Tuesday, June 19, 2007

BJP Update


It's coming along. Right now I am waiting for
beads to arrive to make the Alaskan railroad which my dad worked on back around 1937. He never quit talking about Alaska, WWII or Hawaii all the while drinking his coffee and living on Clarke Dr. in El Cajon, CA. How's that for a brief summary of my piece? ; )

15 comments:

beadbabe49 said...

It's coming along well...you'll be done early!

Teresa said...

Good work! I enjoyed reading your description and the connections with your father.

Morwyn said...

This is the sweetest page I've seen yet - thank you for sharing!

Grace said...

Wonderful, it says so much and is such a nice tribute to your father.

Lillian said...

Hi Timaree (I love the uniqueness of your name :o) Your project is really coming along. It's encouraging me to keep moving forward also. I love what you've added. It helps us know your father a little more Lillian :o)

ACey said...

I love this piece. there's so much heart and soul in it.

Pearl said...

Awesome..what a wonderful tribute to your father.

Robin said...

Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lois B said...

What a great piece! It has a warm and cozy feel to it.

The Family Jewels said...

I love pieces that have a story in their origin. I'm mainly just a stringing girl and really don't put much more thought into them than random or pattern. Pieces that require more than just stringing have a three hit limit...that means that if they have frustrated me and I throw them against the wall three times they are finished and put into the tear apart later. (I really think I have the adult version of ADD.) Thank you for sharing the story that your piece so nicely illustrates.

a2susan said...

I love that you are making your journal page a tribute to your father. And I notice that there are 2 cups of coffee - did you join him as he told his stories?

freebird said...
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freebird said...

Thanks everyone for your nice comments. There are two coffee cups since Dad always wanted visitors and someone to share in his conversations (sometimes for the 100th time!)

CC said...

Oh, my, it's really coming along! I love the round format & all the thought you've put behind this. You must have wonderful memories of your papa!
Blessings,
CC

Redness said...

Hi There Freebird,
Many Thanks for your comments on my blog & now I've had the time to visit you! I adore your theme for BJP, mine too are family memory pages!
BUT ... it took my breath away when I saw your GSP. Thirty years ago, in a previous life, I successfully showed GSP's and to see your gorgeous pooch was fabulous! Beads, a GSP & a sentimentalist, what a wonderful woman you must be!
Warm Regards,
Redness.