When Life Sends You Showers, Dance in the Puddles

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Birthday Serenade

This is probably the most special project I will ever do.
My aunt is soon to celebrate her 92nd birthday. Her vitality and energy put me, and anyone half  her age to shame. She travels a lot, is currently on a five-week motor home trip to Yellowstone, Idaho, Oregon and back to Nevada. She sews all the clothes for her 4 and 8 yr old great-grand nieces, cooks and bakes  goodies for family get-togethers, and Christmas wouldn't be the same without her array of home-baked cookies and treasured coffee cakes and stollen. In her youth she was tall, graceful, statuesque and lovely. Her heart's desire was to be a dancer but in those days girls went to finishing school, got married and raised families. No career for her. I guess that's lucky for us because we got the benefit of her domestic talents and caring nature. While life wasn't always easy for my family, she was always there to make sure we had all the best that was available and no one ever went without. She's a special person and I've tried to make a special card to show her just how much we appreciate her.  
This is probably the most special project I will ever do.

24 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS--a true, beautiful labor of love and it shows! Love every details and I know your aunt will LOVE it and cherish it!

    hugz,
    Suzanne

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  2. Your aunt will totally LOVE this gift of love that you've made for her!Beautiful job!

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  3. Oh wow! This is gorgeous. What a gift of love - and your aunt sounds like a wonderful lady - you are truly blessed.TFS

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  4. Sue, this is absolutely one of the most beautiful gifts I have seen! I don't always get to comment but I look at everything and I just had to take time to tell you how special I think this card is! I know your Aunt will treasure it. She sounds like a very special lady. I hope she has a wonderful birthday!
    P.S. I would love to know where you found the saying! I love it!! Jana Vicki Gates

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  5. Oh Sue, this is just gorgeous! How blessed you are to have someone so special in your life. From how you described her, if anyone will appreciate and love this beautiful piece of art, it is her!

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  6. OMG your explosion box is Gorgeous!!! What a beautiful gift to give to your lovely Aunt. She sounds like a very special lady. It turned out so beautiful...the love you have for your Aunt shines through in your work...a lot of love went into your gift. Beautiful job done...your coloring is wonderful! Your Aunt is sure to love it.
    Hugs~
    Corinne

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  7. OMG this is one of the prettiest explosion boxes I have seen ! Great job and your Aunt is just going to love it !
    Hugs

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  8. The absolute best! You did an amazing job, your aunt will be thrilled. Wow!
    Debby

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  9. WOW! You are right... it is VERY special. I think you are going to have her in tears when she gets this. How beautiful! Well done, what a lot of work!

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  10. Pure loveliness...and made with so much love. I am sure you Auntie will treasure this! I love the box and all the embellies you have added as well!

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  11. Wow, I love it. I have wanted to try it but have to admit time and space has limited me as you know. You did an absolutely amazing job. I am so impressed.
    hugs Cathy K (Mercieschild)

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  12. Gorgeous project and how sweet of you making it for someone special for you. She is going to LOVE it!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  13. Congrats for having such a very special lady in your life. And that box is just beautiful she will be thrilled to death with it.

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  14. What a gorgeous gift! Your aunt is sure to love it! Everything about it is perfect. Your work is fabulous!
    Kathy Gerace

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  15. Absolutely beautiful! Love this project. It is indeed very special and SPECTACULAR! Kathie

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  16. This project is breath taking - gorgeous - absolutely beautiful! If I could do this I would dance in puddles too!!!!
    Sandy D

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  17. Amazing!!! Love,Love,Love this box, what a great gift!! I know she will cherish it. Hugs, Teresa E

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  18. It's gorgeous! She will love it.
    Hugs
    Cordine

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  19. Absolutely STUNNING!! anybody recieving this would just love it an know how much a labour of love this is.
    smiles
    Paola

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  20. Fabulous Sue! I'm sure it will be treasured forever!!!
    Pam Going Postal

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  21. This is very beautiful Sue, I am sure she will treasure this always!

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  22. Sue, your beautiful gift brought tears to MY eyes - the expression of love and respect is so evident for all to see. You have done a wonderful job - this is a gift to be treasured!
    Hugs,
    Deb xoxo

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  23. A gorgeous explosion box Sue, a gift that I am sure will be treasured. Your coloring is wonderful, the sentiment is beautiful and Ballerina Tilda with the flowers is adorable.
    hugs
    Jennifer

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