Monday, February 19, 2007

A Nice day off!

It sure was nice being off today. Its also been the first day that it has been above freezing in almost 2 weeks. Almost 50 today and sunny, but very windy. Sure lets me know that spring is right around the corner.
I went and picked up Mom yesterday afternoon. Michael's had a 50% off coupon in the paper yesterday, good for Sun. and Mon. only. So of course we had to go to Michaels and use the coupon,,lol. We then came back to my house and I gave her birthday presents to her. I got Jane, a friend of mine and Moms, who is in our ATC group, to send out a e-mail to the members. I asked them to make a birthday tag for Mom and send it to me. I got several of them and I put them together and made a tag book for her birthday. She is the person in our group who always host the tag swaps, so on the front I put a pic of her with a party hat, and titled it "Happy Birthday Lottie Queen of the Tags",,lol. She was so surprised and almost cried.

Then I brought out the other present that Daniel and I both made for her. I bought one of those wire picture holders at a thrift store several months and ago and put my ATCs in it. The one I bought holds 10, we made one for her that holds 12. We used a piece of landscaping timber that Daniel cut into a small block. I then collaged it with some wonderful paper and pictures of her during her childhood. We cut and bent some metal coat hangers and painted them with gold spray paint. After collaging I put several coats of varnish on it. It turned out so cool, and now I am going to make one for me,,lol.

She really loved it, and was so proud of it. I think it turned out quite well too.
She spent the night and we did some art projects most of the night. This morning we went to go pick up my Aunts, her sisters, to bring them back to Mom's house for several days. They will spend a few days with her and they all are celebrating their birthdays together, we are all February girls!! Mom made both of them a really neat scrapbook on sisters. All of their kids and all of Mom's children have always called them "The Golden Girls",, they were always on the go and traveling and having alot of fun. They have slowed down alot now as they are 88, 86, and Mom the baby, will be 78 on the 22nd. I am just glad they get to spend time together.
Before we went to pick them up, we went to "Books-a-million" and "Hobby Lobby". I bought a couple of books and a few things at Hobby Lobby.
I took the Aunts and Mom home and now I am just relaxing and dreading going back to work tomorrow. I hope everyone had a nice week-end.

6 comments:

vicci said...

Bethie.....Oh what a sweet daughter you are...I'm so glad your Dear MOM had a nice birthday!!! She got some cool stuff! I hope you are keeping warm Sweets...I am enjoying this spring like weather...but rain is coming! Love ya!

Janet said...

I like that idea of the wire card holder. Very clever! And the tag book was such a sweet thing for you to do. I'm sure your mom loved everything you made for her.

Kentucky Gal said...

I need one of those card dothingies you made to put all of the wonderful cards and ATC's I recieve in the mail...
:-D

Mary Timme said...

Well, I really like the card holder too, and I'm pretty old. Think I'll have to make one. what fun. Your mom looks like a sweetie

Daisy Lupin said...

Sounds like you had a really good time. The holder you made is really clever and very smart. Glad Lottie had a wonderful time.

Rosa said...

LOVE that stand! You are a natural at that stuff. What a wonderful piece. I know your mom loved it! How fun.