Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saving Children's Art Work

Fishing by Jonah - date unknown 2010
What a great way to save the children's art work. Family historian hard at work and burning up the scanner. There was the inevitable one of Jonah's hand but that got lost somehow.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Mary's Angels

A belated Christmas gift from a dear friend. Daffodil, 2010 - an ornament from the Mary's Angels series from Hallmark.

Now I have 3 angels. My mom bought the one on the right, Buttercup, 1988, the first in the series. She liked the little bare feet. I found the one in the middle, Marguerite, 2000 and my friend Joyce found the new one on the left, Daffodil, 2010.
I didn't realise until after my mother was gone that these are called Mary's Angels. My mother's name. The signature on the bottom even looks very much like her signature.

Here is a picture and a sample of my mother's signature. She is the one on the right on the second row.
What a great gift. Joyce found out by reading this blog (See Little Christmas Things) how much these little ornaments meant to me and she found one! A really cute one reading a book with little bare feet. Thank you, Joyce. I love it. Edited to add: The designer is Mary Hamilton and it is her signature on the bottom.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Walmart moment

Jaime and I herded all three kids to a distant Walmart for a portrait one day and we ended up with this. We searched the racks for a plaid shirt for Jonah before taking the picture. It is 11 x 14 and I have always meant to hang it in the kids' room. Today I crammed it into my 8 x 10 scanner to pull it off the top closet shelf and into our family history. I think this was taken around September 2007.