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I'll be seeing you!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Hello, my extended family!!!  I hope all is well!

Thank you so much for all your well wishes, they are so very much appreciated.  It feels like I've been away forever, and I've missed you and my crafting tremendously.  I can't begin or imagine how to tell you how difficult and exhausting this week has been, but both myself and my aunt are well.  I brought her home yesterday and she will still have a nurse to come in to provide 24-hour supervision because she's still a bit confused, and because she gets around so well, she is a "flight" risk being anxious to go back to work.  I have some pictures to share with you at the bottom of this post that I took of her getting ready to come home.  She dressed herself and was definitely in hurry to leave.  Although she was upset with me because I forgot her wig and her teeth, she was so happy to "get out" -- lol-- she was a good sport and even posed.

Before I go any further, I so very behind on visiting you and althought I may not get through all the wonderful projects you've  done that I've missed, I will be around to see as much as I can of what you've been up too.  Please excuse me if it takes me some time as I visit so many that it will take me awhile.  I have not forgotten or forsaken any of you!  I'll be there as soon as I can!

Well, I'd told you I came in and worked on several projects the other night to calm myself down but, unfortunately, I was unable to post them the following day.  So, I'd like to share with you now.  The first project is a "Be Thankful" box/card set, the box is filled with after dinner mints:

This next holiday set is a purse-size tissue box with a card set.  The box lid secures with Velcro:

Because of the way the tissues come folded, they dispense from the top of the box instead of in the middle:

I do have a third project; however, you won't be able to see it until Monday, November 22.  That is when I'm being presented as a guest designer at Gaby's.  Gaby is a new friend and asked me to be a guest designer, and I accepted her invitation; so, I hope you will all join me there for the presentation of my project.  I believe you'll like my project, Gaby, and her place too!

Now for the pictures of my aunt.  On this first one she's completing dressing herself:

She refuses any assistance and it's really so cute, although sooooo annyoying at times.  On this next picture she doing her "I'm very happy I'm getting outta here" pose:

Most of the women in my family have long hair -- can you believe in my whole life I've only seen my aunt's real hair maybe 4 times.  She keeps it braided and tied under a wig!!!  Everyone was telling her how pretty her hair was -- meant nothing to her, she wanted her wig and her teeth!!!  LOL!!!

Love you all and I'll be seeing you!


Sandy from Ukiah said...

Whew, I was so relieved to see your post... I was getting just a bit worried about you and your aunt. AND isn't she just beautiful. I am so glad to hear she gets to go home. I know how stressful this week must have been for you. AND of course I am loving your gorgeous projects.. simply gorgeous, I love them both, but the mint one is really cute. AND how awesome you are going to be a guest designer on Gaby's blog, she knows talent when she see it. So glad to hear your aunt is home with a nurse.. hugs

Staying Crafty said...

Cute story about your aunt. I don't see why she needs a wig - but I suppose we all get strange things in our heads sometimes. Love the projects - that tissue holder is awesome :)

Rose said...

So glad your aunt is now home :) she looks great!!!
beautiful projects girl, and not to worry about getting all around blog land as this is a very busy time of year. (and i am always behind! lol)

Brenda said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and thank you for your prayers! I do know what you mean...

Lori Apgar said...

So glad to hear you and your aunt are doing well!! Your projects are darling!!

~BridgetL~ said...

What a blessing to have your aunt come home. God answers our prayers. She really is a very beautiful lady. Love her independance. Your crafts are wonderful as always. Love the tissue holder. Oh I have to tell you the necklace you made for Sandy is just amazing. Thanks for the prayers and I will continue praying for you and your aunt :)

Rhonda Emery said...

glad your back and your aunt is so cute glad shes doing better.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Your Aunt is so beautiful. Love her hair. And your projects are lovely as always. My fave is the Be Thankful" box/card set. Love it. :)

Love That Bug said...

