You are not here by chance~
Welcome friends! So happy you could stop for a moment today~
I was visiting @ Sue's blog "Miss Phoebe's Perch" last week and she mentioned
finding a quote on the piece of cardboard that was packaged in a new calendar she had gotten.
It reminded me "Hey, that happened to me a couple years ago!" so I thought I'd share that little experience with you today.
I opened our new (then) 2014 Barn calendar and found a 12X12 piece of cardboard slid in the back; helping to keep the calendars' shape of course. But as Sue said, it wasn't just a blank piece of cardboard, it had this wonderful quote printed on it! What a nice surprise~ I thought perhaps it would come in handy & I knew I wanted to make something for my sweet Alan with it.
Fathers Day was not far around the corner, so I put together this framed (I called it a plaque, but it's really just a framed) quote : ) The frame itself was a gift from Al's mother (who passed away the year before Alan did : ( so it was special to him.
Who knew, just a few months later, his purpose would be fulfilled and he would be gone.
Missing him with my whole heart . . .
I'm grateful for the reminder Sue : ) and I will be entering this in Wen's bi-weekly linky party!
at: > http://appleapricot.blogspot.com/
Please stop over to visit Wen's Simply Neutrals Tuesday link up. You'll find a host of neutral treasures there!
For this project I used:
*some vintage style paper behind the quote
*some white corrugated board under the quote
*a leather zipper pull
*and 3 truly vintage nails
*The heart is made from natural batting; stitched to look a bit primitive and pitiful! LOL A button from grandmas' jar was added, and a stick pin and seam binding bow.
The frame is glassed, ( you can see the glare.)
How are you this week? I just came down from a busy week-end of cleaning, clearing and sorting.
It's time for some household changes : ) And less junk and clutter is already helping me feel - - better~
There is truth to the saying that less is often better. There is a peace and joy I feel from my surroundings when I 'rid' it of superfluous stuff! It just sneaks up on me. I don't realize how I add to the landscape until months or even years later; and I start looking around going Oh My Word! : P
I hope your days are filled with blessings! And let me encourage you to undertake some de-cluttering this Spring season. Oh, I bet many of you are already in that mode? : )
Hugs to you, Karen