Tuesday, August 3, 2010
In Honor of an Angel
Today I learned of a challenge in which we were to use a dress form to create our project...And I made this in honor of my husband’s mother who passed away 2 years ago. Her name was Fannie and she was a highly spiritual person who took her five children to church every Sunday.
Six years ago when I was taking a graduate course in religion, I needed to research some Biblical stories. I was not sure where to begin to look for specific scenarios within the text that would prove my theoretical point. At that time, she was in her 80s. I called her on the phone from California (she was in Indiana) and she knew exactly which stories I should research, what chapters they were located in, and even began quoting them verbatim. I couldn’t believe it! But, she was a life student of the Bible and knew the material.
She sewed for many years and even owned her own business. She not only created beautiful items, but she also used that time to minister to customers and workers who were so very fond of her. When I saw this dress form, I immediately thought of her and I also thought of how rare it is to know someone with such a commitment to the Lord that they LIVE it on a daily basis. Fannie was one of those people.
This raspberry red “dress form” tag was created with commercial papers, embellishments, and ink. The female image is from Marie’s Freebie’s. It includes quilled flowers that were handmade by me.
It is being linked up to Tag Tuesday--hugs to Sarah!
and Rednesday--hugs to Sue!
Posted by Cindy Adkins at 11:28 PM