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 appliqués 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,
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?