The challenge was to use a year in the title, post a picture of significance for the period, and journal its importance. In 1938, Grandma Ruth worked in a Sewing Room during the Great Depression. She learned a skill by sewing clothing for men, women and children. Her sons in the picture are wearing summer suits she made for them. The papers I used are from My Mind's Eye, the Lost & Found collection ("Buddies" papers), They added some elegance to blend in with the theme of the summer suits, and the vintage photo with the decorative trim around the original photo. I made the little butterfly pebble charms on top of the cogs. Do you see the juxtaposition in this picture? I found it rather strange that the boys are wearing their summer suits, barefoot with their toy rifles in their hands newly purchased by their Uncle Bill (pictured). Grandma Ruth always tried to add some elegance to her humble life. If you're interested in making those butterfly charms, please check out Paulien's tutorial at
Thanks for looking...now back to creating.
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