Hello my lovely dovelies!
This week flew by in super sonic speed again, came home from my business trip late on Wednesday evening and had full throttle at work the two days that were left.
Let me share some piccies from the Swedish west coast where we had our meeting.
This really gorgeous lady is my boss, the guy sitting next to her in a
stripey rugby shirt is our CFO. I think he must be the only man that I
know who can pull of wearing a .... BOW TIE without looking ridiculous!
This picturesque scene is from one of the many fishing communities in the archipelago. As is the case with seasides everywhere, it gets inundaded by city folks during the summer months.
Ice cold white wine and a pile of these treasures from the sea, cannot think of a better dinner while the sun was setting and the waves were lapping gently against the shore a stone's throw from the veranda where we were sitting. Divine evening!
Because of my business trip, I didn't have any time to create a page for the TCR palette #113 but as I have worked some weeks ahead with the CSI Case Files, I have a page to share for the Case File # 22 that was released yesterday;
We are celebrating all things royal in June, as June is the month of the Queen's Birthday! Our very good British friend, Tracee Provis told that this year is an especially momentous year, as it's the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. This year, the Queen will celebrate 60 years on the throne. Our inspiration image (aka "The Scene") came from Castles, Crowns, and Cottages blog.
We are beyond excited to have Emma Trout as our Special Agent this month! It is such an honor to have her here with us this month!
And here comes my take:
All papers are from Jolee´s Creations' new collection called French General.
As evidence I have used patterned trims, my fiber is tied around the knitting needles, I have used gesso (wet medium) and have a resin crown tucked in next to the little envelope.
It just dawned on me that I never photographed the back of my page where the journalling is. The photo triggered my memory of how my mother always seemed to have a knitting on the go wherever she went. She supplied our whole extended family with socks and mittens but loved to knit something elaborate for me although I'm ashamed to say, I never appreciated wearing home-knitted sweaters back then. All I wanted was store-bought ones, just like the ones that all the other girls were wearing.
My childhood bestie Elsi has her birthday a couple of weeks before mine and as Elsi spent a lot of time at our house as her own mum was very ill, she became like a family member. One year, we must have been about 10 years old then, my mum knitted a red cardigan that had glimmering gold thread spun in together with the red yarn. I was so jealous of Elsi who got to wear her cardigan before I did, and wouldn't listen to any reason from my mum. Elsi had ruined the pleasure of my wearing the cardigan. Years and years afterwards I found my cardigan in mum's closet, neatly folded away. How I must have broken my mother's heart with my attitude and it makes me really so ashamed thinking about it even after all these years.
The photo is from a Finnish site but could very well have been taken from my childhood kitchen table where my mum kept her knitting.
DA chippie flourish coated in Ice Stickles in Gold. The metal be-jewelled trinket and leaves are also from Jolee´s.
I love how the papers look like vintage linen tea towels or cotton fabric.
This little envelope with a note spelling "love" is from Anna Griffin, as are the layers under it. The metal trinkets with red jewels are from Jolee´s.
I fussy cut the little blue flowers from one of the papers and decorated them with liquid pearls.
And so we've come to the end of this post. Thanks a bunch for popping by and for your much appreciated comment.
Take care! cheers!