Friday, April 24, 2009

So many memories...

I've so much to talk about! I've been busy working on these projects and I'm excited to share the news.

First the memory book. Last year sometime, a friend for whom I'd done some books for previously had an idea. When her Dad turned 90, the family had put together 90 memories that various members of the family had of him and how he had influenced their lives. So for her Mother's 90th birthday last summer, she wondered about doing the same thing, only in book form. I must credit this family for such a wonderful idea! It's such a tribute to those you love and cherish!
This particular book was done for another member of extended family for her 89th birthday this summer. When I am able to put these kinds of things together, I am often reminded of the quote, (which I'll have to look for in a bit but it's something like...) When you're old you won't remember how much money you made or how successful you were, but if you'd done any good in the lives of your children. (If anyone knows what I'm talking about, I'd love the help!) Anyway, I think this is a beautiful way to convey feelings of gratitude and tribute to those we hold dear.





















The baptism program jacket was so fun for me to get to put together! I must also credit someone else for this idea! I have done some books for Cecilia's mother in the past. The books were for each of her adorable children and included in them all were the program jackets that she had made for their own baptisms, and they were adorable! Such a fun family tradition and keepsake! I am thrilled to have been asked to do these for Cecilia.



I can't express how honored I am to have been able to participate in these families lives for a small time. I hope they enjoy sharing them as much as I enjoyed creating them!

From the basement,
Beka
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1 comment:

DeNae said...

Oh my gosh, you have the COOLEST talent!! Have I seen your work before? It seems like I've been here before now, but wow! What a gift.

Hey, thank you for telling a little of your story over at my place. I really appreciate how much you add to the dialogue, especially to this last post.

I think you're amazing. So there.