Yes to the jewelry, unfortunately no to knitting. I recently took up sewing and it's been taking up quite a bit of my time. How's the knitting going for you? I may take it up in the future if I find more time. I've always wanted to learn to knit socks.
Love the naming scheme, I wanted to name all of ours hens after famous authors: Anais, Virginia etc....but our daughter insisted on Disney princesses & cartoon characters names instead (uggh)...she did decide to name one after herself, me & my mom so now we have: Ariel, Kai Lan, Daisy, Aurora, Bethie, Betty & Zoe. Aren't chickens a blast ! I just love them.
I'm so sorry to hear about that, funerals are such a downer and, of course, rainchecks are acceptable. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. Have a safe trip and please don't try to "kill" Carlos anymore. There has been enough tragedy. (kidding) :-)