Friday, February 15, 2008

All the Quilters.....

out there are probably going to throw up their hands in horror at my attempt at "log cabin" for the February TIF second offering. This one is using both memories and the colour pallette.

This is my school "satchel". I am left handed and pens never went the way I wanted them too, I suppose the only thing I was fortunate in was, that unlike some of my contemporaries, I was not forced to write with my right hand, thanks to the tiny village school I went to see here. The blue and white gingham is reminiscent of school dresses and the peach colour is not a million miles away from the colour of my school blouse at my first secondary school. The navy blue round the edge is, of course, my gym knickers complete

complete with pocket and clean handky on the back, though I don't think my school handkerchiefs ever had lace on them or stayed clean for long!!

6 comments:

Debbi Baker said...

Hi Pat - I have just had a lovely browse and read through your last several posts (time has obviously got away from me as I seemed to have a lot to read!). I love your memories and I love both of your TIF creations!! Very inventive and very much associated with memories.

Doreen G said...

what a great thing to make for the challenge Pat and your explanation is well thought out.

Vicki W said...

Very clever!

Cestandrea said...

Dear Pat, how beautiful your blog is, and these works are so touching together with your story!
Thanks for playing at my lotterie:) I have so much fun with you, my blogfriends. I'll put your bloglink on my blog, if you don't mind,
have a wonderful time

Cestandrea said...

PS: I love Johnny Depp, too...

jacqui said...

I think this is a brilliant bag complete with the scratchy writing. My hankies had little bunnies on the them, lacy hankies were for adults only!