I was delighted to receive the news that my 'Symphonie de Tulipes' won the popular vote in the Dutch Spiral challenge on the Beading Forum.
This doesn't mean it is the best creation (how can there be a 'best' when each piece is beautiful and unique in it's own right?), nor the most technically challenging or well-crafted, nor the best suited to the theme. It just means that my peers like my work. One of those feel-good moments, to be sure.
Also, I passed my Boat Licence test this morning. So you can now address me as 'Skipper'. Heh ;-)
A typical sunset over the bay near home
Now, if only there were a way to combine beading and boating...