Monday, August 3, 2015

Far from Home

Rubber Stamp - The Ache For Home Lives In All Of Us - Homesick Family Hometown Quote Sentiment - Altered Attic - 00372 - Mounted
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So far from home.  So very far from home.  These are frequently said in my home.  Photos hold so many memories of childhood days, wedding photos of bright days—all do not do justice for longing of those babies cuddled and now grown.

My daughter now says those words to her own family.  Mary is and has always been an adventurer; she met and married Richard in Cambridge, England.  Now they are in Switzerland, along with 3-year old Benjamin.

Recently she asked to put my quilting skills to work and make some pennants to replace the baby-themed ones that then hung across Benjamin’s wall.

In front of our house


Don’t forget!  Remember us!  Here we are, little man!

Richard and Mary's families
Mary's side of the family


So far from home, but at least now we are almost there.  



Photos are iron-on inkjet printable fabric sheets. Works well enough, but I also sewed around the fabric photos. The pennants are detachable and reversible.



31 comments:

  1. You are so clever with needle and thread and this one even looks like you're a whizz with photographs. Really delightful, Susan.

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    1. Benjamin carries the extra ones around. He knows all the names of the relatives, and the pennants are reversible with new photos.

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    3. I was visiting at my daughter's house, and did not realize that her name would be up and instead of my name!
      What I said...

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  2. That will sure help him remember away as it hangs in his room.

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    2. He has something to look at now, instead of ducklings and cows.
      Susan Kane

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  3. What a sweet way to keep the family close!

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    1. That plus Skype. Grandpa sang a song for him last week. He was entranced; G-pa has a beard.
      Susan Kane

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  4. Such a loving amount of hard work. Benjamin will remember you for this, if nothing else. Will you send him more to hang as time goes on?

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    1. I misjudged the amount of work involved. It took weeks and weeks of drudgery sewing. And finding the photos. And transferring them to fabric, And...

      But they loved it.Susan Kane

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  5. They are beautiful. A LOT of work, but beautiful. And moving.

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    1. I hope he will remember us when we see him again, recognize us.
      A lot of work, yes. Fun, too.

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  6. I have never worried about home per se. Having moved from the UK to Canada, the States and back to Canada, I guess I don't have roots anywhere. Those are beautiful pennants.

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    1. You could make some for yourself...?

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    1. I hope the little guy looks at my pennant and says, "Dinosaur!"

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    1. I hope he will still look at them when he is older.

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    1. There are so many sewing products that allow quilters to make interesting items.

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  11. This is a new kindle family tree and so much fun. I am sure those pennants will be used and saved for a lifetime.

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  12. The pennants are a great idea! what a wonderful way to ensure Benjamin knows what you all look like and who you are.

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    1. When we connect with them in the future, I hope he hugs us all with the right names.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!