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Sunday, November 18, 2007

An amazing thing happened today...

well maybe two amazing things...

first I made a sort of Memorial album not too long ago of my Grandmother who died back in May for my Dad...well he recieved it today, actually yesterday but didn't see it until today...he called me at about 8am and was so thrilled with it I think he was actually a little teary...we've never been close, my Dad and me, as a matter of fact this was the first time I can remember doing something to make him that happy....it's still giving me butterflies...


next I did a page where I sewed...nothing too fancy I just used embroidery thread, and to be honest, I don't know how much more I'll be doing it as I think it is a pain in the ass...but I wanted to give it a try...unfortunately for me...I really like the way it looks...so I'll probably be trying to do it more, and will therefore probably be incorporating more swear words into my scrapbooking....

Here is the result it is the page for this weeks OLW challenge...word is "FULL"


Journaling "Ferraro's Family Resturaunt, my Dad's place- I practically grew up here behind the counter. Boxing up baked goods for customers before I could even see over the counter. This place is what comes to my mind when I think of home, in the "back home" sense. The place no one ever leaves hungry. The place I know I'm always welcome to pull up a chair or put on an apron"


I also finally did my layout for Lain's 30 minute thursday...yes I know it's sunday but I think we have all week as long as it's a 30 minute layout...well this one I think only took me like 15 so I hope it still counts....her challenge this week was to use a preprinted embellishment...well I had this paper from 7 gypsies not exactly an embellishment but I used it that way....hmmmm...does that count..?









Then I made this explosion box...I have been wanting to try this for a while, it was so much easier than I thought it would be and it turned out so cute, I'm going to make these for all the grandparents....we have 4 sets...for christmas....







I made a trip to the library yesterday hoping to get the book "Plain Truth" by Jodi Piccoult for Lain's book club...they didn't have it so I went on the waiting list...I think they'll get it in time...anyway I was curious about her writing style so I got "My Sister's Keeper" and it it soooooooooo good...wow very thought provoking...I usually read romance/romantic suspense type books (I actually joke with my friends that I don't like to read a book that doesn't have any sex in it) so this is very different for me.....but I was up until 1am reading it and will probably end up finishing it tonight so I can't wait to go get my hands on everything else she's written...apparently I've been living under a reading rock though because that was the only book available at the library everything else was checked out.....

I am really looking forward to Thanksgiving and day after shopping this week....
that's it for tonight...have a great Monday....

4 comments:

Tuesday said...

Your work is just so beautiful! I love the "Come in Hungry; Go Home Full".
wonderful :)

Janine said...

aves to you from New Zealand and says hi I am back. Wow you have been super busy Amy. Love the exploding box and what a perfect idea for presents for the grandparents. Love your olw layout too. Loved the journalling. How are those butterflies? I bet your dad will be bursting at the seams with pride and showing your album off. What a lovely thing to do for him.

Lynn said...

Great layout! Love your take on the word "FULL"

Lynn
OLW

Joy said...

Hi Amy,

The explosion box is wonderful! Thanks for your visit!