The husband and I set out for an adventure today. We hadn’t got out much since I got sick before Christmas. We decided I needed to get out and try to slowly get my stamina and strength back so we took off to the creek. I would have never thought in January we would be out creek wading looking for treasure but we did. Considering it was 65 degrees outside we put on our rubber boots and hoped right on in.
We walked up the creek for a while until it started getting to deep. We couldn’t risk getting in the water up past our boots. The water was a little chilly. We turned back and walked back down the creek. It’s alot harder to see the rocks when you walk downstream due to when you step down in the creek it makes a little muck but it goes behind you when your walking upstream.
We waded for about 2 total hours and didn’t find much. We picked up a few unique things, a couple fossils, some driftwood, and a few banded crystals but no agate today. I got tired a few times and sat down on a dry rock here and there for a break. It was a good chance to get a few pics in while I listened to the water flowing over the rocks. One of the most relaxing beautiful songs in the Appalachian Mountains. The mountain air felt so clean and refreshing.
It didn’t matter that we didn’t find any big treasures because it felt so good to get out. It made me feel alive again. I havent felt like myself at all since I got the blood clots. I think the medications is one of the main reasons. Ive been so tired and weak since I was in thr hospital. This whole trip reassured me that I am strong and I will get stronger. We are so blessed to be living well in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky.
Here’s a few pics of our beautiful adventure today.
Do you have a favorite place on the Creek bank. A place where you went swimming when you where a kid. A place where your grandma took you fishing. This could make a cherished gift for your love one. I would be glad to have you send me some creek rocks from your favorite spot and use them to create a piece of jewelry made especially for you.
This very special order turned out to be one of my all time favorites! If you look real close there is a tiny little dark brown snail shell in the center.
What makes this so precious it that the sweet person that ask me to make these brought me the creek rocks from a place where her grandfather took her when she was a child. She plans to give them to her children and nieces and nephews for a cherished gift. When I told her they where finished she cried with excitement. This is what its about. Making memories forever. I just think this would make a great memory for anyone to have close to their hearts.❤❤❤
Planning to unveil them this weekend at the Estill Arts Council Arts and Crafts Show! Hope to see Y’all there! It’s gonna be an epic show this year!
I hadn’t realized until today how tedious these little creations where. I had only made a few at one siting but I worked all day on these little creekin creations. Patients is a big key to creating these and I found myself wanting to stop and get up and do other things because I would lose mine. It is all worthwhile when I see the finished products. These are my very own heart in a creation, unique, special to me and my most favorite yet. I feel the love when I look at them and that is what I was striving for. I hope you can enjoy them as much as I enjoyed my days spent at the swimming hole with my dad when I was a kid.
I plan to have these listed in my shop next week after the show. So be on the look out. If your interested please feel free to message me and we will design something special for you.
Check out this item in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/473653354/flowing-creekside-memories-necklace
I love the Wild
I live the Wild
I am the Wild
I feel it like the creeks flowing in my viens.
I long to be wild and free like a County Gypsy. MCJ
Just Released my second piece in my new collection. I’m pleased with the outcome of this creek creation. I wanted to give the feel of sitting in a creek bank listening to the water flow over thr rocks. Check it out Y’all! http:// www.etsy.com/listing/474835796/flowing-creekside-memories-earrings