I used some woodgrain fabric (a fab find from Ikea!) and orange DMC floss to outline.
And then I decided to make a matching one for Grandma!
"Look at you, with your silly grin and wantonly carefree attitude.
If only you knew...
If only you knew you were about to embark on some heavy times. Some very low points and then extreme hard times.
If only you knew you were about to lose a very important person in your life, so slowly and so wretchedly to cancer.
If only you knew you'd slip so far down into sadness and darkness that it was hard to think of the world as anything but gray and black.
If only you knew you'd try endlessly and fruitlessly to find work, a job, a career, a purpose.
If only you knew you'd become an Aunt and the world would burst forth anew.
If only you knew the low times don't last forever, if you have the willpower to make things changes.
If only you knew you'd get a job that would start you on your dream career, the one that let's you travel.
If only you knew that with time and patience and a little help from God, that any situation, however low or bad can somehow become your ideal, your dream."