Last week, I met my girlfriends of 33 years. We’ve met back in 1979, all working for the same company. We get together about 5 times a year. Sometimes we go away, but mostly we have wonderful dinners together. We are called the “Bitas”, prouounced “bee-tahs” (long story).
We all have our different personalities and great sense of humor. We know how to have fun and get a bit rowdy. In the old days we would be up all night. Now, things have changed quite a bit. It’s bedtime by 10p.m. for most of us.
We’ve been through our weddings, having babies (and watching them grow to be so proud of them), divorce, surgeries, deaths, wakes and funerals… life, you know what I mean. Now, two are grandparents… Not me yet.. no way.
We are a simple group of ladies.. we have an understanding.. we don’t judge each other and accept us for the way we are. Our gifts are simple, if any at all. Our company is our gift.
When we got together this week for our holiday dinner, I decided to make some handmade Bookmark Tags.
I took some large tags and spritzed them with Dylusions of different colors. I applied white acrylic paint through a stencel over the ink to give it the Faux Batik look I had done in my post here. Added gold acrylic paint around the edges. Stamped a woman’s face and a word on the bottom. Added old paper doily pieces. Used a bottle cover as a circle stamp. Covered the hole with my handmade polymer clay embellishment. Punched another hole to add my business to dangle. On the back of the card, I stamped a love poem and a “made by”.
Here are the results: (click photo to enlarge)
The girls just loved the bookmarks. It’s something they will use. As Annie would say “I don’t need anymore s**t”. Got the message loud and clear. You’ll use this and it won’t take up any room. Promise.
Here is a picture of us this week at dinner…and we celebrate Sarah’s Birthday. Happy Birthday, love.
From left to right: Me, Annie, Michelle and Sarah.
So, I dedicate this post to my wonderful “bita” friends. Love you all. My life would not be the same without you.
Judy “Bita” ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