2/17/2009

little brothers and great-grandparents

i've been dying to play with my crafty stuff, but the weekend was far too busy. so i had a free night last night and this is what i made. i saw a project similar to this done up in the latest issue of simply handmade. she had used cardboard and tied the squares together. i couldn't tell you her name b/c i just don't remember. yes, i'm a check-out reader and putter-backer. i will buy it though as it is a wonderful issue. it's just a bit pricey and i'll just have to wait.



things are fine here. it's been almost a week since i blogged. eek. there's a new challenge up at BASB with a wonderful RAK, so please head on over there and check it out! also, the challenge is still up over at SYC, so go take a peek at that as long as you're hopping around.

soccer practice is tonight and coach man, well...i think he's more excited than they are. that's fine though. i'm glad he likes it. me...i'm just not that into other people's kids--people i don't know well, that is. maybe that's why i really disliked being den-leader for cub scouts. i didn't want to have to get my 'yell' on all the time. i do that enough at home. i'd much rather have told the parents, 'hey, don't bring your snotty little kid back here anymore b/c he can't behave and i don't want to deal with all that crap.' 9 boys was just too much. no thank you.

i have my consult with the ENT doc tomorrow to talk about my tonsils and whether or not i will be getting them removed. don't let me chicken out. or maybe let me.

i ran across this yesterday while organizing our bookshelf. i just love reading through it. my dad's aunt made it a few years ago. she just passed a few months back. she was 89, i believe when she died. she contacted everyone she could in the family and compiled all of our stories as well as her own, typed them, added pictures, had the book printed and bound, then she went ahead and mailed them all to us. simply amazing. and i love her for sending me one. what a wonderful treasure. she was so grateful to the family for coming to America and her thoughts of growing up make me wish that life was that simple and at the same time, that difficult. that would make us all appreciate what we have so much more. she was so grateful to her parents for coming to America--she never forgot their sacrifices so that all their children could have a better life.

that's it folkers...i'm sure i'll think of something else later. oh, and sis...turn off your bath water. i had a dream i left it running and flooded your entire house. weird.

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18 paper addicts say...:

Karen said...

Glad to see you are posting again. I love your project....have a great day!

Regan said...

wow- this is totally amazing!

Karen said...

Maybe the Money verification word is a hint that you are going to get some (wouldn't that be nice)! Please share......

Lindsay said...

Hi Karen! Thanks for stopping by my blog toady! LOVE the porojects you posted and that journal of your aunt's - amazing that you have that! Take care!

Anne aka Anniescraps said...

First that is one FIERCE project, I love it and admire all the work that went into it :-) Beautiful.
What a precious gift your great aunt gave to you. So amazing to think at all the sacrifices that our families made for us to live in this country. Amazing when you think about it.

Tiffany said...

Love your project. I need my mojo back really soon so I can start playing with all my stash. Pregnancy sucks the life out of you! =)

Noel said...

wow...what a cool family treasure to have! That is WAY cool!! :)

lisadickinson said...

we have the same philosophy on other people's kids :) i agree, it's easier to tell the parents to deal with it.

love the project - great details!

Cortney Ophoff said...

OMG that's a fantastic piece of framed art! Hella hard work, too! Beautiful! And great sentiments on the book by your great aunt - I hear you on longing for a simpler, even if more difficult time.
BTW - thank you again for the awesome bag and tags! I love love love it all :o)

jenjen said...

That picture is amazing - you are so talented!!!

Good luck with the doctor tomorrow!

Jen

Cat said...

Love this....are those chipboard coaster you used?

Jenn said...

Love the project! I just might have to "borrow" the idea!

Anilu Magloire said...

Oh!!! I absolute love that collage. I want one too :)

Charlene said...

That is one AWESOME project!!! Love it!!

Lal said...

Ahhh, that frame is AMAZING! Love it! My HL has SEI...only the Dill Blossom I think..oh wait..and another one...a Chocolat?? Not sure what it's called. I don't know what your HL is like! lol Where in Texas do you live? Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Kristii said...

What an amazing project!!!! So much to take in!! I am in awe!!!!

Rita said...

Gorgeous project! I am always amazed at all of the little details you use!

laverneboese said...

I love your framed art collage. It's totally beautiful. I can't believe you finished it up in a night...it would have taken me forever! So how much do you charge ;)