Mum had been sorting through her glory box (hope chest) when she came across a whole lot of stuff she had forgotten about. Scrapbooks and water colour paintings done by her Mother, my beautiful Granny.
Among the treasures was this beautiful water colour of sweet peas in a vase done by Granny many years ago. She was an accomplished artist in many different mediums. I love this painting so Mum gave it to me.
Granny passed away in January of 2007 and in the March, this darling Sweet Pea arrived. She is the first child of my brother Phillip and his partner Nicole. They named her Georgia Mary, such special names as our Dad who passed away over 20 years ago was Peter George and Granny was Mary Stella.
Phill, Nic and The Sweet Pea are over from Cairns, Australia on a visit. The Sweet Pea is just gorgeous, naturally! Here she is surrounded by her big cousin The Princess's, many toys!
Both Babes grandparents are home from hospital so life is a little less busy. I managed to do the tiniest bit of thrifting and came home with a sewing basket to add to my collection, love the hand painted rose on the top of this one.
Remember these baskets to hold your hair curlers in??? My Mum had one!!! Found this one complete with the hair curlers! Nasty prickly things!!!
Over the last few months I have been given lovely awards and have been tagged a few times. I am really sorry about not doing the tags, I love them, I was going to do them all in one go and I have now forgotten what they were about!!!
This gorgeous glitter award was passed on to me by the creator of the award, the oh so talented Barb at 123 Lavender Lane and also the very amusing Brittany at Adeline's Shabby Cottage. GORGEOUS!
I am really sorry but I can't remember who gave me the next two sweet awards. Possibly Jen.
How bad am I!
I award these awards to all of you who read my blog. Please feel free to copy the images and pass them on.
I need to get creating again so have joined a couple of swaps that are inspiring me to get to work.
First of all the Celebrate Banner Swap being hosted by Tamy at GA GA for Garlands. My swap partner is Susan at Creative Destination. I'm a bit nervous because Susan is VERY talented and attends workshops!!!
I was lucky enough to get into the Enchanted Swap hosted by the Gypsy Mermaid. Very exciting and something different!
I am also, if I don't forget, going to join Lori at Faerie Window's Doll Challenge on April 8. It will be lots of fun, I love dolls.
So until then, take care, have fun . . .