Thursday, May 22, 2014

Life is sweet

Today I have a special card to show you.  I made this card for one of my Aunts.  In February my Grandpa passed away.  He was 94.  He was so ready to go home but it was still so hard to let him go.  I know many of you know exactly what I am talking about.  One of my Aunts is a beautiful seamstress, she found a pattern to take men's shirts and make them into aprons.  So after things had calmed down after the funeral she brought up this idea and asked all of us gals who would want a apron out of Grandpa's shirts.  Well, we all jumped at the chance!  They brought his shirts out and we all cried again.  We could see him in all those shirts again.  He was in a nursing home at the time he passed away so his name is on the tag of every shirt, which just makes it more special.  We all picked out or shirt - oh, by the way they are all plaid, we would like as our aprons. Just yesterday I received a package and there it was my apron made out of Grandpa's shirt.  It is something that I will treasure forever.  So this card is going to the Aunt who made me a keepsake I will keep till I pass on.  I wanted a very special card to thank her for such a wonderful gift to me.  I thought the pie was perfect because Grandpa loved pie. =) 
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
City Crafter - What's Cooking
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Aud Sentiment - Bingo - die cut, 4 word sentiment, ribbon
The pie is from Doodle Pantry and is called Cherry Pie it is a free image.  The sentiment also comes from Doodle Pantry and is from a set called Kitchen Clutter.

19 comments:

~ginny said...

Oh Sarah, what a wonderful story you've shared! Takes me back to our loss and the memories I have of him. I love the gingham DP you used, the wonderful lace is reminiscent of trim on an apron and the buttons are the perfect embellie! Thank you for playing Bingo with us and Thank you for sharing your story, your project & your creativity with us!
~ginny,
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Marsha said...

Sweet story, darling card. Lovely lace. I was so hoping you would show us a pic of the apron!

Debbie said...

I agree with Marsha... I'd love to see your apron!
What a wonderful memento you have of your grandfather! I have a tea cup from my grandmother, but don't use it often. This is something you'll enjoy all the time!

Beautiful card for your aunt!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh yummy, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh Sarah thank you for sharing your sweet card and lovely story behind it. What a wonderful keepsake to receive. I know you will treasure your apron... It will bring back many wonderful memories of your dear grandfather. So sorry for your loss.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh Sarah thank you for sharing your sweet card and lovely story behind it. What a wonderful keepsake to receive. I know you will treasure your apron... It will bring back many wonderful memories of your dear grandfather. So sorry for your loss.

Anna Rogalska said...

This is lovely !!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Pink Blossom Creations said...

Love this card x

Niinu said...

This is just so, so cute!
Love your decorations - those buttons are sweet!

Teresa said...

What a lovely sentiment behind your card. It definitely made me smile. Thanks for joining us at Handmade Harbour this week - good luck x

rachel taylor said...

what a lovely card and sentiment
and what a lovely family keepsake you now have thanks for taking the time to share with handmade harbour this week Rachel dt

Ros Crawford said...

What a beautiful story ... sorry for your loss.... You card is beautiful and I'm sure it will be much appreciated ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Dawn Frost said...

What an awesome way to remember your Grandpa Sarah! Love the card with the lace!

Glenda Atkins said...

Love your story and what a wonderful Aunt you have. I'm sure she will deeply appreciate this beautiful card. The lace is awesome!
hugs
Glenda

Joanna said...

Oh Sarah, what a wonderful story; I gotta say I started crying myself, thinking about my own loved ones. It's hard to let them go. Such an amazing keepsake your aunt made and what a fabulous thank you card you made her.

Monica Taylor said...

ooh yum! Thanks for playing along over at Crafter's Cafe. Monica, DT

Charlene said...

What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

MC said...

What a gorgeous story and a lovely way to remember your grandfather! A perfect card to send in return. I love the lace and the ribbon flags - the buttons are brilliant too. Thank you for playing bingo with us this challenge! Love Marie-Clare, Aud Sentiments Design Team x

Jennyfer L said...

What a wonderful story you've shared and this pie looks so delish! Ty for playing with Aud Sentiments.