Monday, 28 July 2008

Summer is a comming in....................

At last it seems summer has arrived. I love the drying weather, but not the heat (unless I was on some beach paddling), but I shouldn't complain, we've had yukky weather long enough now.

It's been a while since my last post and since then I've received an award
Thank you to the lovely Lace Threads, I don't get many of these and it's lovely of you to think of me. I think I have to nominate more blogs for the award now,
so I need to think.

Of course I have to say my beautiful daughter at Nine Fruits Pie,
and the lovely Raspberry Grace.

The Fabulously Funny blog of Shabby Angel.
Fifties Girl too, a lovely fresh look at vintage through young eyes,

I can't think of anymore that haven't been nominated yet, though some of these may have been.
If I do I'll come back and post more.

We spent a lovely few hours going through old photos at my mam's yesterday, so many wonderful memories. I've brought most of the albums home to re-do them, lots of the photos are getting tatty, some, sadly, may be beyond repair. The plan is to make a scrap book for her 8oth birthday later this year, it will be my first so I hope I do a good job.

This is one of my favourite photos of me, aged about 2 and a half.

I loved that pushchair, It was blue with creamy-white vinyl seat and back. The "baby" is Debbie, and she's wearing a pink wool knitted outfit my mam made for her, She was, and is, my first big baby doll, and very much loved. She sits in my bedroom now, and looks a little worse for wear, but I still love her.

This is my beloved dad
He is in his early 20's here, about 10 years before I was born. He died in 1985, just an hour after my birthday ended. I still miss him so much.

Anyway, enough of me waffling, now I have to inform all those lovely people they have an award too.

Love and Blessings in Christ
Elaine xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


sharie said...

Well done on your award!

That's a really cute picture of you pushing the doll and really sweet that you still have her.
My first doll is still at my Dad's house - maybe I will get her back now I've seen your picture.

Your Dad looks very young and innocent in that photo. My Dad has a photo taken of him at a similar age and he looks like he is laughing at a secret joke.
Sorry to hear you lost your Dad; we miss our parents whatever age we are.

angel said...

Hi Honey,
What a great Photo of your pram and Debbie, your a sweetie too. Mwah.

I lost my dad when i was 23, even though i dont remember much about him [Divorced from my mum when i was 8ish] what i do remember was a handsome man with red hair and a big smile, i loved him to pieces, he was only 54, bless him.
Mum went in 2003 and i miss her too.

Lovely to see your pic's as a baby, i have one somewhere, dont know where it went......... in the bin probably, lol.

Oh thanks for the award ...... lovely, bless you. Mwah X x X x X

Lace Threads said...

I'm so pleased you finally posted your well deserved award. I love the old pictures. I think I will try and post some old ones as well. My dad died in 2003, and I miss him terribly. I think we always do miss our parents. xxx

Elaine said...

Thank you for your lovely comments


cottage*home said...

Gorgeous pic's Elaine. I love old pics.


Martha said...

Hello again, came by to visit! I am enjoying your blog. I adore that photo of you and your doll, how precious and you still have her, that is great. I lost all of my dolls when I was about 10 in a house fire, lost those but no one was hurt. After that it was about 4 years later when I got another doll, a Ginny Doll! I lost both parents, I think of them fondly every day, my mother loved to sew and I learned by watching her. I love Raggedy Ann and Andy stories, I am not fond of the factory made dolls, and I adore the old Volland Raggedy Ann dolls! I will be back to visit again, and I love the little kitties you made!