New Year: New Updates

January 4, 2011


So, here it is the new year and already I’m a bit behind. Already. And I know you’re on the edge of your seats wondering if I finished my bells.

Well, yes and no.

Yes, I finished the sets of 12 bells for each of my kids. That’s 48 bells. And yes, I also made the grape vine trees (since the solderer-welder-whatever dudes in my family didn’t get around to fabricating the wire trees I wanted—understandably so since my design was a bit complicated). The grape vines appeal to the naturalists in our family and next year I’ll buy a couple wire trees for the more haute couture among us.

But, no, I didn’t finish my own bells.

Not to worry! I have only a few to go and after a year of this tedium, I can bead bells as fast as I can scarf holiday treats and gain ten pounds—which is really fast!

In the meantime, I’ve updated several posts with pictures sent to me by Judith (my grandmother’s daughter). They’re fun shots; like the one above, taken in the 1950s in the kitchen over the store. That’s my mom, Carol, delighting in her own holiday treat. Do you think this was a special occasion? Or do you think she always wore a dress and pearls to frost cakes?

Check out more updates here!

George and Ruth’s lineup of grandchildren, 1968, plus more grandchildren photos. If you’re not included, it’s because I don’t have your picture. Please do send!

George Larson family photo, circa 1950s, taken in the apartment above their store.

And lastly, it was getting too hard to go back and find specific posts, so I added a search button at the top of the right column. Much, much easier.

Now, back to beading…


5 Responses to “New Year: New Updates”

  1. Ann Says:

    I love the grapevine trees! I’m going to save the picture to my holiday ideas file.

    And I bet you’re ready to finish with the bells. Good work this year! That’s a big project.

  2. Jenny Says:

    That picture is awesome! I need a copy of it to hang in my kitchen. Also, I guess you consider me haute couture because you seemed surprised I wanted a grapevine tree?

  3. Bethany Says:

    I love love love that picture!! I don’t have very many memories of Grandma goofing around – this is fun to see! I also need a copy of that picture for my kitchen. Let’s get one for everyone’s kitchen!!

  4. dave Says:

    I’ve seen this picture before. I may be totally off base, but I think it went with other pictures of Mom at her bridal shower in the apartment above the store. I can only guess that Mom felt compelled to touch up the frosting on a cake someone else made for the shower.

  5. adunate Says:

    The family pictures throughout the blog – what I considered the historical pictures – were saved so you can download them for yourselves. The only exception is that because they are web-quality pictures, they are only 72 dpi. This isn’t the best for hardcopy printing, but it will do in a pinch. Just don’t resize them.

    To download a picture:
    1. Right-click your mouse on the picture.
    2. Select “Save Image As”
    3. Name your file and designate where you want to save it on your computer.

    The only request I have is that you respect the use of the photos (which, of course, I know you all will:-)

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