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Monday, 2 September 2013

Childhood Memories

Hello to you all thank you for stopping here on this first Monday in September 2013. Being a Monday it means it's time for another challenge at Make My Monday and this week it's my turn as hostess and I've chosen
Childhood Memories.
 This means the subject is wide open to interpretation and I'd love to see some of your childhood memories.
 I've chosen to make a card which depicts a man fishing.. why? you might ask, what has this to do with childhood!  Well my dad was a keen fisherman and my older sister and I went with him on his fishing trips. We had great fun roaming along river banks, splashing in the water in sandy places... well away from the men fishing, collecting watercress from clear streams tumbling down wooded banks... I could go on with lots of tales... but you get the picture.
The sister I mentioned above is 5yrs older than me... you've seen some of her art work here, she's a talented painter and does fabulous sketches... but she is critically ill. This year has been particularly hard for her especially the last three months, at the end of July she was given devastating news.. her heart is extremely week, the doctors are amazed that she is still with us... Consequently this will be my last post for MMM for some time because I want to spend as much time as possible with Anne.  I will be back as soon as I can as one of th MMM DT... a lovely group of talented ladies past ans present. I may publish work that is ongoing.. Circle Journal etc but my creativity is at an all time low...

I like this quote... could relate it to craft! ... or any hobby.

I hope you enjoy this challenge it really did evoke lots of wonderful memories for me...  I will do my best to pop by and share your childhood memories.
 By the way this theme was chosen many months ago so just coincidental.
 Suzi B xx


Aquarius said...

Love this card and particularly the quotation - magic. So sorry to hear about your sister and can well understand you want to spend quality time with her. Take care.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Oh dear, it's sad to read about your sister, I have sisters that I'm close to and can't imagine watching one go through a serious, critical illness. Wishing you strength with your most precious time with her. Your card is beautiful, the sentiment is perfect. Take care, Shirleyx

Fandhmum said...

This is a beautiful card with lovely memories,
Take care, will be thinking of you
Rosie x

Gill said...

So sorry to hear about your Sister. From experience I know it is important to spend as much time as possible with loved ones under such circumstances. My thoughts are with you and I will pray for yours and her strength. X

Vicky Hayes said...

Anyone can see that this beautiful card is made from the heart Sue. I'm so sorry to hear that your sister is so ill and of course you will want to be with her as much as you can. Sending hugs, Vicky x

Fliss said...

A beautiful card Suzi and love the fishing quote.
So sorry to hear about Anne and sending you my best wishes for both you and her.
Fliss xx

Jacqueline said...

Hi Suzi - a beautiful card, hope things are going on OK for you and your sister - Jacqueline xx

craftimamma said...

Hello Sue, I'm so sorry to hear your lovely sister is so poorly. Thinking of you both and sending gentle hugs.

Your card is great and I can well imagine the memories it brings forth for you.

Lesley Xx

Valerie said...

I've been very lax with my commenting lately Suzi and have just read your post and realised why I was missing your posts! My thoughts are with you and your sister
Val xx

Val said...


i don't get round to reading blogs that much nowadays, but realised that I miss all the news from the friends I made with the groups. My thoughts are with you, and I I'm so sorry to hear about your sister. Love and hits