Monday, August 11, 2008

Happy Monday ~ It's Show & Tell!

What a wonderful weekend we had here! April's visit went so nicely, I hated for her to leave yesterday. We didn't do a whole lot, other than grill out and took her into town to get a pedicure (we all know how hard it is to do our own toes at 7 months pregnant!). I got some cute pics of her and her belly. Aiden Joseph James is due in October, and I didn't realize she was going to be alone for delivery more than likely, so we made plans that I will go down in September to learn my way around the base so when she goes into labor, I can drive down to be with her. I can't imagine going through labor without someone I love to hold my hand, and am thrilled she wants me there to see my nephew born. How adorable is she here?

On Thursday, I finished designing my "Karen" line and chose to do the first pieces as one-of-a-kinds. I found this pitcher set at a local antique shop, and while it's a bit vintage it's not antique. The amber pitcher & glasses are a perfect backdrop for the yellow & white daisies. Usually, I set up a photography studio to get glassware photos, but today I opted to shoot these on the screened porch. The colors go so nicely with my furniture out here, it's tempting to keep this set for myself!

This week will be busy, I hope I can find some small moments to get work done. Niki has band practice today, then wants to go visit a friend who's in town from Florida. Tomorrow is her eye appointment to get contacts, then Friday we are going to visit our Lady Friends that we volunteer with before running our usual errands in town and getting all 3 kids haircuts (and myself too ~ I desperately need a trim right now!). Hopefully I'll be able to knock some more things off my to-do list, it seems for each thing I cross off I add 2 more.

Have a Blessed Day!



Patricia said...

Crystal, The glasses and pitcher are lovely but April is adorable. So nice that you will be able to go down and be with her for delivery. That's terrific.


Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Crystal,

The pitcher and glasses are beautiful. And you are right. April does look adorable. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Have a great day,
Janet's Creative Pillows

Silena said...

Hi Crystal,
Nice to see pictures of your younger sister. I will keep her and your younger brother and your mom in my prayers. Sounds as if your family is very close and supportive of each wishes!!

Carolee Crafts said...

Love the pitcher and glasses, the design is just right for the colors.

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Crystal,

Oh wow, the amber glasses and pitcher is just so pretty!

Pei Li

cathy said...

Crystal, You are a wonderful painter! That pitcher set is lovely. April is a cutie. I have a daughter named April about that age.
Thanks so much for your compassionate comments about my dog story. It means alot to me. :)