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« on: March 06, 2014 03:19:40 AM »

I recently claimed rscowtown in the OGS swap for a prayer flag. She indicated she would like something around the theme of Love, and so I got a snooping.
It soon became apparent that my rscowtowns religious devotion rang against a particular fond memory of my dearest Nan, and I just knew I had to use my that recollection as my inspiration.
My gorgous Nan, (photo at the bottom) was a Salvation Army member and sang in many gospels (like musicals or operas), but her favourite hymn and the one that always makes me think of her is "As the deer". Its a beautiful hymn well worth looking up..... She was without question the saving grace of my life, and I miss her know as much as when she died 22 years ago
I have to also tell you that my crafty fingers are without question inherited from my dear Nan, who would sit and knit like a speed train every day, who would cook welsh tea cakes and pasties from 6.30 am till 6.30 pm, and who knew a bit about gardening and growing veg too !
anyhoo, without further ado - a prayer flag made with my Nan in my heart and "As the deer" ringing in my ears.




Rscowtown's and her husbands initials carved into the tree




Me and My nan, 35 years ago (note the knitting !)
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2014 05:59:54 AM »

This is very lovely and detailed...a tribute to your Nan for the creativity and skills she passed on to you!!

I love all of the stitching, but in particular, the denim pond...

It is wonder to have such inspiration from the heart to drive your creations
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2014 08:00:29 AM »

This is absolutely wonderful. It is such a perfect tribute. The hymn is wonderful. This makes me happy cry.
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2014 01:11:23 PM »

Gorgeous through and through. How on earth did you part with it??
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2014 05:08:11 PM »

In the photo, your Nan is looking at you with love, and you are beaming!  I love it.

I had a Grandma Oakley.  She passed in 1999 and I think of her every day.  We are lucky to have had our 'Nan' and our 'Oakley'.

I think it is so cute how you added their initials in the tree!
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2014 08:21:43 PM »

P_E_S_T that is a great memory and inspiration! 

Beautiful prayer flag!

I love the detail in the prayer flag! especially with the initials in the tree and the fish in the lake!

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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2014 06:11:20 AM »

I really like this, the pond and especially the textural tree.  Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2014 09:05:56 AM »

love it!
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2014 04:25:02 AM »

Beautiful!
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