Sunday, 26 December 2010

Angie's ornaments... so far


I have so many ornaments I could make for this girl!  Always good intentions and every year I think it’s going to be different, but I never seen to have enough time.  Or rather, I just can’t seem to manage my time very well!  Maybe next year will be different – if I start now, maybe I’ll be ready!

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Christmas Siamese

IMG_0917Siamese kitty!!!
Another one found on my parents wall. Totally forgot about this one, but saw it while sleeping in Dad’s study over the weekend.  My parents celebrated their Golden Anniversary – quite an accomplishment!  Both my brothers were there with their families, even my cousin from Germany.  We had a great time and my parents loved having the family with them.
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Tuesday, 26 October 2010

1991 Lambda Chi Alpha Coat of Arms

10-20-2010 8-14-01 PMThe Creed of Lambda Chi Alpha
We believe in Lambda Chi Alpha, and its traditions, principles, and ideals. The crescent is our symbol — pure, high, ever growing; and the cross is our guide — denoting service, sacrifice, and even suffering and humiliation before the world, bravely endured if need be, in following that ideal.
May we have faith in Lambda Chi Alpha and passion for its welfare. May we have hope for the future of Lambda Chi Alpha and strength to fight for its teachings. May we have pure hearts that we may approach the ideal of perfect brotherly love.
I made this for my then boyfriend, now husband, back when we were first dating.  Has it really been 20 years?! 

Saturday, 9 October 2010

2006 Confirmation Quilt Pieces

2006_0506_103233AA-1 Each child had to have a block of “something” for the confirmation quilt, the boys were okay with me doing this.  I think whoever put this together didn’t realize that it should have been the other way around!  This was raffled off, too bad we didn’t win.
2006_0506_105042AA-1This was taken at home after the service.  The boys were eight and I was about 3 months pregnant with Nathan.  Time flies!

Thursday, 30 September 2010

1993 Nutcrackers

6-29-2010 5-18-44 PM  1993I can’t remember if I altered this one or not.  I think I did all the nutcrackers, but didn’t include all the frill around it.  This one is also at my parents house, big surprise!  I think they have some nutcrackers, but that is one thing my Dad didn’t go overboard collecting.

Monday, 27 September 2010

1997 Daryl

7-25-2010 1-01-52 So I found this one tucked away in a drawer.  I had made it for my nephew, who is now 14!  I showed it to him and he thought it was cute, but I’m pretty sure he’s not going to want this hanging on his wall.  Oh well, maybe he’ll have a son and name him Daryl too!

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

1992 Woodsy Father Christmas

6-29-2010 5-17-33 PM1992Well, this one was a pain in the butt!  The glitter floss was a royal PITA to use, it kept breaking and twisting.  But, I love the way it looks. 
boys with Santa 2006-1 Here’s our real version of Woodsy Father Christmas!  This was taken at the boys school in 2006.  Garrett & Griffin were eight and Nathan just a month old.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

1987? Mailbox

8-15-2010 6-53-28 PMFound one I forgot about at my parents house.  I think I made this soon after they moved to Western MD.

Friday, 6 August 2010

1998 Bunny

I had made a bunny for my parents and then decided I wanted one for myself.  I think this is the first one I ever made for me to keep.

9-8-2010 2-51-44 PM 
Nathan got to take home “Leo”, the bunny from preschool, for a couple of days.  We had to write about what they did together, so this is Nathan reading him, “It’s not Easy Being a Bunny.”  He was very upset when he had to give him back for another child to take home!

1996 Hometown

Surprise, this one is for my parents too!  Very fitting since they just sold their winter house in Arizona to stay permanently in LaVale.

1995 Three Father Christmas’

More Christmas for my parents!  I love the variety of Father Christmas.  This only has a little of the glitter thread, so it wasn't too bad.  I scaled this down from a bigger sampler, wanted to keep it simple.

1995 Cactus

I made this for my parents while they were living in Arizona.  It was a bigger scene, but I made it smaller.  I think this is my least favorite, just kind of boring.

1993 America July 4th

 
I made this for my husband, Paul, my American!  I finally became a U.S. citizen on August 18, 2000, although I still hold my British citizenship.

2007_0704_062131 Here’s our little American, Nathan, starting early!

1992 Goose/bunny

I made this for my mother-in-law, but it got water damaged when she had it up at the lake house.  Not quite sure how to fix that or if it adds to it?!

1991 Maryland

6-29-2010 5-18-57 PM  1991I made this for my parents after they moved from Colesville to LaVale in 1986, where they are still living.
Goerlitz with chapel and pool“Goerlitz” in LaVale
photo35 Originally, my parents moved us from Wales to the States in 1969.  I was two years old and it looks like I didn’t want to leave my Nana!  Per my Dad - “Taken at Bridgend Station 40 years ago on August 14th, 1969, en route to New York.
We came with the optimism of youth, five suitcases and £400.00 to start a new life in the new world.”

1989 Black cat

Just a simple design, I love cats!  I also made another one like this one for a neighbor who had a black cat named Boo, so I wrote that instead.

 Astrid with 1st cat Astrid with cats
Loved kitties even when I was younger!

 Snuggle kitties
My Tonk babies, Ming & Maximus

1988 Garden Gate

This one reminds me of the house at Clovelly Court that we stayed in while in Devon.  Good memories and good times, so long ago.

Clovely Court with gate
Okay, so it’s not quite the same, no white fence or flowers, but it still reminds me of Clovelly Court!

19?? Christmas Carolers

I think this is one of the first "big" ones I made.  So glad you can't see all my mistakes!  I made it for my parents and they have it hanging up year round.