Friday, October 23, 2009

somerset memories

If only I could hold my sister's hands once more,
and love them and they me, I would

The latest edition of Somerset Memories made its way to my home just before October 1st. This is one of the very special perks of being published, I must say, is that Stampington sends a complimentary copy right to your door!
I was blessed by Jana Holstein, ma
naging editor of the magazine, as she contacted me last June to be a part of the next issue.
Cabinet Card Sisters

was born on a day I was thumbing through a large stack of my family cabinet cards. What I began to see, were cards which included two little sisters in each picture.
How could I not be mesmerized by eyes like these?Or these?
I loved studying the details of their expressions. The dainty necklaces that hung around their necks. The types of lace on their socks and on their tiny dresses.
Even the bows in their hair intrigued me.I wonder did they have the same dreams as me?
If you want to know more, you must get the magazine. It is there I tell a little more of my story. And, how to create the soldered charms I made using these
precious family cabinet cards.
As I blinked my eyes, and looked again, I realized we are all dreamers.
Some of us are just wide awake.



Sherry said...

I will definitely get the magazine. I love how you started this post Diane, with the sisters holding hands. Made me cry. I lost my younger sister (she was 39) almost 10 years ago...I do wish so much I could hold her hand once more. Thank you for this.

Anonymous said...

how lovely, i will have to check it out. thanks

Esther said...

congrats Diane!! your work on these soldered pendants seems amazing.; but the story you tell here, speak to me a lot.. cause i think i'm like you, i can spend one houre with a picture, all details are importants , even nails, finguers attitudes, hair cut.. i hunderstand all that you've said!!In france we don't have sommerset at all.; grrrrrrrrr!!!

Tina(Taken over by her daughter, Nicole) said...

Happy Dancin' for ya!! Saw them the other night when I was flipping thru SS at our Hastings!! Congrats!!!

Stephani Gorman said...

Diane, These are so cute! I will have to have a copy of this one too! Congratulations! Hugs, Stephani

The Joy of Nesting said...


I will for sure have to pick up a magazine when we get to the States next week :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Cindy said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Diane!! This looks like such a wonderful article and such a special necklace. You sure have a way of touching our hearts. I'm definitely looking for this the next time I go to B&N. I'm vicariously enjoying all of your successes this year. :-)

stregata said...

I, too, am a sister and so was captivated by your intro. Love the pictures and the magic you created with them. It is really a shame that we don't get any of these publications in Europe!

Narrative jewelry said...

Beautiful post Diane, so touching. The pendants seem to be lovely, congrats for your Somerset publication. As Esther said, we unfortunately don't receive it in France. That's a pity !!!


Riki Schumacher said...

Wow, great article Diane! congrats on being published AGAIN! Will look forward to seeing these beauties in person when I get to Texas. I have a passion for old photos, as you know, and love your theme. I'll look for the article on my local news stand, and feel proud of knowing you personally! Hugs.

Daryl said...

How fabulous

My sister started her new job this past Monday wearing the little nest charm you made .. she said she loved it


sharon said...

Biggest congratulations to you Diane! How wonderful!! This looks absolutely beautiful ...I can't wait to see the magazine myself!!

Diana said...

Congratulations, Diane! I want to dash right out to buy this issue. You are so very fortunate to have such wonderful photos of your ancestors. Your necklaces are lovely and such a wonderful tribute to your family.

Charlene said...

Congratulations on being published again!!!! I can't wait to get the magazine. How sweet the charms look. And how very sweet of you to donate the earrings to the auction! Cancer is a MONSTER!!!! We must slay it! Thank you for being so generous. Talk to you soon.

PS I am so very sad... our RV that we were looking at sold. :( Back to the drawing board.

Seth said...

Congratulations Diane!! I saw the spread and it looks fantastic!