Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Time To Remember

Hello lovely blogging friends and visitors,

Yesterday , was Memorial Day. As most of us know, this is the day we say thank you to all the men and women ,who have given up their lives and who continue to do so, so that we and our children enjoy the freedom we have!. I'm so grateful to all of them, and may God bless them for what they've done.

We got up early since Jeremy wanted to march in the parade in our town. It was a gorgeous sunny day, and all the people lined up along the parade route to salute the Veterans and all those marching. Here's Jeremy marching with the town's Little League:

By the end of the parade, the boy was exhausted. We finished at Memorial Park. Everyone was treated to hot dogs, sodas and water. Then they had the ceremonies, and the dedication of the wreaths. It's all beautifully done!

Thank you again to all our veterans!


I participated in Karla and Beth's Birds and Bonnets Vintage Workshop swap. We were provided a beautiful collection of printable wallpaper and images by The Vintage Workshop. We had to create four panels decorated on both sides using the images provided, but we could also use our own collage materials and embellishments. I had so much fun creating these! So thank you so much to Karla, Beth and Amy (The Vintage Workshop) for this fabulous swap. We sent our four panels in, and we'll receive four different panels by different swappers, which will be set up to look like a screen. I'm so looking forward to receiving mine!.

Here are the panels I created, the images are the front and back:

I wanted to create something fun and whimsical, I'm happy with how they turned out. I hope whoever gets them we'll love them!


My goddaughter, Caitlin, just turned One. I created a birthday hat just for her. Every year for her birthdays, I'm going to create a hat, it'll be fun to see how they'll look together down the road. I want her to know that I love her!

I hope everyone has a fantastic day. If you can, do something creative!


Jerusalem said...

oh my goodness your panels are so cute! I love them!

Miss Sandy said...

Rosa, your art work is amazing! Love your birds and bonnets! I so wish I'd signed up! The birthday crown is delightful. How special it is for your little girl who will feel like a princess for a day!

I wanted to extend and invitation to you to come over to my blog and check out an event I am hosting. It may or may not be your cup of tea and I know we are coming up on a busy time with school letting out, but I wanted to invite you.

Have a lovely day!

Angela Harris said...

I'm just in love with everything you create. Everything is so perfect and neat. I wish I had made a hat for my kids for their birthdays. You can bet I will now. I told you on the Flickr site for Karla and Beth's Swap but I loved your panels the most out of the hundred and sometihng on there. I loved how you went with bright and fun. I really hope I get one of yours!

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Hi Rosa,
Your creations are great....I really like all of them a lot.
Hope you are having a good week. We lost our cat on memorial Day so it was pretty somber for us :(

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Gosh.. i love your panels.. lovely.. you are so talented!.. and I also love the crown.. sweet.. i think i could use some of your ideas for my kids coming birthday in june & july..

take care dear!

María Elena said...

Rosa, he estado muy ocupada, pero leo tu blog y me encanta ver las cosas que haces y cómo avanzas. Me gustó ver las fotos de tu familia y tu matrimonio. Una curiosidad, si no te molesta, dónde aprendiste español? Abrazos desde Chile.

Lisa said...

I remember being in parades when I was in softball. It was fun until about the half way point- then it became tiring! Now Im grown & miss those days!
Your collage work is beautiful. I love the birthday hat!

Sonya said...

Hope your having a wonderful weekend osa, I love the pictures of the Memorial Day parade. Takes you back to the simpler days doesn't it, a time when you enjoyed the little things in life and everything wasn't so rush rush! Makes me miss the small towmn where we were from!! I love your panels you created for the birds and bonnet swap. They are so cute.
Visit with you again soon, Sonya

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...


I miss your story.. do update us.. :-( wondering what you've been up to.. take care & hope all is well..


LisaLaughs said...

Rosa, LOVE your panels!! I saw them on FLickr a while back and have been meaning to tell ya!! You did an outstanding job and I am going to bug you for a swap when the kiddos are back in school!! Maybe a Fall themed one. :o) Have a lovely evening!!

Anonymous said...

I guess we all now know who got all the creative genes in the family. Love your sis