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« on: July 03, 2013 06:58:53 AM »

I am hoping this is the right location for this. In February a friend's mom went through a horrible medical ordeal. We almost lost her and there was a couple comas... she is now on a very slow journey of recovery and having to relearn EVERYTHING! My friend is traveling to visit her next week and asked all of her crafty friends if they would make a 8x10" picture of encouragement and hope for her. She will compile all the pages in an art journal for her mother.

It took me a couple days to fully complete my page and here is the completed project:


Everything was sewn on to the ivory cardstock backing. This will make is easier to glue my page into the journal.


I used a lighter and distress inks on the burlap and scraps of fabric and freezer paper stencils for the branch and the word, "Hope". I found a scrap of printer fabric for the lettering of the quote. And bird feathers for the birds tail feathers.

I am hoping to finish a memory style quilt before she leaves and one more journal page..... here's hoping! I hope you enjoyed!
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2013 07:49:37 AM »

That is a beautiful journal page, Rebecca! What a wonderful gift for your friend's mom. I love the quote, and the pieced background, and the bird...everything!
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2013 07:54:06 AM »

You are a very good friend.  Thoughtful and talented too.  It is beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2013 07:55:17 AM »

that s so beautiful.  I wish your friend and her Mom all the best through the journey of recovery
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2013 08:12:35 AM »

This is beautiful! It's such a thoughtful project! Your friend's mom will be in my thoughts for a quick recovery!
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2013 09:26:22 AM »

This is so beautiful!  Pinned for inspiration!
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2013 10:52:34 AM »

Wow thanks everyone! We've been praying and sending good wishes her way for many months now! I am in the process of making a lap quilt for her as well... I have it pieced and basted and one line of quilting done... I don't know how I am going to finish it by tomorrow afternoon when I drop the page off, but NOTHING is IMPOSSIBLE! Might just be an all nighter of quilting! At least the hubby is off tomorrow so I can sleep in!
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