I Love You Enough to Let You Go… 14 Days Of Love Event

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I am very excited to be participating in Ashley’s
14 Days of Love
event…  14 Days of amazing projects via 14 different bloggers followed by a ginormous giveaway!!
Cherished Bliss
My project is a love tribute of sorts.   Since my grandmother passed in April, I haven’t been able to cope with my grief all that well.  Every time I think I’m ok,
WHAM… it hits me    
Completed Project
So, I’m going to share with you a multi media LOVE project today.  I call it
I Love You Enough to Let You Go.
Not to forget, but to let go of the sadness that paralyzes my every effort and live my life in a manner that brings honor to what she taught me.
I started out filling my mind with as much inspiration as I could possibly absorb.  Check out  Sew Somerset magazine (I love all of the Somerset magazines!!) for some amazing ideas.  I also read Delight in the Details by Lisa M. Pace cover to cover about 10 times.  I outlined and sketched my ideas over the course of about a week.  I identified the components I wanted in my project (to represent my feelings) and scoured ebay, antique shops, and craft stores to find them.
I used a quilting hoop, but you can use canvas, cardstock, or whatever medium you want!  There is absolutely
to complete this project… that’s what I love about it.
I grabbed an old feed sack, hooped it, and arranged my components.  This process took a day or so while I rearranged things about 20 times until it “flowed.”  My poor sister probably has pictures of all 20 different arrangements as I asked for her input along the way. Smile
Layers are good.
Texture is better.
Variety is vital.
Details are KEY.
After everything is arranged, take a picture so you can remember exact details and spacing.
I outlined the perimeter of my hoop with a water soluble pen so I knew my exact work space after I unhooped the feed sack. 
I then sewed my components on one layer at a time using a variety of stitches, stitch lengths, and neutral thread colors.  This is part of an old quilt top found in my grandmother’s sewing room.
Birthdate Plate
Here is her birthday stamped in metal.  I stamped it, colored over it with a black sharpie, and then wiped the excess off with a damp cloth.
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A copy of a picture with my grandmother holding my mom and uncle.
Love Lifted Me
“Love Lifted Me” sheet music, trim, lace…
BINGO and Bling…  (as far as my grandmother was concerned, the more the merrier on both accounts!)
1938 Sheet Music, antique button, tulle, ric rac
Chiffon and pearl flowers
Cherub clipart courtesy of The Graphics Fairy with a vintage handmade doily and jewelry charm.
Because of you 
The one thing I didn’t get a chance to tell her before she passed from this life to the next…
Never pass up an opportunity to share your love!!
If you missed Kim from The Sasse Life yesterday, go check out her upcycled love picture frame!  Don’t forget to come back to tomorrow and see what Aimee at It’s Overflowing has planned.
Thanks Ashley from Cherished Bliss for coordinating this fabulous event!!
I’m also linking this project with a few of these ladies this week!  Check them out.
This event is sponsored by…
Lily Bella Fabric Ribbon Jar Whimsy Couture Seemingly Smitten
Book Craft image The Little Bird Vixen Made
Joonie Beads Merdith's little shop Liberty Original


Awww...I love it! I miss my Grandmother too! Since I have started my blog I think of her often. She loved to cook.

I apologize for the last comment I was not finished commenting before it was published.

Your project is very sweet and we are who we are because of our precious Grandmothers.

Such a sweet post! Audra, who left the comment about, is my sister and I miss my grandma too! Mainly because she loved life and was always smiling. Sometimes I feel like the things I say come straight out of her mouth!

Thank you so much for sharing this with us and participating in 14 Days of Love! We are all blessed to see this post : )

Excellent job and its breathtaking!! She would be so proud of you and your creations! XOXO!! As I told you before, you can feel the love through each special piece!

Such a sweet and special tribute to your grandmother, this project is full of love!! Happy to have participated in this series with you!!!

Hugs, Michelle

What a sweet project, and a great way to honor your grandmother! I am so happy I found you o 14 days of love!


This is sooo gorgeous! I love all of the textures and colors and of course the beautiful picture as the centerpiece! I would love love love it if you would share with my Pink Hippo party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2012/02/pink-hippo-party-66.html
I am also your newest follower!

Oh how I adore this project! You are a crafty little booger! It's a very nice tribute to your grandmother. I know she sees it and loves it too.

You know, I played bingo once. Those ladies are some serious bingo players! I was super intimidated!!

this is so cute nad vintage!
love the lace and the final result came out really amazing :)

Thanks so much for linking up and following! You're the BEST!

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