My Whimcees

My Whimcees

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Love Is All Around


I am in love with this pair - Mo Manning's digital images "Oskar" and "Mummu" - they have my heart. 

In June, I posted a card using these two digital images for the first time and I wrote how they reminded me of a favorite uncle and aunt - my father's brother Hank and his wife Sally. My father and his family came to America from Denmark when he was a child. He was the youngest so here the longest and as an adult he had very little Danish accent left to his speech (although he said that he still thought in Dane) but most all of the rest of his siblings, especially the older ones, had the old country accent and way of speaking. These two remind me so much of the old country and Hank and Sally.

My aunt, uncle and my father have all passed but these two images bring back many memories of them all - one was the dancing. All of us cousins learned to dance with our parents - on the weekends at the local Moose Club where our fathers served as president. We learned the waltz, the polka, the shotishe, the two-step, the hootchy kootchy - yes that is a dance! :<) All of the classic ballroom dances and then some! Our parents were all beautiful dancers and we started young - standing on their feet while they did the steps across the dance floor.

Everything on the two images is paper pieced with the exception of the skin and hair. I used two patterned papers and even the small hearts on her skirt and the barrett in her hair are pieced. I am entering this card in the current challenge on Mo Manning's Challenge Blog at where the theme is "Love is All Around" - and Oskar & Mummu and/or Hank & Sally share an abundance! When they dance together they are in a magic world of their own. 

Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog today! Wishing you love all around you - and dancing!

Barbara Diane


debby4000 said...

Oh WOW Barbara these two are brilliant together and love their matching outfits.

Debbie said...

Adorable, love how you paper pieced these two together... So cute. Especially those plaid shoes. Thanks as always for joining us at Mo's.


Lisa Jane said...

oh its wonderful... i love the image .. and the starry sky
Lisa x

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. Thank you for sharing this little bit about your family. What wonderful memories.

Katie said...

I love the memories you shared about your family. The paper piecing in this card is wonderful!

Pat said...

Ohhhh Barbara Diane! This card is just fabulous! I love these two as well...and your paper piecing is amazing! Love it!! So glad you've joined us again this week at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank

Elizabeth Allan said...

You paper pieced those hearts?!! Incredible Barbara!

Elaine said...

This is beautiful Barbara fantastic work well done Hugs Elaine

Elaine L. said...

Great job on the paper-piecing! You've used these two so well together! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

Ann English said...

Love, love, LOVE this card, Barbara! Perfection!