Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sick Bay...

Bleugh! Have had a week of yukkie sickness in the house. It started the night I came home from Holland with Lucy and by Friday, three of us were in the bed together with fans going, thermometers stuck here and there and calpol dispensed every 4 hours. It's that time of year - pre-Christmas virals. As my mum says we need a good dose of snow to clear away the bugs. Sorry have been a bad blogger but hopefully that's us done on the bug front for Chrimbo!




Managed to scrape myself out of bed to do this week's Scrapwest and I'm glad I did as I have wanted to make this one for ages. When I was a child my favourite thing was when granny came to stay with us for the weekend. She was a fantastic pianist in her youth - in fact I have some of her wonderful grade VI Associated Board Certificates from 1929 framed in the hall. I used to bring her into the sitting room and ask her to play the piano for me. One piece she played so well which always sticks in my mind was Hungarian Rhapsody and I still associate her with it when I hear it on a CD or something. Anyways... she had this amazing collection of 7 music books - probably 100 years old at this stage- and she could play most pieces from them in her prime. Like most people when they get married and have families, the piano skills fade when you don't practice. As she got older, the hands got shakier and the notes got rustier but she still had it into her 70's bless her. Her favourite thing (like me!) was a good old sing somg around the piano. I remember visiting her one Sunday and she brought these books down for me and told me to bring them home with me as she knew I would look after them for her. Apparently an unscrupulous antique dealer had managed to get into her house previously and offered her £10 for the lot but she had the sense to send him packing. SO now I have them and they are my family treasure and hopefully because I have made this LO that my grandchildren will now understand the value of these beautiful books...

Thanks Audrey for the inspirationXX

4 comments:

Audrey said...

What a lovely LO and even nicer sentiment.

HandcraftedbyRuthie said...

Beautiful Layout and beautful story. Lucky girls to have such a hardworking Mumma putting all their history together.Hope you're all feeling better now.

CarolineO said...

Hope ye're all ok by now. The LO is super as is the story behind it. Loved seeing your scrapaganza pics!

Crafty Angel said...

Gorgeous, and perfect, both LO and story!