Hello dear readers,
These little pandas are sweets, literally. Actually, they are candies in disguise, probably made in China, a gift from my grandson.
For weeks I've been on the look-out for walnut shells. I was given to understand that fresh nuts are expected to be imported at the end of the year. It was a frustrating situation because the ones I meant to giveaway are still unavailable. They are still at the exposition waiting to be photographed by a professional photographer and after an interview with me, to be published in their magazine. I'll write more when and if it will be published.
Yesterday, Galia, my dear daughter surprised me by giving me 20 walnuts she found in another town market. It was a delightful gift. Then I received a call from my son-in-law, Nilly's husband who
told me he bought one kilo (Over two pounds) walnuts for me. I received them this morning. They came too late for Christmas scenes. I already posted my gifts overseas for friends who will get winter scenes only. I believed the nuts were fresh, recently imported, but they are stale, on the way to the bin. Luckily it is an advantage. A tip to anyone who wants to craft walnut shells. Buy old ones, they split open easily. Only a few need to be soaked in water overnight.
Hanukka falls on 23 Dec, leaves me enough time to prepare walnut shells gifts to my grandchildren and other members of our family. When the holidays are over I'll try to decorate one or two nutshells each week and have ready gifts for any occasion.
I didn't have much time for miniatures at the beginning of this week. Still, I made a few new pots of
flowers and am working on a new step by step tutorial.
Have a wonderful weekend with blessings.