Friday, February 25, 2011

You Betty Believe It
I've written before about my friends who lost their mom Betty,
who was a terrific crafter/card maker/painter/sewer/stamper.
Betty is the mother of my friend Jody, who has appeared here in many stories,
a lot of times (but not always named).
She is one of my favorite peeps of all time.  
The kind of peeps that hardly a day goes by without calling, texting, emailing, or meeting -
at least once a day. 
Who calls at the same exact moment I reach for the phone to call her.
The kind of peeps that took me bar hopping one day
when I really, really needed to drown my sorrows,
and then never left my side when I got sick all night long.
Who has been an incredible source of support and encouragement, inspiration and laughter.
The kind of peeps that finally has a new place to dream about her creative pursuits... her new studio!

Today five of us girls (and Truffles the studio dog) had our first creating day in her new studio,
making greeting cards, eating fancy salads she made for us, and toasting with a glass of wine.

The picture below shows Betty's stamps displayed in their new organizer.
Look closely at the corner shelf on the left...
there's Betty in the black and white picture, watching over the stamps.
Isn't that neat?

I couldn't wait to show a picture of my new apron sewn by Jody's sister Terry,
made from Betty's fabric and trims.
Have you ever seen such a fun and sassy apron, ever?
I just love it so much.  I really do.

And I love you gals too.
I really do.


  1. Oh Amanda you are such a wonderful person! I have been blessed to meet you. Without you Jody's room would not look as awesome as it does. YOU BETTY BELIEVE IT!!!

  2. Wow, thanks so much for the kind words, Terry. So lucky to have you guys in my life. I'm loving the apron, it's hanging right here in my studio :o)

  3. Thank you Amanda, that is one of the nicest things anyone has ever said about me. I feel the exact same about you and I can't wait to have studio time with you. Boy are we ever going to make some great things! YOU BETTY BELIEVE IT!!! My mom has inspired a ton of people throughout her life and I know for a fact that she is so very proud of all of us girls and is gleaming in heaven. We have inherited her talents and are so welcome to be able to share it with the world. Thanks for being a great friend Miss Amanda. Love you
    Jody :)

  4. This looks like so much fun. I need to have a studio party with my girlies too. I love having crafty time with my friends. I like seeing your friend's studio too. Have fun together!