We remember many things about people that we love and have had to say good-bye to. Each person has their own traits, talents, habits, likes and dislikes. But, we all have something that stands out in our personalities that people remember the most. Besides loving to laugh and tease, my mom was known for her cooking. Good ole Southern cooking with lots of bacon grease and sugar and eggs. She could whip up a pie or cobble without thinking about it. And her pie crusts, best ever. My daughters Corinnea and Sherie got her talent for cooking. They were blessed to have spend many times with her in the kitchen as she cooked. As I was trying to think of something creative and meaningful to get them for Christmas, the thought came to me of my mom's old cookbook and recipes that I had. So, I created for them both (only got a picture of one of them) a picture using some of her actual recipes. I also made copies of some of the art work from her old cookbook to add to the 30's - 50's look. I think they liked them very much! Two days before I had to say good-bye to my mom, I made a promise to her.........this was a project to work on that promise. It was good for me to do and I think for them also.
The pictures are'nt great because of the reflection. But, you get the idea.
I spent a weekend with some very dear friends at Bodega Bay. The weather was perfect, it wasn't crowded. Kites were flying, seals and birds were swimming, good food was cooking, games were being played. The trip was for fun, to be with friends. It was also for a good bye to a gentle man. It was good to be together and to share memories .
Now, the next three pictures are of a 'Tea Party Hat' I created. Yep, going to a tea party and there is a prize for the best hat....I want the prize, don't think I will win it because there are so many talented ladies that I will be up against. But hoping that an Easter bunny tea hat will at least get some awwwww's, how cute! Hmmmm, we will see!
I loved the baby chickies, had to have them...