Wednesday, 24 August 2011

She has a story to tell...


Morning, as I said in my last post I've been "stitching"  a  book

"She has a story to tell"


So let's begin,



1st page

 That's me as a baby, aw wasn't I cute? There's an old silver 3d for luck tucked into a spray of blue flowers,  a little knitted brooch and a piece cut from an old deed.


2nd page

 some snippets of fabric, buttons and old press studs, a picture of my lovely mam on the day of her wedding, and a beautiful  treasured brooch my sister Julie (who was eight)  gave to me when I become a "mother"


3rd page

I love old keys so I stitched that on first and then I found a tiny lock charm, a lovely old shirt button and an envelope addressed to my granda dated 1943, such lovely hand writing.



And finally...



I bought a bumper load of these pre paid envelopes a few years ago and I knew one day they'd come in handy for something.

"The end"



Just a  wooly scarf, a couple of photos, a few bit's and bobs, my name and the date inside but one day a family heirloom perhaps? I'd like to think so.


I'll put this as  my August's monthly make


along with my "reindeer" scarf.



 
Have you been sewing or stitching?


Love Lucey xx

14 comments:

Betty The Wood Fairy said...

A lovely idea and all your special momentoes are safe in one place. This will be something to pass on to the grandchildren Lucey. I love your scarf, the pattern looks complicated to someone like me who can only knit one purl one! Bettyx

daisy daydreams said...

Lucey, I love reading your blog, it always makes me smile. The book is just beautiful - such a wonderful idea. No point in me doing one, I dont have pretty things to put in it like yours. Loving the scarf too.
Amanda.....x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

I love it, memories are so precious and what a lovely way to collect them!

Snarting right back at ya chick! Brilliant darling xx

Ali said...

What a lovely idea xx

Floss said...

That's clever. It took me a while to 'get' it, but now I think I have, and, you've set me thinking about how I could do something along similar lines... I hope you don't mind me finding inspiration from your work!

A Blessed Life said...

What a lovely thing to make, i loved it,I imagine your family will one day think "what a clever old thing"lol very sweet.

The mum of all trades said...

What a beautiful little keepsake, really special.

Knittings Nice! said...

What a wonderful idea for a keepsake.....and the knitted scarf wonderfully executed. Love it.

Sew Scrumptious said...

What a beautiful book! I love it. So pretty. Thank you for the lovely comments on my blog about the pillowcase dresses. Have emailed you too. Best wishes Louise x

girls who like to gorge said...

This is so cool! Your blog is awesome!! xxx

Kitty M said...

Hope you have had a great Bank Holiday Lucey - what a lovely idea! I am terrible for throwing things away - now that we have little Luca I really must be more sentimental about keeping things for the future! Kisses Kitty x

quiltjude said...

Well that is just about the most clever pretty thing I have seen in a long while. :)

Maggie said...

Found you via henhouse.. love your blog, it is so pretty and different to most others I have seen. Not that I am an expert in this field you understand!
I love your little book, what a great idea, and impressed with the reindeer scarf!

Mandy said...

Such a special piece of work. You are very creative.
Hugs
Daisy xxx