It's is dedicated to a longtime dear friend, family physician Dr. Deborah Duerden-McDonald, who died October 11th., 2007, eighteen months after a diagnosis of Inflammatory Breast Cancer, and fifteen months after marrying the love of her life, her Jamie. Debbie and I spent many long evenings crafting together, sharing a glass or two of wine. She generously bequeathed me the vast contents of her craft room, many of which were used in constructing this piece.
I'm not sure how well you can see the crows, so here are a couple of pics to show a little more detail. I used a Dreamweaver Brass Stencil, a musical background stamp and a sentiment stamp all from Quietfire Design.
This was posted in the Quietfire Design newsletter today (THANK YOU Suzanne),
so here's a link if you're interested in seeing the construction instructions.
Just a wee plug here, if you aren't signed up for Suzanne's QFD newsletters yet, you ought to think about it. They're like FABULOUS little mini-classes for all kinds of artsy things, and there's a collection of archived newsletters here, which can keep you busy for days! :) To subscribe to all the newsletters, click here, and then click on the top right where it says click here again. :) Thanks so much for stopping to visit again today. I'd love to know what you think (good or bad!) of my "out-of-the-comfort-zone" project.
I'd like to share some pictures with you.
This Debbie and "her Jamie" on their wedding day by the sea, such a short time ago.
This is Debbie's "Run for the Cure" team. Debbie is in the centre of this photo...still smiling...
which was taken ten months ago, just shortly before she died.