Saturday, 18 May 2013

My talented Aunt

My 91 year old Aunt Josie
has always sewed beautiful things
for the benefit of the
Save the Children Fund.

"These are a few of my favorite Things"

She belonged to her local branch
which involved a group of like-minded
kind souls who made various
useful items which they sold at
their local Save the Children shop. 

Aunt Josie made many pretty
patchwork bags like these ones
which she still has at her home
hanging on door handles!

There are many wonderful people in
every country across the world
who use their talents and
give their time to help
raise funds for various
aid organisations.

Very few of them get the recognition
they deserve.
Yet little by little their efforts
help people in need all over our

A beautiful bag made up of tiny hexagonal pieces
was made by my cousin Jane (Josie's daughter)
for her mother's 90th birthday.

I'm joining Claudia's
A Favorite Thing


Open House


Masterpiece Monday

please pop over and see what others
are posting today.

À bientôt

and be kind to one another




  1. Oh Aunt Rosie! You do such fine lovely work...and for such a wonderful cause! Thank you for helping the children!

  2. Good Morning Shane, What a talented lady, your Aunt Josie is. As you say there are lots of sewing groups who beaver away with their sewing to donate to charities. I belong to a sewing group and we are currently making a quilt to donate to a Cancer Hospice.
    We all enjoying the sewing process and it is lovely to know it is going to a good home.
    The little hand made hexagon bag is just so sweet and such a lovely gift.
    Best Wishes,

  3. Shane, both Josie and Jane are so talented - these are absolutely gorgeous - true heirlooms!

    Thanks for sharing such creativity and color - all are beautiful and I can't even decide which is my favorite.

    Off soon - take care and I'll try to check your blog whilst away.
    Warm hugs - Mary

  4. Those are wonderful and it looks as if the talent runs in the family. A lovely tribute to your aunt and her generous spirit.

  5. The bags are really beautiful! There is nothing better than handmade items and your aunt is very talented, indeed! thanks for visiting me!

  6. These are really beautiful purses that she made and the last one by her daughter is darling! Would love to have you share them at Open House.

  7. Shane, these purses are so beautiful and colourful. Your elderly aunt is very talented as is her daughter. And all for a good cause. Have a lovely weekend. Pamela

  8. They are all beautiful especially the bag made up of tiny hexagonal pieces.

  9. What nice work. And you're right-- there are a lot of unsung heroes out there. Hats off to Josie!

  10. Shane, that is a wonderful organization! I gave a number of ties with children's drawings on them to the men in our life for Christmas. I agree, your aunts bags are wonderful, and so is the one that your cousin made for your aunt's 90th birthday. I love the colors and the design. It's so neat!

    Thank you for this post. I am visiting from Claudia's.



  11. She's very talented! They're just lovely!

  12. Your aunt, makes wonderful things, dear Shane- and with a big heart,too- a beautiful way of helping kids in need.
    Seems you are all very creative in your family- the little bag is a very charming and lovely piece.
    I hope your weekend have started out wonderfully- and wishes you a lovely sunday !

  13. What a lovely, talented, generous aunt. The purses are fabulous - love the one for her birthday.

  14. Each one of the bags is a masterpiece. I love seeing people share their creativity in so many different ways, but this is especially special.

  15. What a talented Aunt you have Shane - her bags are just beautiful & I adore that little hexie purse at the end. When I am making some items I make extra's & give to my local Animal Care Shop to sell & the money goes to caring for the many animals they take in to re-home. Its kind of like an S.P.C.A. shop. Happy weekend, Julie :-)

  16. Dearest Shane,
    Could it be that this is genetic? You too create lovely things but for your aunt at her age, it is remarkable what she has all done and for a very worthwhile cause.
    Happy Pentecost!

  17. Oh my goodness! The bags she made are wonderful! I especially like the last one! My daughter's name is Josie!!! Your Aunt sounds like an amazing person!!! Made me smile!!

  18. What a beautiful tribute to your Aunt Josie. Both she and Jane are very talented, indeed. As are you!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week.


  19. what really beautiful and special bags and for such a worthy cause too. Bless Aunt Josie.

  20. Hi Shane
    Your Aunt is a talented lady and is to be commended for donating to a worthwhile cause.
    Thanks for sharing some of her pretty creations.

  21. What gorgeous pieces your aunt made. So pretty!

  22. Creativity obviously is in the family gene pool! Your aunt has a wonderful eye for colour .

  23. What a dear (and talented) soul your Aunt Josie is to make all of those lovely bags for Save the Children!

  24. They're gorgeous, and so sweet of your aunt to do this for charity. That's inspiring, thank you for sharing dear Shane.
    Hugs and happy week, Wendy

  25. wow your Aunt Rosie makes beautiful things-I love the hexagon bag and purse-wonderful!

  26. What a beautiful bags Shane! Love them!
    You asked me about the flowers on my blog. Well, the one you would like to know is a tulip... Don't know which one, it's a parrot kind of tulip.

    Wish you a wonderful time with your family in France! Enjoy to the fullest!!

    Bisous, Chantal

  27. Your aunt Roses bags are beautiful. So colourful and i love the idea she made them all for charity.

    Lve and hugs Yvonne

  28. Hej Shane!
    Here I am,thanks for visiting my blog.
    I love the bags that your aunt has sewn.The purse with the small hexagons are so lovely , what a gift.
    Hugs from Gudrun

  29. So lovely, thank you for sharing it, Shane :-)

  30. Lucky you to
    have such fabulous
    genes, my friend!

    And how sweet that
    Miz Josie still wants
    to give back to this
    big old world.....

    I particularly love the
    bag with the tiny hexagonal
    pieces, made by her
    daughter--so pretty!

    Hope you are well.

    xo Suzanne

  31. I featured this post on my blog today - just letting you know!

  32. Oh wow! Your aunt's work is amazing. (And I can see that talent runs in the family :) So lovely that she created for a good cause. I had a friend whose grandmother quilted well into her 90's even though she was legally blind. I have some pillowcases that she crocheted an edging for. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

  33. You're a very creative family! I love hand-made bags. My daughter-in-law often gives me gifts made by a friend who uses beautiful scraps of material and embroidered items. They are very special, especially when they raise money for good causes.

  34. Your Aunt Josie certainly is talented and very kind and generous too!
    You come by all these fine traits honestly don't you Missy ;)



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