Friday, September 9, 2016
September Sister's Swarm/Storm/Soiree
We all survived...including Mr. C...and by this photo he actually had a little fun. I didn't even know he knew how to photo bomb! Well done dear. Sisters from left are Joyce, Renee, Marie and Niece (Renee's daughter) Celeste. Celeste drove from Tucson to Fullerton to gather up her mom and then drove here to Northern California.
Mr. C took this photo so I could be included.
My sister Renee on the left is my Sister-of-the-Heart. She always looked out for me and then took me in as a teenager while she had a husband and three children. At the time I had no idea what she took on, however, now I am so very grateful and appreciative for her love and care.
You can't tell by this photo but I surprised her with an A and W root beer float...in a child's size vintage mug. Several years ago when Renee was visiting she found two mugs in an antique shop and gifted them to me. Our family loved to go to the drive-in A and W's for root beer floats. Yes, I did make full sized floats for all of us. Memories are such an important part of our lives and we shared old ones and created new ones.
This day made my heart sing! My sister Renee is beading and my niece Celeste is sewing. My studio and I were so very happy. While shopping locally Celeste found her Halloween costume and was enhancing it. I will post photos of her after the big reveal. Renee had brought along an antique necklace of gorgeous glass beads (over 100 years old and from her paternal grandmother). It was strung on something like bakers twine. It had broken and a few beads were lost. We managed to incorporate some new vintage beads and restrung it on fine jewelers wire. I also created a pair of matching earrings. I can't believe I forgot to take finished photos!
Here we are relaxing on the deck. I had purchased really great canvas bags from my Chamber of Commerce gift shop and then I filled them with fun goodies. Feather boa, feather mask, Crayola crayons, adult coloring book, jar of bubbles and a pocket letter for each sister with assorted goodies in it (chocolate!). Everyone had fun with these.
And because we were having a slumber party (Marie had never been to one) my daughter told me we needed to play games. Well I don't like playing games and therefore I didn't plan any. Bless Celeste because at the last minute I told her she was in charge of games...after all she is the youngest of us! Well here we are having a tattoo party. This is at about 2 AM so we are all blurry eyed. Celeste works for a company in Tucson that makes temporary tattoos and she brought a box full of all assorted styles. We really did have fun with this. There are tattoos that you apply and then with a smart phone app they come to life. Celeste put on a green frog and with the app he came to life and moved all about and made the croaking sounds. WOW!
I am so very grateful Mr. C and I were able to host this September Sisters Swarm. It had been five years since we all got together here. We talked about the next one being in Tucson.
Fall is here and the temperatures are cooler. The deer are eating everything in their reach. Squirrels are gathering acorns and eating pine cone seeds. I was going to share our last road trip however I shall save it for next time. The sisters just couldn't wait!
Embracing Creative Bliss...(at least I hope to get back to my CQ class and my Needle Tatting).