What a wonderful gallery our latest FS has! I had such a great time perusing her work...I chose Cary's
AUG06VSNS. There are so many elements I liked about her card, the delightful 'Patterns of Friendship' set, the square shape, her ladies all decked out (gloves included). I kept all those elements, but slanted my image, drug out my sewing machine, tore up my studio searching for an actual pattern, used a button instead of a buckle.
My card actually is a trip down memory lane this Sunday. These ladies remind me of the mother of my heart. She loves the color red and ladybugs. And she sewed many, many colors for us girls. I added the word beloved in the upper corner for that is just what she is to me!
The Tim Holtz on the edge die (Sewing) was cut from a Simplicity Pattern TODDLER Boys size 4 from the early '60's. The piece I braved to use had been taped when it had torn in several places with the old cellophane tape that of course yellowed so much! I thought it would be so very cool to use that die with the pattern. I wound turquoise thread onto the spool and added the vintage glass ladybug button. The sewing is typical for me...all outside the lines and box! But I rather like it.
And to Cary, Miss Minx...I hope you have a lovely week in the SCS spotlight...you have blessed me with thoughtful comments on my work and I have been inspired by yours.
Thanks so much for the gift of your comments...I am off racing to meet eldest son for a movie and tea.....
back later to see all the spectacular creation in the gallery
Date: Sunday, December 29, 2013 GMT Views: 1028
Registered: June 29, 2004 Location: Sugar Land. Texas Posts: 58003
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 @ 6:33 PM
That stamp reminds me of my mom too. She made all kinds of one of a kind outfits for Lynn and I and this stamp reminds me of all the hours we probably browsed all the pattern envelopes in her pattern collection. Happy times, happy memories! Thanks for the precious way you touch our sweet memories with your creative masterpieces, Susan. Hope you had a blessed Christmas!
Registered: July 31, 2005 Location: Northern VA Posts: 4555
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 @ 7:46 PM
So many wonderful elements to your card, and they all stay consistent with the theme. I really like that you used the fragile pattern tissue (I always mean to do that and never seem to get around to it) and the stitching (another thing I always mean to do and never get to!) and the spool and the paper piecing...just a lovely card in honor of your 'mother.' And thank you so much for your kind words ~ they made my heart happy! Your work and your spirit always inspire me :)
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Registered: April 6, 2009 Location: Weyers Cave, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley Posts: 14285
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 @ 2:32 AM
This really DOES bring back so many memories for me too, Susan! My mom taught me to sew......I made my first piece at age 8-a "shift" dress that slipped on over the head with no buttons nor zipper; pretty easy. From then on I've sewn so many pieces of clothing; even some for others. A beautiful card for a beautiful reason-your mom! Love the paper piecing and of course, the stitching and pattern piece!
ďAbility is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.Ē
― Lou Holtz
Registered: November 21, 2007 Location: Regina, SK Posts: 23022
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 @ 6:26 AM
Ah yes, Susan, that stamp is such a great reminder of all the patterns and fabric that my mom had in her stash...just like my paper, stamp and ink stash...the apple doesn't fall far from the tree does it? Your card is indeed a trip down memory lane!