Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Visit with Nana


Happy Tuesday.  I have lots of pictures from my trip to England, but I thought it would be fun to show you the picture of three generations with my mum, nana and me. My nana is simply put: amazing.  At 93, her mind is as sharp as ever.  Her memory is incredible.  She lives on her own and is moving a bit slower, but wow...if I live to 93, I hope I have the love of life that she truly does.  She is incredibly talented:  a retired knitting magazine editor (that had Twiggy as a regular model), an accomplished artist of water colors and oil paintings and really any other artistic endeavor she tries.  While we visited we had several of her friends stop by and I learned to crochet and tried my hand at oil painting (more on that later this week..), but best of all we just sat and talked.  Oh how I love you Nana.   It was truly a blessing to spend time with her.  

And...I have a quick card for you inspired by the colors at The Play Date Cafe.  I am making up a card basket for an upcoming show choir fundraiser...so I need a variety of cards to put in the basket!  I'll be sure to post a picture of it when it is finished.
 
 

20 comments:

Jay Gee said...

How fabulous you got time to spend with her Lynn and the photos to remember it by :) Your graphic card is wonderful, love your take on the challenge.

Jen W. said...

Such fabulous pictures, Lynn, and your Nana sounds like a pretty cool lady! :)

Love your card. Those colours stumped me but you rocked them!

~amy~ said...

LOVE the 3 generation picture...now that is super special!!!!!!

Oh I LOVE your card!!!!!

Karen B. said...

Amazing card Lynn, it's fun, hip and oh so modern! I can just see the love ooze out of those pictures! Wow! What an incredible time you must have had with your Nana. I'm so happy that you were able to share that time with her and your mother.

Laura B. said...

So wonderful to see three generations together! How I would love to learn to crochet! I love your card so much!

Dawn said...

What a wonderful time!

Love how you used the mix of sizes of the same pattern together! So fun.

Jinny Newlin said...

Such beautiful pictures, Lynn! And I adore all those knit lines on your card! Gorgeous take on the color story! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Lisa said...

What sweet photos Lynn! Love your pretty card, great use of the colors!

sandie said...

great photos Lynn.

Love the buttons and the different sets of stamps compliment each other perfectly

Barb said...

I am so glad you were able to take that trip to see your Nana, Lynn! What a special time it must have been, not only for you and your mom, but for her too! Talk about cherishing the moments!

Love your pretty card too - can't wait to see the filled basket! :)

WELCOME! said...

I happen to love the one of her with her hand beneath her chin. Confidence! I hope to be like that. Glad you enjoyed your trip!

Jenny said...

Wow, what an incredible lady...93 and still living independently! And still passing on her creative skills too :0)

Wonderful card, love the patterned strips in those yummy colours :0)
Jenny x

Colleen Dietrich said...

Good for you, having a wonderful trip to England to see some family, Lynn!

Your card is elegant, as always. :) Great way to use our intense colors.

Thanks so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe this week!

Romaine said...

Lynn, how fabulous to get to go and visit across the ocean!
My goodness, that must be your mom in the one photo, you look so much like her! :0)

Maureen said...

oh, those pictures are priceless...what special memories :) I can see where you get your eyes from now :) I can only hope I'll be as spry and alert as my newly adopted Nana :) I'm sure you are so happy you went :) What a stunning card!! ACK! Those stamps create a out of this world background!! Thud! I just fell off my chair!

Christina said...

I'm totally with Moe! I need those stamps ASAP to recreate this amazing background! Wow, you didn't waste any time getting back in the stamping groove. :)
Your pictures of your Nana are priceless. It sounds like she has had an incredible life and has passed on her artistic talents to you! What a blessing it must have been to visit with her.

Suzanne said...

I think you all resemble each other! Lovely photos - so precious to have those.

And your card rocks! Love the button details and the colors, Lynn!

Virginia L. said...

Love your card, but I love your share even more! Wow, your nana IS amazing! She looks so alert and content! When I grow up , I want to be like that! So glad that you three generations get to spend some time together. It's all the more rare these days!

Cristina said...

Oh. My. Goodness. I love this.

Lisa Arana said...

oh so darling, love those little buttons.

what a lovely picture! my grandma just turned 90 and is as sharp as a tack. i'm so in awe of her and hope to follow in her footsteps.