Another fond summer memory of mine is the wonderful, sweet, fresh strawberries of summer. A local farmer would drive his wagon full of strawberries through the alleys of the city. He would call out, “Strawww Berrries, Strawww Berrries, Strawberries, Strawberries.” The sound of his voice meant those sweet fruits were on their way. My Grandmother always bought plenty and made the most amazing strawberry shortcake.
Many years later I met a lady named Liz that told me her Uncle farmed strawberries at that time, and drove them to DC from the outer suburbs. Farms in the area were more prevalent in the 1950’s. Now, whenever I bite into a yummy, summer strawberry, I always recall these moments in time. To be connected by this sweet fruit is a delicious experience!
I have a card today to highlight this chapter. This particular Papertrey Ink Stamp set, Friendship Jar - Summer Fillers, has many elements that remind me of my wonderful summers; and the Hero Arts, Cloud Background, is one of my all time favorites!
Here is my card.......
Paper: PTI, Neenah and Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Anna Griffin, Versafine, PTI and Tim Holtz Distress
Stamps: PTI and HA
Dies/Punches: PTI dies and Martha Stewart punch
Other: Twinery twine and Prismacolor pencils with Gamsol