Wednesday, February 18, 2015


My dad died a couple of weeks ago. I was able to fly down to see him in January. He gave me a sampling of his stamp supplies. Helping him with his collection when I was a kid is one of the influences on my papercrafting today. He was a stamp (postage) collector for over 70 years. The top layer is glassine which always makes me think of him.. On top is the what I found at the very bottom of my suitcase, a note from the TSA saying they had inspected my bag allllll the way to the bottom layer. Perhaps glassine reflects oddly? It could have been the spindles and wool.

And it's been snowing for a few weeks. Last week I showed you what the end of the drive looked like. This is the backyard with my Shepherd mix bounding in a futile effort to keep out of the snow lol. The pink line is the amount of snow built up on my pots. Spring seems very far away.

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AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. Sorry to hear of your loss. How wonderful to have the stamp collection as a memory. We have no snow here in Wales - it could be spring except for the colder temperatures. Flowers are starting to come up. Ali x #43

shazsilverwolf said...

I'm so sorry to read about your Dad- it does sound as if you have many happy memories to keep him in your heart. Lol at the baggage notice, talk about thorough! Be kind to yourself,, Hugs, Shaz #21 xx

Eliza said...

I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, this is one hard road to travel. You will always have him in your heart with lot of love. I have a really sick dad at the moment and I am doing all I can to make things easier for him. Gosh that snow looks cold but also beautiful, something I have always wanted to see and not on a ski village, just normal people in a snow lived life. Hope you find some crafting time this week.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda #2

Hettie said...

Sorry to hear of your Dad passing away. It was nice that you got to see him last month and that he gave you something of his that he treasured.
Please keep the snow. I have gone past wanting some here.
Hugs Hettie at 54

PaperOcotilloStudio said...

Very sorry to read about your Dad passing. It is great that you have some common shared craft to spark happy memories of him. The photo of your dog is so fun..I know exactly what that looks like when the bounce trying to save their tummies from the :) Shel-PaperOctilloStudio #42

Princess Judy Palmer said...

How sweet that you got to visit your father one last time before he passed. It's nice to know where you got your love of all things paper from. I'm sure TSA thought your bundles of wool were bomb making cords. I can't fathom all that snow. Once it melts it is going to be soggy! Judy #57

Lisca said...

I'm sorry to hear about your dad. You must miss him dearly.
Wow! That is a lot of snow! The photo of your dog is so sweet.
Have a great week,
God bless,

Nikki said...

Thanks for the offer on snow but we had some white fluffy stuff come down again today and I have a small ice rink in my backyard so I think I'll pass on the extra snow :)
hugs Nikki 1

Stacy Sheldon said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. that is kinda interesting that the TSA does leave you a note though. oh wow! look at all your snow. :) ~Stacy #70

Danielle Flanders said...

So sorry to read about your dad. Sending extra hugs! Wow, you've got a ton of snow. I'm off to see what other projects you've shared lately. Thank you for your sweet comments in my class, really appreciate them so much. xo