Above is my interpretation on this week’s sketch from Sketchy Thursdays. Here is the sketch from those great designers at Sketchy Thursdays:
Hi, yes, I know this is not Tuesday. But I had the wind knocked out me lately, and I was away in Montreal on Tuesday, and now I’m sick, and well, the Tuesday treat is going up on Saturday. Please place a comment to this posting with a link to your interpretation of this sketch. I’d love to see what you do with it. If you want to use this sketch for any other purpose than to play along with this invitation, please drop me a line and ask my permission.
Here is my interpretation of it, featuring my daughter Mary at her sister Jacqui’s wedding shower.
Mary has taken up card-making, knitted scarf making and jewelry making like crazy the last couple of weeks. She is busy making handmade gifts for everyone on her list. She has a few things made for her godmother Sue, all of her teachers, family and friends. I asked her if I could post a few of her handmade “things” in the next little while. She humoured me by reluctantly agreeing. She probably figured I’d post it on Facebook as an alternate and tag her, this would be less embarassing! Ha ha.
Here is a necklace she made for her friend Alyssa who moved to the east coast recently. A bunch from the class are making a parcel of things to send her as a surprise. I think it’s really nice to let her know they still love her and think of her! I think the necklace is pretty marvelous. Mary is 13 years old and has been an old pro for about a week at jewelry making! The photo doesn’t do it justice, the necklace splits into 3 strands of tiny beads after the last purple bead on both sides. It’s wrapped up now and ready to go to the east coast, so I can’t get another photo!
I think she has made one for me too. I know the one I hope it is!
Can’t wait until Christmas!
Remember our trip to Cullen Gardens with Sonia, Nikki? All of you were so enchanted, and I was just so enchanted with you all. This trip took place our first fall together as a family. I have a few more photos of the trip, but this was my favourite one of you!
It was from this day forward that I realized I wanted to spend the rest of my life with you four. What a day! Dressed you all alike to be able to spot you in a crowd quickly. We had a trip to Marineland, then a picnic in the park afterwards. Dad had asked me as a friend to help him out, he didn’t think he could handle 3 little girls in the crowds on his own. When Karol suggested he ask me to help, he told her there was no way a single girl would want to give up a day of holidays to take you girls midweek. Ha ha, was he ever wrong! We had a great day, a great trip there and a great trip back.
Chris bought a Fender Stratocaster a while back with money he’d been saving. They’d looked around for some time until they found this used guitar in Belleville. It is a beauty, good condition, reasonably priced for the value.
Chris enjoys music, especially rock classics such as Led Zeppelin, Rush, Radiohead, and Pink Floyd. He is doing exceptionally well teaching himself to play some of the classics he loves. He is shy though, and will not play in front of others. Figures his parents are just being biased parents when they tell him he is doing very well with it. I wish he’ d try singing too, I think he’d have an awesome singing voice.
He doesn’t even want to tell people he has the guitar, he is not materialistic and would hate for others to think he’s being spoiled by parents with expensive equipment. I like that about him, but I wish he didn’t worry about that. He saved for it for a long time and didn’t look for a handout. He never does. He works hard learning his guitar too. I like the kid. I would, even if he wasn’t mine.