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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Best Laid Plans and all that

Today was supposed to be the day of the reveal for Lori Anderson's latest blog hop, Memories and Thanks.
I must apologise to any and all who come here expecting to see my homage.  I have no real excuses but that life got in the way and I forgot about the deadline until I saw Lori's reminder go out.  I emailed Lori  to remove my name from her blog list, but looks like I was too late.  
   I had such good plans for it too ...
   Today just happens to be my mother's 93rd birthday, and my piece was going to be a charm bracelet made to honor her.  I had dug out and gone through my childhood photo album. My plan was to photo transfer early pictures of family life together onto charms. Even bought the bezels, the chain, etc. when I joined up last month. I have Sheri Haab's photo transfer paper and medium. All that is lacking is more time and a laser printer (mean ol' Office Depot wouldn't let me put the transfer paper in their printer ... some worry that it might melt or something and gum it up *sigh*.)
   I am excited about this idea and hope to pursue it at a later time, it just wasn't in time for this blog.
   Here is a picture I found of my mother and father, from the 1940's (before I was born).  I am not sure of the exact year. From their youth, I think they might not have even been engaged at this time.  Dad's hair is not the buzz cut that he sported after being drafted into the army during WWII, so I am thinking this is early 40's.  Mom never liked having her picture taken, as you can tell by her crossed arms.



  1. I think that your idea for a charm bracelet is a great one and I can't wait to see it when it's completed!

  2. I'll have to check back, I love the idea of a charm bracelet!

  3. Looking forward to seeing it....

  4. Your bracelet sounds lovely looking forward to seeing it.

  5. Your bracelet idea sounds very kewl! Can't wait to see the finished product!

  6. What a lovely photo of your grandparents. It reminds me that I don't take enough photos of myself and my husband together. Your bracelet sounds like a great idea! Enjoy the day. Erin

  7. Oops. I said grandparents but I meant parents!