Wednesday, September 4, 2013

"Back To School!"

 A closer look...
 and even closer....
If you are looking at the title of my post today you are probably wondering what this card has to do with "back to school"? To explain that I must share a bit with you about my mom. Growing up my parents were hard working and always trying to 'get ahead'. My mom worked in the orchards, took in ironing's and sewed for the whole family. Back to school time meant you would find her at her sewing in the wee hours of the morning making my school clothes. It was only after I was married and had children of my own that I truly appreciated her hard work and how much love she put into each stitch. You might have also guessed by now that our challenge this week at THE PAPER SHELTER is "Back To School". The Paper Shelter has some fun images (this one included) to choose from. So grab one or two, three.... and play with us. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: BJ Thomas
Who's the one who tied your shoe when you were young
And knew just when to come and see what you had done?
Mama, oh Mama
And who's the one who patched your eye and told you not to cry'
Cause he was too big for you to try?
Mama, Mama
And who's the one you didn't need to plead
To give her time to the Little League?
It was Mama, oh, Mama
And who's the one who gave her shoulder
When you told her your first love was over
She'd met someone older, Mama, Mama
It was Mama, my Mama, oh Mama


Nannieflash said...

Hi Patty, I can remember my mum making my clothes for my secondary School the headmistress was very impressed with my blazer, she was very talented my mum. A stunning card, hugs Shirleyxxxx

Berni Cuttino said...

Fabulous card the image is simply gorgeous. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at TTCRD. We look forward to seeing you again.

Pop's Cards said...

Stunning sweetie, stunning colours and design, huggles Pops x x x

Anonymous said...

Patty // I love the seamstress & your coloring !!
Your mom sounds like she was wonderful !! :))

Debs said...

Fabulous card Patty and I love the story behind it too :o)
Thanks for playing along at PTW this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Dianne said...

Hello dear Patty, how fabulous is that image and colored to perfection, I might add, I loved your story, my Mom made our clothes too, aren't the best memories, life was good. Thanks for sharing all of this...

Jules said...

What a great card, love the image and your colouring is awesome. Thank you for joining us at BMD. Good Luck xoxoxo

designermc said...

Love your story as I can relate. I also love your card image and design. Think I need to go shopping.
Blessings, Nancy

Jackie said...

Great card, and love the story behind it also. love all the little embellies you have added. :)Thank you for joining us at BearlyMine Challenges this time. Good Luck. Jackie DT. x

Rose said...

LOVE!!!!! :)
my mom sewed all our clothes until i hit 10th grade!!! sure wish i would have let her teach me to sew!!

so glad you joined us on 365 Cards

Amanda R said...

I loved to use my moms old treadle sewing machine, well, just pumping the treadle as I wasn't allowed to use the machine but still! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card and what a great memory for you. I think you should frame it and hang it in your home, I would.

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Luv your colouring and your explanation of this particular image! Thanks for playing at 365 Cards.