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Friday, February 1, 2013

Sisters Gifts

I Love my Sisters..... And I am thrilled to be spending the next few days with them at a reunion! We have a complete family, (ie, siblings, sibling spouses, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren)  reunion every two years and on the year in between, we have a Just Sisters Reunion. For obvious reasons, our brother opts out!



One of the things we do at our sister reunion is bring birthday gifts for each other. We each bring eight of the same gift. Since we are spending just a few days together, we open gifts two or three times a day. A sister will bring out her gifts and each of us opens a gift at the same time! It is such a fun party time, multiple times a day!



For my sisters gifts, I made a "memory collage" using vintage ephemera from our Mother's extensive collection of sewing, art and crafting supplies. When she passed away, there was enough for each of us to have as much as we wanted... Our Mother was very creative and was working on something most every week.



She had old boxes wrapped in gift wrap full of tidbits of laces and trims, lace appliqu├ęs and buttons, needles and hooks. She also had boxes and boxes of fabrics of every kind... She had charms and chalks and beautiful amazing crocheted doilies...



The first layer on the card is a scan of our Mother's handwriting. The music is of a song we sang as children in Sunday School about Mothers. The photograph is of our mother at the age of 12...our Mother is a beautiful woman. Though we can no longer see her in person, we feel her love still and are so grateful for her example and love.



Since I have learned about tags, I have been wanting to make some with family pictures on them. "Familiar Faces" tug at my heartstrings and warm my heart and my life...
My sisters really like the cards!

Heart hugs to you,
Betsy


PS I was going to finish up the cards and my sisters decided they wanted to make their own! So they did! Here is a picture of all of them together. I will have to make one more for one of the sisters who could not be here. Didn't they make them all beautiful?

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  1. These tags are looking fantastic!
    A special time for "sisters" - they will love your creations.
    Hugs,Suzy

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    1. Suzy,
      Thanks for coming by! I enjoyed making the three I did make. Liz is a great tag teacher!
      Hearts,
      Betsy

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  2. What a lovely post - have a wonderful meet up.

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    1. We did have a good time, thanks for visiting Annabelle!
      Hugs,
      Betsy

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  3. Your mother was such a beautiful person, I love the image you picked for the tags. And they all came together ever so well, they look fantastic. I am sure you are having a great time with your sisters.

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    1. Liz,
      I was hoping to have images of each sister as a child to put on the back of the card for each of them. I don't have pictures of all of them as children, though! I have to work on that!
      Glad you like the cards!
      Hearts,
      Betsy

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  4. Hello Betsy,
    Must be great having so many sisters, and meeting them
    this way in a reunion.I'm sure they will love the tags.
    Have a wonderful time !!

    Blessings,
    Wilma.

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    1. Wilma,
      It is great, and we always have a good time. It was too short, but good!
      Thanks for coming by!
      Betsy

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  5. Wonderful, wonderful post Betsy. I agree with Wilma, how lucky you have so many sisters. So glad I found you through GYB party. Always lovely making new friends.

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    1. I have always felt blessed to have so many sisters,
      I find adopted sisters all around me, as well!
      Hearts,
      Betsy

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  6. Hello Betsy, You visited my blog fibrefascination.blogspot.com in the 'grow your blog party.'
    I am trying to find an email address since my husband chose your number as the winner of my giveaway. Can you please email me your address so I can send your prize to you. Congratulations!
    Joan.

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    1. Joan!
      Thanks so much! I am honored to be the recipient of your blog giveaway!
      I sent you an email with my address, please let me know if you need anymore info. Thank you, so very much!
      Hearts to you,
      Betsy

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  7. Thankyou Betsy so much, for your kind comments on my blog.
    Your cards for your sisters, are beautiful,and made with
    so thoughtful materials,remembering your mother.
    I wish you a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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    1. Dorthe,
      I am so glad you like the cards. It was such fun for me to get everything ready for them all to be made.
      Making 8 of one thing can be daunting, not knowing for sure what each sister would like to have on their collage.
      So, I was glad that they wanted to make them as well. They are all very creative!
      Hugs,
      Betsy

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    1. Thanks, Stasa,
      They actually made their own, but we had a fun time doing it together...
      Hugs,
      Betsy

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  9. Betsy, what a WONDERFUL gift for your sisters! I can't think of anything more special than sharing your mother with each of your sisters and oh my...you did a LOVELY job with those. The whole effect is just lovely, but the thought and the layers of memories...perfect. What a wonderful gift. I know your sisters were just in awe of that. You are such a blessed lady...a mother who loved you each so much, her creative genes passed down, her love and charm, and the love you have with your sisters. What huge blessings. I appreciate you sharing such joy and love with us for Pearls and Lace Thursday.
    Blessings,
    Doni

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    1. Thanks, Doni,
      I finally got to participate! I am hoping to be able to do it more often. Thanks for offering us such a fun pearls and lace day!
      My sisters are some of my wonderful blessings, I do feel very blessed in many ways.
      Heart hugs!
      Betsy

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  10. Hi Betsy, Your sister reunion sounds like SO MUCH FUN! The cards are BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for your comment on my family blog (I need to get on the stick with it!) and for sharing your sweet story!:)

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    1. Sue,
      Thanks for stopping by! I hope it get to post lots about my grandgirls....they are so sweet and growing quickly and I am sad I don't get to see the fun things they do each day. But I do get to Skype with them...and we have fun whatever way we can!
      Hearts to you,
      Betsy

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