In her day one of the few ways young women had to communicate was with a fan… The difference between their lives was as great as the difference between the fan language and the cell phone. Thus the inspiration of this piece of needlework.
I waited until my granddaughter had finally settled and has her own home to give her this for Christmas.
I actually disassembled a cell phone to put the numbers on this piece so you can see how even cell phones have changed since 2010. The text message on the phone roughly translates
Dear great-great granddaughter Madi,
Your life is so awesome. Between you
and me, you are so lucky. You go girl.
But “TGAL”think globally, act locally
as even the smallest things you do affect everyone.
From the bottom of my heart I love you.
Great great grandmother Margaret…
If you didn't notice, take a second look and check out the variety of fans I created and I had some great seams on this piece.. You can see at this point of construction that I put down ribbons and trim over seams and then embellish them.