This book was over a year and a half in the making. Silversmithing classes with Olivier Peter-Contesse and letterpress printing lessons from Carl Montford made my dream a reality. It all began with hearing my then two year old nephew Phineas recite Robert Louis Stevenson's Thanksgiving Blessing at Thanksgiving dinner.
Behold our family here assembled
We are grateful for this place in which we dwell
For the love that unites us
For the peace accorded us this day
And the hope with which we expect tomorrow
For the health, the work, the food
And the bright skies that make our lives delightful
For our family and friends on all parts of the earth
May peace abound in our small company.