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Thursday, 15 March 2012

Family Women

Meandering Book !
 
 
 
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This post is in a horrible muddle as I can't get the photos to stay where I put them . Its called a meandering book and thats just what its done,meandered all over the place!  The top photo is the book opened and the third one down is the book closed, I couldn't post it at  all with blogger as it would only let me post one photo.  The lilac in the background is not part of the book, just something I used to take the photos on.  The Gingersnaps Chestnut Challenge theme for Granny's Photo Album gave me the idea for this project. Often in the family tree the woman are not focused on as much as the men as they don't carry on the family name so I thought I would make a little book about them. I am fortunate to have photographs of them all back to my great,great,great Grandmother who was born in 1786, her youngest son was one of the early photographers. I was never lucky enough to know either of my Grandmothers unfortunately.One Grandmother and a Great,Great Grandmother were dressmakers so I like to think thats where my love of  sewing /haberdashery stuff comes from(not that I do any actual sewing these days!) 

Gingersnaps Chestnut Theme - Granny's Photo Album

11 comments:

  1. Joan you are so lucky to have all these photographs, they are wonderful. A wonderful display.
    Hope to see you Saturday at GNP.
    Avril xx

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  2. Loving the idea of Family Women and a gorgeous set of photos you have there. This is perfect for the Gingersnaps Challenge. Annette x

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  3. A fantastic way to show the women of the family. It must bring you loads of memories.
    Yvonne x

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  4. You're lucky to have such great photos, and you've certainly done them justice in your meandering album!

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  5. What a great way to show off those fab photos! Thanks for playing the Granny's Photo Album Challenge at Gingersnap Creations! Don't forget to come back and vote for your favorite entry after the challenge closes!

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  6. Hi Joan this is a fabulous display of all your female family members. How amazing that you have a photograph dating back to 1786 that is absolutely incredible. Off to have another look now. X

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  7. Ooops just re-read your post, my mistake LOL still an amazingly old photo. X

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  8. Had a great day yesterday, and so pleased we met up.
    Yes, quite tired last night, just sat and drooled over the new stash - have been playing today!
    Avril xx

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  9. Joan.......LOVE IT, LOVEIT, LOVE IT What a fantastic idea!!! I might have to pinch it ! These will be a fantastic keepsake for ever in your family. Your right , the women never took centre stage, but were usually the cornerstone of the family.
    Can't wait to see what you do with the Pan Pastels. Have heard so much about them but haven't got a clue really what they do!! I will watch this space as theysay.
    Love Carol xx

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  10. Just gorgeous & so precious Joan :-)

    I'm also very lucky to have old family photo's & I'm just collecting more from Mum whilst I'm here in Oz with her.

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  11. These are lovely! And you have such delightful handwriting!

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