Some of This, and Some of That

This is his chair. This is where he sat when he sent me funny e-mails that brightened my day. It's where he sat while he created the family newsletter that he sent out monthly to keep our family in touch. And, it's where he sat as he worked at preserving family memories through scrapbooking. Yes, my 85 year old dad was a scrapbooker!

In fact, a few years ago, he won a $50 gift certificate at a local scrapbook store for a layout he had done.
I'm thinking about my dad today because yesterday, two of my sisters and I went through his things getting ready to divide them among our siblings.
* * * * * * * *

I've showed you my favorite little cabinet before, but I wanted to show you how pretty it looks with my beautiful new shoe from Elyse.

*squeal* I am loving it so!
* * * * * * * *

Crazy weather! We actually got a little bit of a hail storm today.
* * * * * * * *

Here's a little sneak peek at something I'm working on right now. I'm participating in the Rococo Fan Swap hosted by lovely Sonia at Vintage Rose Designs.
* * * * * * * *

And last, but certainly not least, Molly says hi. Whenever I pull out the camera, she starts whining at me and when I turn toward her, she poses. What a ham!


Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Sweet Debi,

What a lovely post and your Dad touched my heart and brought a tear to my eye! How cute that he won a gift certificate for a layout!

LOVE your shoe...fabulous! Love the sneak peak of your fan project and look forward to seeing the "reveal"!

Oh Molly is so cute, what a gorgeous sweet face!

Have a wonderful weekend!!


Pansy Cottage Girl said...

What precious memories of your father. Thank you for sharing them.

Stephenie said...

I know that had to be so hard for you and your sisters.. I really hope you're hanging in there.. That picture of your dad is so sweet.. I love that scrapbook page he made.. That must be where you get your creative side from...
I love your sweet cabinet..That shoe from Elyse looks so cute there..
I'm thinking of you..

Pam said...

From what you've said about him, your dad sounds like he was a wonderful man, Debi. And talented too! :)
Hi Molly you sweetie. x

Sheila R said...

What a wonderful dad to have given your family a gift of himself through his newsletters and scrapbooking. Hang in there.

Lisa said...

Sweet Post! I love Molly! She's my favorite since she picked my name for your sweet give away! All my stuff is still in the sweet basket mostly because I'm silly and love stuff like that! Your swap with Elyse was just great and that shoe is perfect!!!
Hugs, Lisa

Brenda said...

My Abi does the same thing! Thinks she has to be in on every shot!

Elyse said...

hi debi,

your dad looks like he was just amazing. my dad was also very talented -- he could sketch and watercolor. i'm glad you have your dad's chair.

and how HAPPY i am that you are enjoying the shoe! that just brightens my day!

have a great weekend


LillySue said...

I always love to pop in and see what you are up too. I have not been online much lately....We are redecorating our great room and the new granite counter tops come Tuesday so I have been on a tight schedule with the painting. I just had to take a little break this morning and do some visiting. Love the photo of your Dad winning the scrapbooking prize, how sweet of him to put so much heart into preserving precious family memories. Give Molly a few pets from me!

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

How wonderful, so you really come by your artist self honestly. That is sweet that your daddy was a scrapbooker too. Wow!!
And you really are a tease...I already love what I see and your fan sneak peak!! I can't wait to see the whole thing. Mine is done and ready to ship...

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Your dad must have been wonderful! What a great picture of his scapbook page!

Utah Grammie said...

I know how you must miss him..I was a Daddy's girl and though it's been almost 22 years, I miss him every day. The hurt get easier and the memories become sweeter..This was a lovely tribute to a good man. You know he's reading it and smiling!

Jessica and Duglas said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes. He sounds like an amazing man!

Molly is beautiful! I love how she just looks into the camera with those big puppy dog eyes. It would totally be sneaking her a few treats if she gave that look to me!

white o'morn cottage said...

Your dad is such a treasure. Treasure him.