I am still purging (as in cleaning stuff out of the house...not the other kind), and there are 8 more plastic bags of goodies to take to the thrift store. As I mentioned in the previous post, I am getting rid of things I don't love anymore....books, gadgets, what-nots, and do-dads.
The layout below is one from the May Sassy Scrapper kit. The photos are of Polly, my half-sister, one of my 60 Influential People. The layout has special meaning for several reasons. Polly taught me to sew when I lived with her during my teen years. She is an incredible seamstress and quilt maker. For years she has made and donated quilts. Many of her quilts went to Katrina victims, and she has donated quilts locally to fire and tornado victims. Every year she also makes lap throws to donate to a local nursing home. I added the pattern pieces to the layout for visual interest and to tie in the title. The flowers were made from lace I dyed. Buttons and straight pins were used to embellish and tie into the sewing theme. The pattern paper is Graphic 45.