It's A Small {Crafting} World

I have a photo to share with you today ... and although it doesn't look very 'crafty', it does have a connection to crafting and a connection to Pink Petticoat.
The girl on the right in the photo above is Eileen Beaumont. Some of you will already know Eileen through her cards. Eileen's blog is at http://myartisticdesigns.blogspot.com/  She makes lovely cards : )

The photo is of a family Christening. Eileen is standing with her sister, her mum, Florrie and her dad. And the little bundle of frilly white lace that Eileen's mum is holding in the photograph above ... is me. The photo was taken at my Christening.

And the family connection? Eileen's mum, Florrie and my grandmother, Lizzie, were sisters : )

It was a chance conversation recently that made me wonder if the Eileen Beaumont I knew was one of my customers, was also the Eileen I used to know as 'Aunty' Eileen when I was a little girl, way back in my growing-up days in Halifax. Well, not tooooo way back.

One fabulous 'phone call later, not only did it turn out that it was, but Eileen also shared the most wonderful family photos with me. And agreed to let me share this one with you : ) Wasn't that lovely of her? Thank you SO much Eileen. (((BIG hugs)))

Eileen is now my new crafting friend : )

Isn't it, just sometimes, a very small {crafting} world?


Love Liz xx


15 comments on It's A Small {Crafting} World

  1. wow how amazing...happy you shared this wonderful photo and the story to go along with it

    Tina

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  2. What a fabulous story........and how great to share the same interests! Hope you get to meet up once in a while too!

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  3. What a lovely story...enjoy your new friendship!

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  4. What a lovely photo to treasure xx

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  5. What a lovely story, you must have crafting running through the bloodlines in your family.
    :-)

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  6. oh wow Liz how fantastic is that...

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  7. Aww what a delightful story Liz!! Does this make Eileen your cousin? What wonderful coincidence.
    Thanks so much for sharing. xxxx

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  8. Just fabulous
    Looking at Eileen's blog
    Im sure I can see a family resemblance too!

    x

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  9. What a small world and a lovely story!

    Love Lynda xxx

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  10. Hi,
    Liz's dad, Ken, was actually my cousin. I think you have inherited your mum's good looks Liz.
    luv
    eileen
    x

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  11. a lovely story and an amazing coincidence - the photograph is fab too Love Anj x

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  12. What a lovely story Liz - and isn't 'blogland' wonderful?
    Hugs
    Heather
    x

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  13. That is truly amazing and I feel maybe destiny had a bit to play in it all! Fantastic bit of history between you and your Aunty as well as crafty talent being shared through the bloodline!
    TFS such a sweet story!

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  14. How Lovely Liz..Thanks for sharing....hope your all well,enjoy the rest of your weekend:) x

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