Thursday, February 5, 2009

Roses: Birthday Boys





I am REALLY behind on posting here.  The good news is...Ethan is FINALLY, after 17 LONG months taking a nap.  People who know me know that Ryan was a 15 minute "catnapper" until one magical day he started taking a 3 hour nap! For Ryan, thankfully, he started napping at around 14 months, which was a blessing since I was pregnant with Ellory and all alone in upstate NY with no help.  Now Ethan at 17 months, has started taking 3+ hour naps in the last few days.  I am getting my house back, I am starting to get caught up on my wash AND I was able to work on TWO pieces today...  AND had a wonderful visit with my "kindred friend" Ruth!! She is an amazingly talented quilter, designer and always gives me that "shot in the arm" when I am about ready to give up! I am going to have to blog more about Ruth in the future AND her Grandma who was an amazingly creative woman.  I am very BLESSED that Ruth and her mum have given me many snippets of her Grandmas vintage trims collection,  among many other little wonderful baubles!:)  I had a blast today and the time went way too fast.  I am sad that we only get to see each other every few months!

AND a very Happy (belated) birthday to my son Ryan who turned 17 on Jan. 25th, To his best friend Keegan who had his "sweet 16" on the same day(right in picture) ... .and to my little guy who turned 17 months old on the same day!  AND I know this may seem weird to some, but Tim's grandma passed away on the same day a few years before Ryan was born.  She was really into numerology so numbers were a huge symbol to her and a big part of her life.  I find it comforting because she  really wanted us to have a baby.  I feel like somehow she is still "looking down"  our family.:)  

Well, I have a few pieces in progress.  I still have work to do but wanted to post a little peek.  Also, I am thinking about making some dolls in the near future as well. who knows??  We'll see if the naps continue......:)

6 comments:

cheryl kuhn said...

A very Happy Birthday to Ryan! He is a special young man and i know how lucky you are to have him in your life. Also, a very happy nap time to you!!! With all the little ones I watch i know how precious that time is when you can catch your breath and catch up on things. Love, love, love the new pieces, they definitely have the Amy touch of sweetness and magic to them. Thanks for your interest too in my necklaces, just wanted to let you know the one you inquired about did sell though. I look forward to seeing any little dolls that come forth from your bits of free time...hugs, Cheryl

Baggaraggs: said...

YOU BETTER ME MAKING DOLLS! Amy. Make them. You have such a great style. You know I love your collage art. Let me know if I can help in any way. You have my support. Love and Hugs. Robin

Ruth W said...

Soooooo fun to visit with you! I wanted to come home and play with paper. Haunted Michaels that very night!!! Talk to you soon...
ruth

Kriss said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. Thank goodness for 3 hour naps. I couldn't imagine a 15-minute cat naps. I'm glad you had a good day. And your art really is beautiful.

Hens Teeth said...

Hi Amy
How are you? Have the naps continued? Is it still snowing? Have you had any time for yourself?
viv x

Sea Angels said...

Hi I am so glad to meet you...your blog is gorgeous and quirky and beautiful....I'm going to look more..this is fab
Hugs Lynn xxx