I am so happy to hear that your Aunt is home. She is a very attractve woman.
I love your projects, as I always do.
I agree with Rose, don't worry about getting to everyone's blog, take this time to relax. I am sure you need it.
Many hugs

mforquer said...

So happy Audrey that things are going well! Have missed you and your wonderful talent! Beautiful project and a beautiful Aunty too!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey, I am so glad your aunt was able to come home and what a beautiful lady. TFS your projects too!

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Wow I see where you get your beauty from...it runs in the family! Glad to see you crafting again. Your projects are beautiful!

Thanks for the message :-)

Jen said...

Audrey I love your projects. They are beautiful. Your Aunt is a beautiful....and so cute... THanks so much for sharing.
Hugs to you and your family,
Glad to see you back!

Scrappy Jackie said...

Beautiful projects! Your aunt is beautiful! She does not need a wig! I know she thinks so but... I think she looks fabulous!

Dawn said...

Your aunt is just beautiful- bless her heart for having so much energy and spit and vinegar!
Your projects are wonderful and so elegant my friend- such rich colors and that bow is just perfect-I work on mine but never look so good.
I have missed your smiling face this week, kept you and your Aunt in my daily thoughts.
Blessings sweetie

Audrey Frelx said...

Thank you all for stopping by and for leaving such tender comments. Right now I'm so darn sentimental I'm about ready to cry!!! I will be getting around to visit everyone as soon as I can but it's going to be slow going with so many to check in on! But I'll be there!

Jean said...

Love these Audrey!!

flowerdisco said...

you tell your aunt that she is a beautiful woman either way and that i love her a lot because i love you a lot.

and thanks so much for the b-day card. I almost cried :)

GabyCreates.com said...

I agree with Sandi, your aunt is just beautiful!! and I hope you know that I am honored that you accepted my invitation!!
I love your projects, so elegant!
Can't wait to present your project this Monday!!

Nancy said...

Ahh, how cute your Aunt is! I am so glad that you were able to bring her home. Thank you for visiting my blog. I love your tissue box and card! How very cute of an idea. You are a talented lady!

"Um Buggin" said...

Hi Audrey, I have missed a few things with your Aunt. I have been behind on blog hopping myself, dealing with some home issues and my computer again. I am happy that your aunt is home, and she is such a cutie....! She has beautiful hair, but I know what you mean when they get use to those wigs. She is a lovely lady, and so spiffy too. You take care of yourself of family, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Hugz, xx


PinkBlingCrafter said...

I'm so glad to hear that you and your aunt are doing well!! She looks so cute:) Audrey, I love your projects!!!!
Many hugs your way,

Barb's Boys said...

Well tell your cute Aunt to lose the wig...she's just a doll!

Love the pretty leaves on your little box...so sweet!

The Purple Scrapbooker said...


Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! I first hand know how hard it is to watch someone you love suffer with Alzheimer's. It is truly a heartbreaking disease, that I wish more people really understood. I'm actually in tears right now as I am writing this thinking of you and your family and remembering my Grandmom and my Great Aunt(my grandmom's sister) both who had Alzheimer's. If you ever need anything, please know, I am always here!!

CraftyGirl said...

Sorry your week has been so stressful! But you gotta love the spunk your aunt has! She is darling! I hope at that age I still have a little fire left in me too!!
barb :)

Flamenco92627 said...

Hello Audrey!! I am so glad your Aunt is out of the hospital. She looks so ready and happy. I don't know what her wig looks like, but I just love her braids. Your projects are so beautiful and always classy. Just like you, sweetie. Take care!

Curt in Carmel said...

My God she is a beautiful woman at her age! Her hair is beautiful and I love the braid. I'm so glad she "got out of there". Your projects are so beautiful and they always show the love that you put into them. I hope your aunt continues to do well. Best, Curt

DonnaMundinger said...

So happy your Aunt is back home! She's such a doll and I love her feisty attitude (and her hair!) Darling projects. the first is so elegant and the second too cute. Great ideas as always! xxD