Friday

NOVEMBER BJP

"Thankful"
I cut out a long heart shape of cardboard and wrapped it with that pretty silk ribbon found in the yarn sections at fabric stores. I wrapped it until it was pretty much covered and glued the end to the back. Then I used 28 gauge wire to wrap it with the beads and letters. I glued this entire piece ot the tag, and then embroidered the purple edging around it. A spiral stitch cord with small dangles was added to the top. All the small embellishments were then added to the tag with a small photo of Marjorie to finish it off.

For my November tag I wanted to do a little tribute to my mother-in-law who passed away a few years ago. If it weren't for her I wouldn't have my wonderful husband! She was an inspiration, a woman with three boys, divorced and going to nursing school all at the same time. Her career was as a Psychiatric nurse working with the very mentally unstable, altzeimers patients, and even dangerous criminals. Once retired from that, she opened her own business doing physicals for insurance companies (I think I'd trade to that as well). She was always my biggest supporter and cheerleader when it came to my art and experimentation with whatever creative endeavor I was on. I wanted to just convey my thanks for raising such a wonderful man (my husband) who I give thanks for every day and who is also my biggest supporter and cheerleader. I always looked up to her as an inspiration and in amazement. How did she do it? It just says a lot about her morals and ethics I think. She lived simply and practically.

3 comments:

Robin said...

Ha! I guessed correctly that the word would be "Thankful!" What a wonderful idea to wrap the heart in ribbon and then wire! Love it! Also think it's a sweet tribute to a deserving person... Robin A.

KV said...

This project idea is turning out to be quite awesome! Love this piece . . .


Kathy V in NM

Bobbi said...

Love, love, love this!!!