Something to tell you about
Know you all remember the neat subway art our friend OA had shown us on the top of her kitchen cabinets. I thought it was so neat and especially liked that she had used names of places that held special memories for her and her DH.
I repeatedly told her how wonderful I thought it was, and that I should get something like that for my DH's birthday, since it is so hard to think of neat things for him.
She told me to send her a list of words and she would create one for me to have printed. After considering song titles, cities lived in, etc., I finally settled on a list of the jobs my DH had worked in his lifetime. I should mention that he was in the military when we married, and he often worked an extra part time job to help with expenses. (Don't want you to think he just bounced from job to job!) LOL
Not only did OA create this work of art, but she tweaked and tweaked it to perfection! Thank you so much OA. We met up at Kinko's and had it printed and laminated and then placed in a frame I had purchased. The two of us got to have lunch and chat while this was being done.
DH's birthday was on the 13th--which also happens to be OA's birthday, how's that for coincidence? When he opened the gift, he was reading the words, and he looked at me and said "where did you find this, it has all the jobs I've done?" It took my son, my DIL and I all three explaining that it was "made by my friend especially for him." Even the next day, he would pick it up and say "this is really really neat!" I was so thrilled to give him something "with meaning and memories" that he will enjoy and it can be passed on to our son and maybe later to our granddaughter as a special memory of DH. OA, I just can't thank you enough! ;o)
Without further adieu, here's a pic. I had so much trouble with the glare and reflection, so know this just won't do it justice.