Saturday, March 22, 2014

Our Two Memory Boards - Book of Me

The two boards in this post are the closest we have to memory boards in our home.  (Sorry for the reflections in the one below.  The board is in a location where it doesn't get much light so a flash is necessary.  And neither are the very clearest of photos, but you get the idea.)

This board... at the end of a hallway leading from near our kitchen to our family room.  I see it a dozen or more times every day.  It holds all of our most recent family photos (at least the ones we've printed or that have been sent to us) and it reminds me of the preciousness of my family.

It's about 25" x 35" and is made from a 50-cent mirror frame purchased without the mirror, some foamcore, fabric, ribbons, buttons, embroidery floss, and a few toothpicks.

This board ...
... is not exactly a memory board in the strictest sense of the word.  It's more like a bulletin board with plenty of reminders to jog my memory and help me stay focused.  It is 4 feet by 5 feet and sits to the right of our computer.  It has just one family photo, other photos and images I like, quotes with thoughts that I need to keep in mind, a clock, a calendar, a list of family birthdays, and other miscellaneous flat, hang-able things that are interesting (to me, at least).  My daughters and I made this a dozen or more years ago from homosote with Osnaburg stretched over it.

I love having both of these boards:  adding, subtracting, and rearranging are so easy and I enjoy looking at them.

This is another post in The Book of Me series, created by Julie Goucher of Anglers Rest.  The prompt, #23, for this post was "Memory Board."


1 comment:

  1. I am curious about some of the items on your 2nd Memory Board. So, here I that a working clock? A Susan Branch calendar? And what's the story regarding the feathers? The children must love the first one, although I wouldn't be surprised if some of them are grown now. Thanks for sharing some of your personal life with us.


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