Thursday, December 27, 2007

Santa's sweet jolly Christmas elves are actually my son, Eric and my daughter, Amber. They are my favorite gift of all!

This is a special Christmas gift that I gave my husband's grandma "Chickie". Her real name is Edna, but my children started calling her grandma "Chickie" when they were little because she raised chickens and sold eggs. The name has stuck over the years with all the grandkids. She is 96 years old and still lives on her farm. What a lady! Wish I had half the mind that she has! Anyway, this is a print that I had framed for her for Christmas. It is a painting that I did of her sister Mattie and Mattie's daughter, Shirley has the original. The lilac bush in the picture is from their old homestead when they were children. Mattie now resides in heaven where I'm sure there are many beautiful heavenly scented lilac bushes.


  1. Catherine -
    I just came over here from Tracey's blog (Notes From A Cottage Industry). Your home is just wonderful and your painting is fantastic. I wish I lived close enough to stop by and chat over a cup of something. I will be back often! ~Adrienne~

  2. Catherine,
    What a lovely picture! Chickie sounds like an amazing woman. Your childred are cuties!!

    Love your new header!

  3. Penny sent me over to your blog, and I am so glad she did. This is a lovely painting. Thanks for sharing your work.

  4. Hi
    Penny sent me. What gorgeous paintings. I'll be back to visit often.

  5. Oh my goodness, I could not think of a more touching gift! Wonderful detail!

  6. I love the painting for so many reasons but mostly because it features my favorite flower--the lilac! And I am CERTAIN that heaven is full of lilacs. It HAS to be! Otherwise, it wouldn't be heaven. Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

  7. Hi Catherine, we have come for a visit by way of Penny's Blog! Just wanted to say hello. Your paintings are incredible, so beautiful! We will be regular visitors! Happy New Year! Jenn and Jacqui

  8. Catherine,
    What an amazing painting! And your children are beautiful! Happy New Year!


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