I've been gone for a few weeks, and just now getting settled back into a normal routine. I spent a good amount of time making preparations for both my parents birthdays,invitations, gathering photos, and making them each something special. My sister and I planned a big combined celebration for them, since their birthdays are only 4 days apart. It was a mini-family reunion, so we got to see lots of Aunts, Uncles, cousins that we hadn't seen in a good long while. We had over 40 people show up for the party/open house. We also had an entire week of celebrating, going to dinner at relatives homes, out for breakfast for both Mom and Dad. We had an excess of everything...coffee, sugar, food. It was all great fun, lots of laughs. Now we are all trying to detox our bodies!
Here are a couple of the things I made for my parents birthdays.
12x12 framed and embellished.
Hanging canvas. I cut the stencil for the cowboy from a photo my Mom took of my Dad a number of years ago.
Back of canvas