was sewn by the baby's great-grandma. So what's a gal to do without any other guidence? Consult the internet!

Hey now, religious jewelry is traditional gift? I can do something like that....

To my Goddaughter, my prayer for you is that you will always have Faith in God & your family to know that you are never without love. <3