MY BANNER IS FINALLY DONE









Well, it has taken some time, but Michelle from Shabby Creations has finally finished my banner.  She did a great job, don't you think.  This was a fun project as I put things that were meaningful to me in my banner.  My grandmother Maupin died when I was very young, but to this day when I think of her , I realize how much she influenced me.   She dressed  beautifully in her time, was very spiritual and gave me the only doll I ever owned.  Her home was one of comfort and warmth to a little girl who came from less than an ideal environment.  Her house was close to mine in the little town where we lived.  I would often walk over to visit and she would make me a wonderful lunch and show me her latest gardening successes in her yard.  I surely miss her, and as I have gotten older, am beginning to realize no matter how long someone is in your life they can truly make a difference.  So please, dear friends, open your eyes today and notice everyone and anyone who you come in contact with -  you never know how much they will influence you.

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Comments

  1. Oh Jo!! It's just BEAUTIFUL!! I love everything! What a wonderful collage of treasures and it looks so good with your background too! We women love for our "homes" to be pretty don't we?? I hope your day is going great sweetie ~ and you're right, we should always remember that how we treat someone, even if it's for a short time, it could affect their day, week or even more! hugs and love, Dawn

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  2. She has done a fabulous job. The banner is so special. I also like the old keys on the labels on the side bar.
    I am glad for you that you had your grandmother to soften the harshness. We should always try to be the person in someones life that makes that difference.

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  3. Thankyou for your sweet comment! I am loving traveling up the coast as seeing sights that I haven't see for years. And in a travel trailer is a first for me.

    Your banner is indeed a work of art from the heart!

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  4. Your blog is looking so lovely! Thank you for following me along on my latest adventure!
    xoxo
    Pam

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  5. Very pretty and well done. Looks really nice.

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  6. Jo,

    This is just beautiful, and I know how much your grandma meant to you.....when we keep the people that loved us close in our heart, they never really ever go away.....Love you! Sandy

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