Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I have so many fond memories of my aunt. She lived next door to my grandparents and since my mom is the youngest of 5, they were quite old when I knew them. What a joy it was for me to go visit my elderly grandparents knowing that Aunt Verna and my two fun cousins Caroline and Noralee were right next door. We would do the obligatory 'grandparent' visit for 30-45 minutes (it felt like much longer) and then run next door. Aunt Verna would welcome us into her warm and cozy home and there were always homemade goodies to eat and laughter. We often visited in the summer so most of my memories of Aunt Verna revolved around her garden. In the summer she was most often there - in her garden - harvesting beans, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes and of course STRAWBERRIES. Fresh off the vine, they were fabulous. Especially to a suburban kid like me who lived outside NYC. The produce from Aunt Verna's upstate garden was fabulous. My other great Aunt Verna memories in the summer were at her lake house, but that's a story for another day.
I chose a strawberry image to use for my card to remember the gardening Aunt Verna. I'll spend a little time tonight writing up a personal note to include in the card. I was disappointed that I didn't have a lot of photo memories, but Aunt Verna memories are fresh in my mind, so I'll instead recreate the images with words to bless my dear Aunt.
Stamp: Flourishes Strawberry
Paper: Amuse Red, Green Gingham, PTI white, PTI black
Accessories: Silk White Ribbon, white flocking (for the white flower petals), copic markers, corner punch