Saturday, September 19, 2020

Home Alone

It’s Saturday night and I’m home alone. That does not happen very often. I’m glad it doesn’t but every once in awhile, it’s nice! So what did I do? I watched a couple of movies, hung a picture up in the Guest Room, messed around in the Command Center and made this:

I created a customized cut file in Cricut Design Space using an existing floral bundle but then added some bees and dates to customize a denim shirt that used to be my dad’s. My dad passed away in 2013 and we kept a few clothing items that were his. My daughter had a couple of his shirts and recently gave them to me. (I’m not sure why the shirt looks like another color denim in the two photos, but I swear it’s the same shirt.)

I’ve seen people decorate denim jackets for brides so I ran with that idea. The numbers added are his birth and death years and the bees are a play on my maiden name - Weatherby (the “by” is pronounced “bee”). 

Pretty cool, huh? Especially since today would have been his 82nd birthday.

Happy Heavenly Birthday dad!


  1. Oh Dorlene, what a very touching post. I love the idea of adapting your dad's shirt in this way and keeping his memory alive, and I love the play on his name too. The whole thing is very special. I always have a very special feeling when it's my dad's birthday. He would be 97 if he was still with us and I miss him so much. I think of him every day and so many lovely things happen that I would love to be able to share with him. I have a little gallery of precious objects that were his, and which had meaning for both of us - many of them are of no intrinsic value at all, but they are infinitely precious to me.

    I'm so glad I visited you late for WOYWW this week - if I'd been on time I'd have missed this post.

    Shoshi x

  2. That’s an awesome loving tribute. It turned out really nice and so personalized. ❤️🌺❤️


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