Thank you dear friends and followers for your visits, for your love and prayers for both myself and Freddie.
I really appreciate you taking the time to call in, view my artwork and leave such wonderful comments.
Sending you all love, hugs and blessings,

June xxx

Sunday 19 May 2013

Take a Word.. Sewing..

I am so honoured today that Marie asked me to host our Sewing Challenge this week on Take a Word. I thought I'd go for a more amusing take and found all these pictures online.That wonderful patch in the background and the old posters. You may have heard the old slogan from wartime days, when you had coupons to buy some new clothes. So you remade your old ones.

Also while browsing for the same thing I came across a picture of the actual pattern I made my wedding dress from. I was gobsmacked! So I had to do another one. I altered the neckline of the dress to make a deep V and it was made from 9 1/2 yards of heavy rose patterned satin. I wore my mother's pearls and that is my stepfather, bless him, trying to straighten my veil. So it was One Wet and Windy day in October 1955!
I'm so looking forward to seeing all your sewing pics.
                                            Thanks for visiting me.  Love and Hugs,
                                                                             June xxx


sirkkis said...

Oooh, June! You are so fabulous in your lovely wedding dress. So great idea and creation. Love your another beautiful work, too xxx

Judy said...

What a beautiful bride, June, so lovely to use the photo iin your collage, love your fun collage too! No much
' make do & mend' these days in our throwaway society'
The sewing machine looks to be the same one that I have, used to be my Grandmother's!

Sim said...

You are a so wonderful bride dear June!
It's touching that you share so much with us all!
You are such a sweet heart! :)
Beautiful collages!

indybev said...

I love both pieces, June. Thanks for sharing the very personal glimpse of your wedding day!

Anni - My Creative Life and Mixed Media Books said...

Dear June both your pieces are so beautifully done, love that you used the lovely wedding image of you and your husband.
Hugs Anni

Taluula said...

Both pieces are lovely in very different ways, June. And how clever to make your own wedding dress ... I wouldn't be able to make even a handerchief.

Lori Saul said...

What a beautiful bridal photo and love your button people too June- a great challenge!

Salla said...

Lovely pieces, and how cool that you had used a photo from your own wedding day. The photographer has really caught the moment in capturing the attempt to straighten your veil!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Go to the top of the class! Both these samplers are wonderful...terrific artwork!

Cousin Freddie said...

Lovely photo Junie! I can remember the day very well! Mum made me come up to you at the Church Door, and give you a horseshoe - I didn't want to!! Then later, I was sick down the stairs of the Blue Anchor - the hotel your Mum & Hibe kept at that time!! Beastly child! lol Can't believe where the years have gone to xx

Deann said...

June you always find a way to make you art so lovely and personal...I always feel like I'm visiting a friend when I visit your blog...you're such a sweetheart.

Bärbel said...

Auf dem Foto sehe ich eine wunderschöne Braut, das Kleid ist ein Traum, June, und die Collage eine wunderbare Erinnerung.
Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Lovely mix of vintage images in this!

Ozstuff said...

June - Many thanks for hosting the challenge this week. Your pictures are beautiful - especially the one featuring you as the gorgeous bride! What a looker!!