Yesterday, I received a phone call from Hobby Lobby stating, "Mrs. Long, your shadow box is ready for pick up"...before I let the man finish his message, I was up getting on my shoes and heading for the door to get a project that I have known that I wanted in an arrangement for a while. I love it! I think it looks great against the light blue wall in my bedroom.
A fond memory of a great visit to my sister-in-law, Anita and brother-in-law, Gary's home in Portland, Oregon a few years back.
Pictured are niece, Brenda, sister-in-law Lenora, myself, niece Dawn, sister-in-law Anita holding her granddaughter, Haley. The sweet little heart under the picture was a gift given to me by P.J., who made it as a keepsake of my visit.
One morning, Brenda was graciously making breakfast for her guests and P.J. was sitting at the breakfast bar entertaining himself with one of his favorite hobbies of the time. Making suncatcher ornaments for his mother and dad's kitchen window, his room or where ever a place needed some special adornment. I love the heart ornament and love the arrangement in shadow box form.
What a restful vacation it was!
I know winter is behind us and Valentine's Day is a holiday of the past but who wouldn't want to wake up to these wonderful smiles and sweet hearts to begin a great new day? I'll always have fond memories to lift me up in blessing and joyful spirit in the morning and through my day! The desire to create something special and memorable never leaves my mind. I so love it when it evenutually comes to fruition! I hope you find what inspires you today to savor a memory, fond object, bits of this and that to create something that brings joy to your world!Love,