Here is the finished window that I will be delivering today to the Air National Guard base in Bethany Beach, DE. I blogged about it in the middle of the process about a month ago but this is the backstory: Delaware was my home for 11 years, during which time I got my bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware and worked for the newly established Drug Court. It was a small, close-knit group of us that began this project in the court system. The work was challenging but we had a lot of fun and my experiences there impact me even today. I still am in touch with some of the people from that time period and, especially through Facebook, we stay up to date on each other's lives. One of the Drug Court judge's secretaries had seen my posts about stained glass and mentioned me to a friend of her's who was looking to have a piece custom-made for the chapel on the Air National Guard Base that was being renovated. As it sometimes happens with friends of friends, when I met with the Chaplain, it was like talking with someone I had known forever. For this project, she gave me a satisfying mix of instructions and freedom and the photo shows the result. I am thankful for people who stay in touch over the miles and years and for the chance to make a piece like this that will be viewed with pride by so many. And I'm thankful for a sunny Friday in September when I have an excuse to go to the beach in Delaware!