Monday, 12 May 2008

My First Skinny

Well I've really struggled to produce anything today - I've thrown loads of 'bodged' efforts in the bin! But I've persevered and done a challenge. This is the Skinny Saturday challenge http://skinnysaturdays.blogspot.com/ and the theme this week is 'When we were young.....'
The photo is of me at school and the writing at the bottom is copied from a letter I wrote to my uncle Lou in Canada, telling him I was going to be a bridesmaid. I was 5 at the time and absolutely loved school...hence all the hearts!Incredibly, my uncle saved the letter and gave it back to me a couple of years ago.

Well, I can't wait to have my thumb sorted out at the docs tomorrow....its starting to smell like liver (sorry, thats probably too much information).
Love Linda xx

13 comments:

Shashi Nayagam said...

That is a beautiful ATC Inspite of your hand being injured you have created such a lovely ATC. I love the picture of you as a little girl and looks like you must have been your uncle's favourite niece as he has kept the card all these years.

Jaqi said...

How lovely that he kept that letter all those years, and even more lovely that you got to have it back again, to keep forever. Hope the finger is getting a bit better, Jaqi x

Mandy C said...

well i love your skinny well done Linda for perserving with your thumb! ouch. liver = yuck! lol

fantastic to use 'real' pics on your work

Sarah said...

Great Skinny Thanks for taking the challenge!!!!

Cookie Sunshine said...

Linda, this is a beautiful skinny. And what a very pretty picture of you! I also really like your bridesmaids drawing. How special. Your uncle was so wonderful to keep it for so many years. Obviously, you are very special to him.

Hugs,
Cookie

Chriss Rollins said...

linda,
a askinny oh will have to have a go at them as thats the only skinny i will ever be.
how lovely to get your letter back... a special uncle and the drawing do you see a resemlence to anyone...
the head dress you are wearing reminds me of the headress Frida has on your stamp you have used on the dancing Frida's...as soon as i looked I though of Frida.
let me know do you see the same.
lots of challenges you are taking on well done.
Chriss x

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh wow this is Skinny is gorgeous. Absolutely awesome. Love it.

sesga loves 1950s said...

Wow you managed to make a beautiful skinny EVEN WITH A INJURD THUMB you are a hardcore artist I must say .I adore the drawing you made at 5 for your uncle you were a fantastic artist back then . hope you get better soon ,it must be terrible not being able to do house work!!! LOL . love from sesga xx

Chriss Rollins said...

Hi linda,
love your new profile photo it's lovely.

hope the hands mendng and that your are ok, thinking about you.

sesga loves 1950s said...

Hi Linda love the new profile photo ,now I know what you really look like ,your really pretty .Its always nice to put a face to the blog I think .
love from sesga xx

Jaqi said...

Hi Linda, Im sure I left a message somewhere last night to say how much i loved your new hair style and now i can see it anywhere. Very strange....I was up till 1.40am so goodness knows whose blog ive put it on thinking it was yours! Oh dear....well i love your new hair do , you suit it , Did you get it done for your holidays? or did you just fancy a change? Well its lovely! So Happy new haircut! xx Jaqi

sakazoke said...

Your skinny is gorgeous Linda. Im so hopeless at skinnies but you seem to have a good eye for the detail that go into them.
How is the thunb? Is it feeling better? Just keep it clean as you dont want infection to set in.
Hugs
Tina
xx

Rein said...

Beautiful first skinny,
wonderful letter! :0)