Sunday, October 28, 2012


This page has been in my head for quite some time, I was just trying to hash out what I wanted to use for it.  There were a few things about my grandmother that were "signature."  I knew I needed pearls, and I knew I needed something resembling the doilies she would crochet.  I found a few other pieces that would complement these things as well.  Here's the recipe:

  • American Crafts textured 12 x 12 paper
  • Maya Road Vintage Trinkets (the pearls)
  • Melissa Frances 1962 Embellishments (the crocheted trim)
  • Prima Vintage Trinkets (the bird medallion...there's meaning in that, but that's a whole 'nother story)
  • Teresa Collins Vintage Finds: Bingo cardstock
  • Studio Calico Fab Rips (chevron flags)
  • Thickers
  • Simple Stories letter stickers and sentiment
I'm quite happy with how this turned out.  Here's the journaling:

Always a stitch.  Literally and figuratively.  This was Nanny, all “dolled” up, horsing around with Pappy.  I loved this picture when I saw it because it was so her.  This song was one that, whenever I hear it, reminds me of her, as she frequently mentioned her fondness toward it.  I am blessed to have memories and a few crocheted doilies to remind me of different parts of her.  But the biggest part of her lives inside me—her humor, her tenacity, her low BS tolerance, her ability to tell it like it is.  Because of all of this, it’s hard to miss her, as she’s still around every day.  And now, she’s up in heaven horsing around with Pappy.  Always.