One apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

Our youngest daughter and her little family have moved from Arizona to California for  her husband’s work.  Both of them have moved far from family and friends and have lost their long standing friendships and relations because of the move.  It had been difficult to hear the sadness and longing in her voice as I talked with her on the phone.  I wanted to help but had no idea what to do…and I live a long way away from her and can’t be there for a hug and a cup of coffee while watching her adorable twins.

The next best thing I could think of was to get her thinking about making something for her new apartment.  Adding her creative touch to that new space to make the place her home.

You might have an idea how excited I was to hear the laughter and fun return in later conversations.  She told me of her plans to use stretched canvas over wooden frames on her dining room wall.  The wall decor is complete and I am so very proud of our daughter.  I hope you enjoy her creativity.  This is her take on “Eat,Pray, Love” and I think it is FABULOUS!

Stretched canvas home decor items

Stretched canvas home decor items

Hanging on the dining room wall

Hanging on the dining room wall

Our daughter made these home decor items when the twins napped or were put to bed for the night.  She needed some time to decompress from her little “Adrenaline Junkie” in the making.  That little one seems to have no fear!

Future surfer or skateboarder

Future surfer or skateboarder

She is even eager to help Daddy with hanging the curtains in their new home while sister steadies the ladder.  These two treasures give me a joyous heart.

Helping Daddy hang curtains

Helping Daddy hang curtains

I hope you enjoy your week.

Leslie

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. pearl Hudson
    Oct 07, 2015 @ 01:41:00

    i can’t imagine how i missed this post Leslie. i too live a long way from my daughter and her 2 children and it tugs at your heart strings when they need a hug doesn’t it. we have decided to go there for Christmas this year so have booked our flights . it costs a lot of money to get there now as we have to fly but it is worth it to catch up on hugs,kisses and just being together. your daughters work is beautiful and her daughter is going to ride skateboards. hugs to you both.xx

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    • Message In A Fold
      Oct 08, 2015 @ 08:11:56

      Thank you, my Bionic Friend. It is really hard to know your child is distressed and can’t do a flaming thing about it. Safe travels to you and your husband as you wend your way cross country to be with your daughter and grandchildren. I know the time will fly way to fast but you will get your hugs in there 😀
      Leslie

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