OK, I'm trying again to post. Tonight I'm going to share some photos of my mom's 80th birthday party that we had last Saturday evening. It was a surprise party for her. She thought it was just going to be my dad, sister and her kids and great-grandkids. We invited her sisters and their husbands and cousins, and very old friends. (The friends aren't old...well I guess they're 80 too!) My sister flew in my mom's baby sister from Bonita Springs, Florida as part of the big surprise. She's only 61, like I said the baby. She spent five days here with us and we enjoyed her soooo much. I miss her already. Anyway, here are some pics.
I hope I can look half this good when I turn 80 years old!!!
My dad and sister. She's only three years younger than my mom's baby sister! They're great friends-my sister and aunt Sonja.
(The Chinese lady is our waitress. We ate at Mr. Yen's Chinese Restaurant.)
My Aunt Sonja presenting the birthday cake!
Linda my sis, my mom, and me
Her great-grandkids. My sister has two sons and a daughter. (I don't have any kids.)
This is the pillow I hooked for mom for her birthday. I did just the single rose last year for her birthday. Karen Kahle's Primitive Spirit patterns.
These are the party favor boxes. I took two old cassette tapes of my parents and my Aunt Naomi and Uncle Ralph singing and playing their guitars and transferred them to CDs. Everyone got two musical CDs and I also made a photo CD of old family photos (about 150 photos) and everyone got a lucky bamboo plant in a little vase. Oh and fortune cookies in cute little bags too!
I put them in these take-out boxes and tied them with yarn. Everyone Loved them!!! It was a labor of love...I hope I don't ever have to make cassettes into CDs again. I wasted 90 CDs!!! I made 18 of these boxes. That's why there were so many CDs.
And finally I made myself a new necklace to wear to the party. My Aunt Sonja loved it so I made her one for Christmas in April. She will have the only one in Florida. Well the only one anywhere!!! I had just bought the rhinestone pendant at a garage sale early that Saturday morning!! I also used a couple of lamp crystals on each of our necklaces and some bird charms, keys, and stuff...
And you know I said she was from Florida, well she's not quite this tanned! This is NOT my Aunt Sonja! Another one of my great bargain finds. I think I'll make more of this type of jewelry. I love it!
Hope I didn't bore you hookers and crafters with this post. But my family is very important to me. I love them all dearly.
And again, Happy 80th Birthday Mom.
I love you,
* * * Thank You So Much! * * *
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