Thursday, July 21, 2011


So, I think all the crack room re-arranging did me some good! Looking out the window is a lot better than staring at a wall! So I had already done challenge104 from over at Let's Scrap, but I had a hair in my hiney to try embroidery on paper. It was interesting to say the least! Things you can do on paper but not fabric and vice versa. It was a learning curve, but I love the way it turned out! This is the only picture that I know of that I have of my gramma Myrtle. She was my Mom's mom. This photo is from spring of 1933. That is about all I know. I tried calling my Aunt to get some specifics for my journaling, but she has out of town company and didn't answer her phone. I will just fill that out later. I am usually such a minimalist in my scrapbooking, so I purposely made myself keep adding stuff LOL What do ya think? Did I go to far??
So here is the sketch from Let's Scrap that I used for inspiration. I only used the left side and I turned it sideways.
and here is my page of my beautiful Grandmother whom I never got to meet.
She was quite a seamstress from what I have heard, so I figured the stitching would be special for her page. I also saw she had on pearls, which any lady would back then, so I ran with that. The large lace and the doily were both white, so I used my chalk ink and colored them green to coordinate better. Here is a closer pic of the embroidery

I did have a helper in my room today, she wasn't much for conversation.

So  now I have to tidy my crack room up after the mess I have made. We are gonna start a fire pit and roast hot dogs for dinner. I am sure the kids will love that!!
Have a great evening!!


  1. This layout is so beautiful and elegant, Mindi! I love the stitching and embroidery. The pearl accents and flowers are wonderful. A beautiful tribute to your grandmother! And your little helper is so adorable! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway! I am now happily following you as well :)


  2. Wow Mindi, I am so glad you stopped by you have some beautiful layouts!!!! Wow Fabulous, I took a tour of your blog and saw your crack room Fantastic!!!!! I am now your new follower too and I will be visiting!!!!!

  3. Mindi i forgot I have a surprise for you on my blog!!!!!!

  4. Your layout is gorgeous! I love all the detail added by the stitching, pearls and other embellishments.

    Thank you for posting my blog candy in your side bar. Good luck in the draw!



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