Friday, June 12, 2009

From a Napkin

daisy The other day when we had our card club, our hostess had napkins with three daisies.  Two yellow and one orangeish.  The napkins had yellow and green plaid where I have the circles (I didn't have any plaid).  The stamp is an altered Penny Black.  I used just one daisy and stamped three times.  Colors are Autumn TerraCotta and Sunflower.  Sunflower centers are Outdoor Denim. Stems are Clover Meadow.  Circle paper is Lime Rickey from Basic Grey.  Cardstock is white and Outdoor Denim. 

I am basically packed.  Just have a few last minute things to do like balance checkbook, look up some addresses, vacuum, wash the kitchen floor, etc.  Speaking of addresses one of the things we want to do is go to Oshkosh Wisconsin and look up the place my Mother lived when she was a baby.  We have the address but when I put it in Microsoft Streets it came up east and west.  I have a picture of the house across the road from where she lived but since that was in 1915 I'm sure the house has changed.  My Mother's older brother froze to death on Lake Winnebago January 23, 1915 when he was 12 years old.  I have a picture of him, my Mother, and another brother and sister.  My Grandmother told me the story but I never could find a birth or death record of him.  He was on the 1910 census but I wanted more.  Then one day I found the newspaper article about the tragedy quite accidentally.  He was indexed under his grandfather's name.  And it was front page headlines.   Even though it was tragic the article was very informative and fascinating.  There was a picture of him and it was the same boy in the picture that I have.  Didn't mean to get so long but I think that genealogy is so intriguing. 

Since we are leaving for the wedding on Sunday I won't be posting any cards for awhile but maybe I might post about our travels.  Later

1 comment:

Kathi Carlson said...

I love this card and the fact you were inspired by a napkin. The colors are awesome. I hope you have fun on your trip and your travels are safe. Look forward to hearing about it, too. Take care!