YIPPIE!SKIPPIE! HIPPITY HOP!
Today is the FIRST DAY of SPRING!!!!
Warm sunny days, budding flowers, baby animals, green leaves, Easter fast approaching, my corner of the world is awakening from a long winter's nap! :)
Oh wait, in the excitement of SPRING I almost forgot....
There were many Friday nights of my childhood spent at Mammaw's and Nangy's house. [my mom's parents]Mammaw had a small end table with drawers where she kept toys and activities filled with hours of creative adventures. My sister always had to play a dozen games of Old Maid...it was a love hate relationship...
She loved to play but hated to end up being the Old Maid. She even went as far to mark the cards! Nangy, my grandfather went behind her and 'fixed' the cards...I can still see her face the game she Lost after she had marked the cards. She still loves the game to this day, and yes, she still plays with a marked deck! :)
Another standby that was always in the drawers were sewing cards. I would stitch and stitch way for hours. My favorite was actually not one of the sewing cards but a cloth image of the circus in a plastic frame. And it was on that cloth image I learned my embroidery stitches. What a nightmare it must have been for my grandmother! Before we returned to spend the night, my primative embroidery stitches would be removed...each and every one....so I could sew again the next time we spent the night on a 'new' project!
Stitch Me Up. Mercy!
This seemingly innocent theme unlocked multitudes of memories from my childhood!:)
Madame Samm of: http://www.sewwequilt.com/ and
Jane of: http://janesfabrics.blogspot.com/ Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!
Thank you for the childhood memories and for releasing my embroidery skills that have been apparently hiding behind other creative projects for many years. I'm not letting these old friends go back into hiding!
On to the project...
I created a mug rug for my morning tea.
There were such wonderful choices of patterns but settled on this particular one in memory of my grandmother...the flowers on the pattern would have matched perfectly the embroidered pillowcases she used to make.
|...with a cup of tea, I gather my thoughts at dawn. clf|
Thanks for dropping by...all this chatter of childhood has me longing for a a game of Old Maids...I think I shall get a deck , mark them up and invite my sister over for a game or two after I return from visiting the beautiful work at the other blogs this morning.
Enjoy the hop!
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WEDNESDAY MARCH 27TH
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Happy Spring!May the season burst forth with overflowing creative adventures for each of us!
with LOVE as always,