This amazing Altered cigar box is from my dear friend Jane Harrah. You know how there are just certain people who's paths you cross in life, even if you have never met "in person", you just know you were meant to have a special friendship.. and that you just "connect". That's how it's always been with Jane. What a dear! I will treasure this altered cigar box she made! It's BEAUTIFUL!
inside and out!
And then there is this pretty, pretty card from my friend Marlene Bender. Again... another person .. who I just "connect" with. I will probably cry if I talk to much about it , but when mom was here, Marlene made cards she sent to mom on a regular basis. That was sweet enough..but she always took time to "write" inside each card. I mean write about things going on in her life, asking about what was going on in moms. My mom just could not get over how someone she had never met, would be so kind ,and take time to write to a stranger, and be so caring and thoughtful! Mom always looked so forward to Marlene's cards and letters. I remember when we were getting moms Christmas cards out, she mentioned time and time again, that she wanted to make sure we got one to Marlene from her. Friends... You touch my heart!
(This card Marlene made.. was done with a Crafty Secrets Image and one of my bow dies also :)
I told you, we have been working over at moms this past week and a half. Emotional to say the least, but glad we could get some smiles and laugh now and then. Here's my sis with a "Seal -a-Meal" she found back in the top cupboard. lol My mom was an immaculate house keeper, and keep things in pristine condition. So cute.
It's funny how you can forget about some things over the years, and then the minute you see them, all the memories come back to you, just like that. This pin cushion always sat on my moms sewing machine. I will cherish it!
Other things going on this week..................... oh.. kids. Anything to make a mother worry.
He took a long trip on his motorcycle to hand off the vintage motor cycle clubs mascot to the next rider. It is that crazy Godzilla that is bungeed onto his bike. It makes it's way accross the United States each year, being passed from rider to rider. I am so glad I did not know about the skies looking like this ahead of him. AHHHHH yikes!!! ( He did make it fine)
( Weston, our oldest son) is at the Kansas Motorcycle Museum rally. Vintage Honda Club.
I also have to have a proud momma moment....
Our son Jarad is now a certified EMT! So proud of you Jarad.
And before that ... be sure to come by and see Crafty Secrets at the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington TX. We'll be there! Come by and say Hello!
Okay.... I promise I'll be back as soon as time allows, and I plan to post while I'm away teaching and working GASC also. Sending you all good vibe for the rest of the week!
Thanks for stopping by!