Sunday, August 12, 2012

Old friends...NO WAIT: Long Time Friends Are Best

 This is my friend, Judy.  We have been friends since we were in the fifth grade.  This picture was taken at my son's wedding in Phoenix in 1995.  I was so happy to have her there.  She came all the way from Oklahoma to be with me.
 She sent me flowers for my birthday last month.  They were lovely and came in a glass florist's vase.
 I took that clear glass vase and glued ( Mod Podge) a bunch of stuff to it.
 I started with your typical grocery bags, added some netting that had contained avocados, and some burlap.  Then I added several yards of tea-dyed hemp string, some smaller netting, a bit of tea-dyed gauze, papers designed by Tim Holtz, and buttons and doo-dads that I had, just waiting for the perfect home.
I sent it to her for a sincere thank you, not only for the flowers, but for the years and miles that have tried unsuccessfully to separate us, but never did.  Love you, Jud.

7 comments:

lutheranladiescircle said...

I have a dear, dear friend and whenever we get back together, we pick right up where we left off. Friendship is such a blessing. The vase is wonderful

Daniella said...

What an amazing job on that vase! I love what you did with it!
xxDaniella

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Friends like that are a rare and special thing. :) Try the laundry soap...I bet you'll like it. I didn't think I'd stick with it at first but I truly do love it. xo

xinex said...

This is so pretty, Lynn. You are very creative....Christine

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Long time friends are the best, Lynn! Happy belated birthday!

PS: You comment made me laugh...I hope I will love my "new cage"! lol

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love it! I have several from deliveries that I should do that with.

Lori E said...

Long time friends are the best. I'm having dinner with some tonight. Lucky me that they live close enough that a 20 minute drive by each of us can get us together midway.
I'll be she loved the memory vase.