This LO was made at Scrap Club yesterday using a kit and sketch provided by Christina. All the kits were different so we all had very different LOs by the end of the session. We also had to use stitching and make some flower embellies using stamps and patterned paper. The other 2 flowers are by Bo Bunny and Prima.
The LO is for a challenge on WeScrap where we were asked to write a letter to our younger self, with the benefit of hindsight. My letter is on a tag,hidden behind the photo.
Here is the text:
Here you are in 1965 on holiday in Blackpool. You have just left Primary School and are about to start Secondary School. You will do well at Secondary School and will achieve the dream of being the first person in the family to go to University. You will not study your first love,History, as planned, but will choose French instead. You start travelling in 1969 and fall in love with France. French Literature and being paid to spend a year in France will change your long term plans.
You will continue to travel, in Europe and California, but always during school holidays as you follow Dad into teaching.
You will wait a long time to meet your future husband (you get married the day before your 28th birthday) and even longer to have your only child (age 35).You will move away from your family which will cause some heartache, especially when Mum dies, before her time, at the age of 71.
You will have problems and regrets but know that your husband and son support you through difficult times.
As I write you are still not reconciled to losing Dad but at least you were with him at the end, holding his hand.
This has been a difficult letter to write as the only changes I would make, with hindsight, would lead to you not meeting your husband and all that follows.