Yesterday I picked up the completed framing of the Summer Garden sampler. In fact, I was so excited that I made an extra trip to Baton Rouge to retrieve it. (You’ve heard of giving up things for Lent? I was supposed to give up frequent trips to Baton Rouge for gas prices. Sorry, DH.)
Several of you have written that you’d like to see the framed sampler, so here it is. I fell in love with this sampler because it reminded me of my grandmother’s lovely gardens. At the back of the yard was a white picket fence with an archway gate. Growing against the fence were Chrysler Imperial roses – deep red with a marvelous, rich perfume. Many years my birthday picture was taken out there, with the cake on a pedestal table beside me.
The key to the wall grouping is in that memory. You see, the upper frame contains the handwritten recipe for my grandmother’s white cake. She kept that a close secret during her lifetime; I received the recipe as an inheritance. Her cakes were amazing – the cakes on Ace of Cakes always make me think of her.
What would be on your wall, were we to capture your passions of life?