So, after all this time, I finally got around to making something for my parents! It was long overdue, but I didn't have to think very hard about what it should be. Like most of us, family is everything to them, so I attempted to represent their/our/my family onto a large plate.
It started life as a round slab onto which I impressed all the names. I soon realised that I would really need something the size of a dustbin lid to fit even my immediate family - my parents, my siblings and their children.
The plan was for two main inter-twined branches (mum and dad), with four off-shoots (me and my brothers and sister), and then their kids.
In the end, the whole thing grew and grew til it just resembled a large over-grown bush!
I wasn't able to be there on their anniversary when it was opened, but I have it on good authority that it made my mum cry ..... in a good way.
And maybe I have created something that will be handed down through the generations - a future family heirloom? Who knows!