The card I made brought a memory of her to mind. She must have been in her early 50's - like I am now - and was at our house watching us for some reason. She had a sewing machine out and was having a devil of a time getting the needle threaded. (RIght??) She asked me if I'd bring my eight-year-old self over and thread the needle for her. Which I did pretty promptly and added, "Grandma, that was eeeaaasssyyy!" She laughed and probably said something about her old eyes and how lucky she was that I was there. Glass-half-full.
This card features what I would call REAL faux stitching because I punched holes in the card before adding the white gel pen. It does look real! Other than that clever sentiment from The Project Bin's "Born Yesterday" set, there's nothing else that's overly clever. Just an A2 card with three background layers with sponged edges, and a small two layer background for the sentiment, all with sponged edges. I used twine from an 80% off bin and a button to finish it off. I love the simplicity and how the color layering works.
This card would have been Grandma approved. She would also have laughed at the story and commiserated with me about middle-age eyesight.
She was the best.