Tuesday, November 20, 2012

More About the Flower Swap

One by one, we lined up our creations.  Anxious with anticipation!  Still hearing

that voice inside saying, "Did I do enough?  Did I do too little?"  And not

knowing the answer until each one was opened.  Scooping up our parcels,

we headed to a corner of the room ready to see what laid inside each 

beautifully presented box.  Within seconds, we turned into group of giddy

women, delighted with fabulous fabric flowers each different from the other!



A creamy, white wired ribbon rose ... 8" in diameter. Layer upon
layer creating this luscious look. Can't you see this on a boudoir pillow?



Taupe petals, mixed with glittered tulle. Each edge tinged in a deeper shade of taupe due to its fabrication.  Petals gently curled up. A lovely rhinestone center. And backed with a vintage crocheted doily. Delicious!



A Dior rose!  A lovely twist of fabric to create the folds.  Pearl center and cream seam binding cascading down. So unique. So elegant!



A beautifully inspired vintage fabric flower that laid flat... as if found in the
bottom of a drawer.  Shell pink fabric petals mixed with cream.  Touches of
lace and chiffon.  A rhinestone center. Very romantic!


Was this not a fabulous swap or what?  How I would love for all of us to sit

down and teach each other our tricks!


 

As for mine with the story about Elise, I thought I would print it here so 

it's easier to read.  Enjoy!

                Elise pushed her way through the
       throngs of passengers gathered at
       the railing of the Olympia. She lets
       out a gasp at the realization that
       they had finally arrived at their
       destination.
       A new country...
       A new beginning!
       As Elise brushes away the tears
       that have welled up in her eyes,
       her slight fingers brush against the
       corsage her mother had pinned on
       her wool coat before leaving.  Worn
       from traveling, she is grateful for the
       reminder of where she came from..
       and what she left behind.    

                  


6 comments:

  1. All the flowers are gorgeous.Oh,what a wonderful swap.Thanks for posting the story about Elise.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  2. Oh I can't decide if the taupe or the pink one is my fav.... But, how I LOVE your (Elise's) story!!! Thank you for typing it out for us to read. SOOOOOOOOO Sweet! I see you signed up for Diana's June class. I haven't pulled the trigger yet... Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Hop by to visit soon I haven't heard from you in ages! HUGS!
    Charlene

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    1. So good to hear from you and yes, I WILL hop by! So hope you decided to take Diana's class as I would love to get together again! You have a fabulous Thanksgiving, Charlene!

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  3. these are all just gorgeous! LOVE LOVE LOVE them all!
    xo and HAPPY THANKSGIVING SWEET FRIEND!
    Rae

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    1. Enjoy Thanksgiving, too, Rae! I hope you're surrounded with family and friends!

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  4. these are all just gorgeous! LOVE LOVE LOVE them all!
    xo and HAPPY THANKSGIVING SWEET FRIEND!
    Rae

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