31 December 2009

Hello and Goodbye, Dear Samantha!

Like a flash, she was here and now she's gone... my dear daughter, Samantha!! She arrived Sunday - after a delayed flight, a missed connection, and a lost suitcase - but she finally arrived safe and sound (and her suitcase too - but the following day). Though we got only one hour for our planned downtown Savannah shopping trip, it was still nice to walk around a pretty city. Since we were so rushed, I didn't even remember to take photos! And I didn't find any treasures but Samantha brought me cool things from Michigan (seen in yesterday's post).

The next day we did some local downtown Beaufort shopping and had some Mexican food. When we got home Samantha helped me with some Shop 66 orders.

After she helped me cut kewpie stickers and paper dolls, she then shopped through my all my Shop 66 inventory and then browsed through my drawers and closets for even more goodies (what a lucky girl?). She discovered some things I forgot about - like silly "kOOky" man (above). She also shared with me all her "Little Men" paper puppets she will sell in her, soon to open, new Etsy shop.

On Tuesday we slept in a little and after a few errands we headed out to "Fripp Island" where George's parents retired. We walked on the beach for a while looking for shells and other treasures. I brought along Little Mermaid and Little Fish for some Doll of the Day special shots.

We would have stayed longer because it was a warm day but Samantha accidentally sent her shoe out in the ocean. That evening Samantha dived into my art and vintage supplies and created some fantastic goodies. Below are the things you created with vintage Pack O'Fun magazines. I'm in awe.On Wednesday I drove her back to the airport and she is now safe and sound back in Detroit - fortunately the trip back went smoothly. Love you Samantha! Miss you!! xoxo


Jacqueline said...

Oh my, I'm a mom to a 22 yr old daughter who only lives 1.5 hrs away. I can totally relate...I'm so sad for you that she had to go but what fun you had. I love that fish and mermaid. My friend Nico in Montana and I love your blog. She called me this morning and told me we could send a money order to you for orders...how cool is that. I'll peek more tomorrow!

Bone*Head*Studios said...

It's so hard to live so far away isn't it. My middle child went away to college and I felt that
little ache when it happened, but she eventually found her way home.
It looks like you know how to make the most of your precious time together.