Thursday, October 20, 2005

B is for Betsy, C is for clover!

Wow, it's been a while since my last post. It's been a very busy week. Mr. Max, my love bug, is now nine! So, of course we've had birthday doin's. I was all set to take a plethora of pictures at his party, but of course the battery was dead! Various beloved relatives have photos and I just know they will email them to me any day so that I may share a little more about Max's grand day!

On a much sadder note, my dad passed away this week. None of his family even knew he was ill, but apparently he had been in the hospital for a week. When the hospital called his neighbors (the only contact they had) with the news that he was critical, it was too late. By the time his neighbors reached family, he was already gone. My relationship with my dad is complicated, but I'm very sad that he is not here with us anymore. He was a wonderful encourager and a very talented and smart man.

But today a happy thing happened. I got my B is for Betsy book and it is even cuter than I anticipated!

Do you see the bonus item? Yup! It's a real four leaf clover! I wonder how long it's been pressed inside this book. What a treasure, eh? And the book itself is wonderful and in marvelous condition. Probably because it's been protected by the clover!

Here are a few more of the darling illustrations:

Wow, I'm really happy I bought the most expensive edition available. It was well worth the $20 and I know I'm going to love reading it. I'm calling it my birthday present to myself! I wish I could drop everything and read it right now!

8 friends said....:

  1. Aw, it is cute. I like the g-shep in that picture. Maybe I'll read it when you're done, if you'll let me.

  2. I'm sorry to hear about your dad. I also have a "complicated" relationship with my dad. He's 3000 miles away now which makes the day to day easier for us both, but I would be very sad if anything happened to him. My sympathies to you. Your new book is so great! I love the fact that the clover was in it. It's neat to think about some little child years ago finding that clover and pressing it in there. I just love pondering stuff like that... I found the fabric for your bag (yeah I haven't acutally, quite, almost, sewn it yet ;p) but I'm hoping you will like it. I also wanted to ask you if you would prefer a bag that you could carry as a purse or a tote bag of sorts. It won't be super huge like a grocery bag or anything, but a mid-sized tote. I need to go back on the back-tack page and double check the rules, because I think everything is supposed to fit neatly inside the bag....ok enough out of me!
    Be Well!

  3. After reading my post again it sounds confusing. I was asking if you would reather a purse OR a tote bag. (the way I worded it sounded like a purse/tote bag...LOL Am I making things even more complicated? :)

  4. i love the B is for Betsy, i will try not to allow my covet monster to come out hehehhe. Ill post pics of my vintage favorite are the Dotty Dimple books... Have fun with Betsy and the clover!

  5. I am so sorry to hear about your dad.

    That book looks adorable! I wish there was a 'B' is for Bertha book!

  6. Sorry about your father, Bettsi. Thank you for posting pix from the book. I was curious about it.

  7. My dear Bettsi,
    sorry to hear about your Father's passing.
    Now, not that you need any more projects at all-and I don't want to be a *BAD* influence-but wouldn't those illustrations look great as redwork designs.

  8. Thank you all for the nice thoughts. Yes, Coryn, you're right! They would make awesome redwork designs!


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