Hello, friends. It's been a good few days since my last blog post. Been feeling poorly - gastroenteritis. The usual aches, pains, cramps, fever, nausea, vomiting and a thumping headache.
End of my sob story. Here's my offering for this fortnight's Tag You're It Challenge #42, inspired by Marybeth Lopez's sweet tag. I'm working with Marybeth's colour combo and some of her design elements: the floral theme and stitched tag. For the flowers I used Clearly Besotted's A Little Something stamps and coordinating dies. The tag is Lawn Fawn's Stitched Circle Tag. I knocked back the white with some Tumbled Glass DI, a dollop of Glossy Accents on the bow and little droplets of Mint Liquid Peals in the centre of each flower. And pink ribbon to finish the tag.
Mothering Sunday is celebrated on the Forth Sunday of Lent - also called Laetare Sunday, Refreshment Sunday or Rose Sunday (for the rose coloured vestments). Children give out presents and posies to mothers, which was incorporated in our Sunday service.
I started making these tags a couple of weeks ago. They are to be tied on posies of pink carnations that the kids in our church would preset to their respective mothers. I photographed one batch of posies. The final count was 25... and I went straight to bed after and stayed there till Sunday morning!
So, why Pink Carnations? Carnations have a history dating back more than 2000 years. Christian legend has it that at the time that Jesus was carrying the cross, Mary cried. Everywhere Mary's tears fell, pink carnations bloomed. These flowers have become a symbol of a mother’s pure and undying love for her children.
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Thank you so much for stopping by. I'll leave you with a picture of a posy that was placed in St. Mary's Chapel today. I'm off to bed and will see y'all in a couple of days. Good night and sweet dreams.