Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My Great Grandma & My Sweet Sister

This is a precious picture of my Great Grandma Bohling & my dear sister, Mary Ann, that I found while designing my new "office". On the back is my Momma's sweet handwriting, (she always labeled each picture with such care but always in ball point right across the faces. I do hope that the pen will not someday leak through to ruin the pictures.) This one was not dated but it has to be over 60 years old. (sorry, Sis, if that dates you...lol) I made Mary a card with this picture & until right now did not notice how much they look alike. I put clear plastic sheets over the front and back, sandwiching the picture in between (so that it would appear to float) then cut the film an inch larger. I then framed the picture with a red quilt paper so that she can see both sides of the picture (red & black are her favorite colors) . Then added lace to the bottom with a piece of jewelry on top. (I can not show you a picture of the card as it is already in snail mail to her...sorry) You will just have to use your imagination.
I have promised to show you some of my jewelry BUT I got the brainy (not too smart) of an idea to have hubby make me a simple desk. Well, if you are a "keeper" like I am, I had to work for days packing the beads, papers, files, etc & putting them in the "spare" bedroom. He built the desk nine feet long with a five foot "L" connected. Of course, that meant the computer, printer, email, etc. all set in the extra room for days along with my beads, jewelry, and all of the rest of my numerous collections. It did not go as quickly as I anticipated so I have been a nervous wreck. At the end of the four looonggg days of moving major pieces of furniture down stairs, a lot of struggle, hard work and purging I now have 14 feet of counter space to use!
I thank the Lord for my precious hubbies hard work and his support in developing my many crafty endeavours. (this project about did us both in!)
Thanks for listening to my ramblings. Please stop in again and I WILL get the jewelry displayed soon, I promise...
Sharon

10 comments:

Lynns Lovelies said...

Sharon..what a sweet gift for your sister! I just love every little detail on it and can imagine how very beautiful it turned out with your finishing touches.
I was wondering what you had been up to...Wow, what a great work space that is and Don is such a hardworking sweetie! I just hope you both did not overdo it this time....
Take care and I'll email you before I leave for Florida.

Love,
Lynn♥


~Let Freedom Ring!~

The French Bear said...

Sharon, how wonderful that picture is, and to be able to use it in a hand made card, so special!!!! I am sure your sister will love it!!!
I am so impressed that your hubby made you a work space, he sounds like he is a keeper!!!!!!
Cheers, and don't work too hard!!!
I love reading your posts!
Margaret B

papel1 said...

I love the photo and I am sure the card is lovely. And the new desk sounds great!
Judy

Coastal Sisters said...

What a sweet gift! I can't wait to see your new creations!

LuLu~*xoxo

Sherry Goodloe said...

SWEET photo . . . SWEET gift . . . and an even SWEETER lady that has created this artwork. I'm a very visual person, and can visualize the finished card in my mind :)

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Your photo is precious - lovely to have these memories. I'm hunting through old family photos today for a project I have in mind. Look forward to seeing both your new desk and some jewelry creations....

silk purse said...

You are clearly such a special, precious, generous and creative lady; where to begin!..,I simply adoered and was moved to tears of appreciation and gratitude with the kind & lovely words that you sent to my mother and I, at her; The Plumed Pen Of lady Velvet blog..,My dear mama and I were entranced and captivated by your every word!..,

We especially enjoyed your heartwarming story about your mama's bequeathing of her dear little dog Sweetie to you; It really gives a whole new meaning to the phrase; "A thing of beauty is a joy forever"; especiaaly when referring to of all her lovely possessions and collections that you mentioned that she owned.., Her living, breathing legacy to you.., Her little poodle "Sweetie"!.., How lovely and loving!..,

Alow us kindly to give you the warmest of "virtural hugs"!..,

I'll pop by soon to see your jewelery, and to see your craftroom..,I also loved the concept of the lovely card you so aptly described, with your mama and sister's photo..,

Please feel welcome to visit our corner of blogland often!

* Blessings from Silken Purse and Lady Velvet.

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi Sharon, What a darling photo that is! I can just picture how beautiful your card turned out...oh, how your sister will treasure it! You have one sweetheart of a husband, what a fabulous desk you now have to do your creating at. I love, love, love your hand made jewelry, can't wait to see more pictures of it!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog the other day and leaving such a sweet and lovely comment...it meant so much to me! I'm having a give-away on my blog now and would love it if you could stop by again when you have a minute. :)
Hugs, Carol Anne

Jann said...

What a sweet photo! Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and leave such a nice comment! Have a wonderful weekend!

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