Brynwood Needleworks. A few days ago Donna did a post regarding her husband's silhouette and how she was able to display it.
I was remembering I had my silhouette done when I was a young girl and I should get it out to view.
As you can see, I found it. Mine however is in terrible condition. My mother's home burned down years ago and therefore it has lots of smoke and water damage. I feel extremely fortunate to even have it after all those years.
I remember when it was done. Our family was at a state fair and one of the vendors was hand cutting silhouettes. I don't have any idea how much it cost but I know my mother got one of each of three of us sisters.
Come to think of it...I have a passion for small scissors and cannot get enough pairs. No...sadly I cannot cut paper into any silhouettes or bugs or anything else.
It makes me happy to have my Silhouette by Nemo even in the sad condition it is in...frame and all. You know that it is quite old as I am decades from nine or ten now.
Thank you Donna for hosting Memory Lane Mondays. I love reading stories that are shared from the heart.
Happy Week of Productivity to all in this busy season. Jingle Bell Joys...
I love that you have your very own silhouette! It's wonderful that it was spared in the fire, and so sad that there was a fire at all. Nemo was definitely a talent to have made such detail in your image, and then to have created the bitty little bug for you, too!
Thank you so much for joining me for Memory Lane Monday. I'm honored that you shared a story form your childhood today.
So glad you're a friend! Happy Week!!
That's gorgeous! I want that done for my kids :) Especially hand drawn and cut, not photoshopped and computer cut ;) Very lucky that survived the fire! My husbands grandma had her five kids' silhouette painted on her kitchen cupboards. They were there for over 40 years!ReplyDelete
Love this post!ReplyDelete
What a treasure and the wonderful story that goes with it.You must be able to close your eyes and be back there watching him cut with the tiny scissors . Thank you for sharing your sweet memories.ReplyDelete
Oh how lucky you are to have that picture, and look at your long eyelashes! Thank you for showing us!! What a treasure!ReplyDelete
Sherry, you are looking so sweet, and lovely-and such a beautiful work -you must feel happy to still own this silhoette ,dear.ReplyDelete
Wow Sherry. To think that back then they did everything by hand. Today everything is machine or electronic related. How sad. We are going backwards instead of forward. My girls are 22 and 20 and don't know a phone number by memory, only if they have the phones with them. If they lose the phone they will lose their brains. That goes with everything and the young generation. Technology has killed this country and continues to. No customer service, only recording. SAD SAD SAD.ReplyDelete
Sorry I got side tracked with this.
Very nice silhouette. So glad you were able to take care of it and cherish it all these years.
what a beautiful piece/heirloom to have! :) I always wanted one as a little girl. It was a true art making such gorgeous pieces in the past!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful memory! I remember making silhouettes in school. Of course, ours were very primitive compared to your works of art. One of our kindergarten teachers is very talented and can just cut out shapes and letters with scissors... no drawing involved! I have trouble following the lines someone else has drawn on the paper!ReplyDelete
By the way... another thing we have in common... lots of little scissors! : )
Being a lover of silhouettes, yours is just beautiful with all the added beauty marks.ReplyDelete
I no longer have mine from grade school, durnit. I used to collect silhouettes & had over 800, they covered my walls, I enjoyed every single cut & pen & ink beauty. I now only have about 75 or so.
Hope you had a lovely holiday celebration.
Have a wonderful week ~
What a wonderful memory and keepsake. Isn't it amazing how we can trace back our luv of certain things!ReplyDelete
What a precious memory Sherry and to still have the silhouette in it's frame, whatever the condition is wonderful!ReplyDelete
What a cute little girl you were -just look at those eyelashes!!
Thanks for sharing xx
Wow Sherry! You are SO fortunate to have that silhouette after the fire. It's beautiful. Takes a lot of talent to cut freehand like that. I can barely cut a straight line anymore. So sweet that he even cut a little bug for you. I actually made silhouettes of my boys when they were little. Certainly not as detailed as this but I thought I did an okay job based on the photo. :) Have a great week. TammyReplyDelete
what a treasure this is! i loved reading your story of nemo.....he sounds like quite an accomplished artist to be able to snip at black paper and create such a wonderful masterpiece! thanks for sharing your sweet memory with us! xoxoReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing such a nice memory. I remember eons ago when I was young and silhouettes were all the rage. How nice to have yours as a keepsake.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed your story also. And the silhouette is exquisite...I love its simple yet masterly design.ReplyDelete
Your so lucky it survived the fire and water dameage, What a treasure and wonderful memories of your childhood. I think its amazing what some people can create with just a few simple toolsReplyDelete
This is beautiful! I had mine done when I was little...ReplyDelete
Yours seems so unique with the hair texture!
Love the bug :)
This is so precious. Whar an incredible story. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. You are all keeping me afloat!
LOVE these silhouettes!ReplyDelete
What great treasures, for sure! Playing catch up on blog reading tonight...glad I got to see this! Have a wonderful Friday - TanyaReplyDelete