Monday, May 17, 2010

My Great-Grandmother’s Singer…a Card…and Standing Together…

Good afternoon, ladies! 

Just got back from my last day of springtime work at Toro Park, where we take school classes on fieldtrips…a hike through the woods, while teaching them about the local plants, animals, and the Indians that used to live here…I’ll miss it (until next year)!


A couple of weeks ago, my friend Vicki Chrisman issued a challenge for anyone to join her in making a card/project that stretched them…something “out of the box” that we don’t normally do. 

I chose using a sewing machine, as I’m just barely starting to do that with my cards…actually practiced on a couple before I did this one…



The image is from Crafty Secrets’ new “Sew Nice” Creative Scraps.  I’m having so much fun with these!  See the stitching, Vicki?  I’m so glad I’ve tried this---love the look and texture it adds to cards!

I added some lace, beautiful Martha Stewart seam binding, vintage buttons, roses, Dazzling Diamonds, and silver Stickles for all the glitz!



This image really reminded me of my Great-Grandmother, Estella, who I’ve told you about before…

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…and her beautiful old Singer sewing machine…



Just look at this beauty!  It’s electric, but I don’t know what year it is…if anyone does, please let me know!



Here’s the cabinet table it rests in…love the details!  Next to it, there, is  a VERY old chair that belonged to another great-grandmother…


Look at the beautiful design on this face plate—I LOVE it!


Very long and lovingly used, as you can see…

Off the subject…but not really……..

A good blogging friend of mine, Erin from Home is Where My Heart Is, voiced a concern recently about the general lack of modesty in the world today…I couldn’t agree with her more.

A few days ago, she decided to address this issue each Monday, and encouraged all of us who agree with her to do the same…I’m with you, Erin!



To me, modesty is more than just about what you wear, although that’s a very important part of it…This is how I was raised…a way of life passed down through a long line of mothers…and it’s how we’ve raised our three daughters…and I’m very sure that’s how they’ll raise their children…


We’ll be talking about different issues as we go along.  Check out Erin’s blog for links to other blogs and their feelings on the subject.  We’d love to have you join us…will you?

I hope you have a wonderful night! 

See you soon with something new…