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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

I'm so excited to show you a drawing my Grandfather drew for and of my Grandmother when they were still newlyweds in 1935. Isn't it sweet? My grandfather was an illustrator for a newspaper at a CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) camp in Cedar City, Utah and was away from my grandmother for months at a time.
I hope to one day make a stitchery out of it, not real sure how to go about it, I love the detail.
My 3 year old son asked me today, "Are you and daddy going to dinner for 'Sometimes Day'? (Valentine's Day) What a cutie!

10 comments:

Pat said...

Very nice...thanks for sharing. Maybe someone who reads this can give you an idea how to turn that into a stitchery. How nice that you still HAVE this card.

Shari said...

What a wonderful family keepsake. It looks like it would translate well into a stitchery.

Did you go out to dinner (or will you as the case may be...)

Millie said...

What a beautiful drawing your grandfather did. Definitely a family keepsake. Happy Valentine's Day to you too.

Dawn said...

Is it a drawing of your grandmother? What a great family heirloom! Happy Sometimes Day!!

osagebluffquilter said...

How Beautiful! You are so lucky to have that keepsake. Would yuo believe there was a Cedar City Missouri? It was located just across the Missouri Ruiver from the Capitol of Jefferson City. Howver it was very prone to floods. After many many floods, the flood of 1993, completely wiped it out.
here is a link to pictures: http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/projects/l142/photos.htm
Happy sometimes day!
Patti

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

oh Mel what a special story, enjoy you "Sometimes day"

Lisa Marie said...

That is beautiful! Yes you should definitely stitch it, what a keepsake that would be.

Julia said...

How gorgeous Mel.
It make a beautiful stitchery and then a beautiful keepsake..
Julia ♥

Tessa said...

WOW, that drawing is AMAZING, and I love the story behind it too. You should totally make an embroidery out of it - what a great idea!

Candace said...

Oh, Mel - have you ever wondered where your creativity came from! What a fantastic picture! My "substitute father" was in the CCC's - they were such a great group of folks back then! I would trace her picture and made it in redwork - you don't have to have all the detail - just enough to know it's her.
Cheers!