Friday, September 2, 2011

Scherenschnitte . . . . .

or also known as
scissors cutting
paper cutting
The tradition was brought from
Southern Germany and Switzerland
and transplanted to this country
by immigrants settling in Pennsylvania. 

My mother began her first cuttings in the early sixties. 
I have several of her earliest cuttings
which I hang in the paned windows
 of our home at Christmas. 
Enjoy just a few of her
parchment paper cuttings below.

I cut my first Scherenschnitte in the early eighties.
I promise to post some more photos in December.
My mom's hand cut touch is my dear treasure.


TexWisGirl said...

what a beautiful artform!

what's gotten into you, lynne. 3 posts in a day! :)

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

I agree, TexWis Girl, Lynne is a posting fool!!!!!

I could never do anything so intricate! No patience :) These are gorgeous!!

Lynne, Check out CJane! She is Courtney Kendrick, Nienie's sissy! She has been blogging since 2004. She is a *for realz* writer! Columns, books etc! A very tongue in cheek girl and preggie with her 3rd!

Here is a link to her every Friday video. There is a surprise half-way through and you will know who it is! Think.."Anchor"

xo, misha

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Lynne!
I love this art form! I've seen a few of these over the years and they were beautiful. Your Mom did a WONDERFUL job and what precious keepsakes for you and your family to treasure. I'm afraid I wouldn't have the patience for something like this. I'll be watching for those photo's in the future ;) I hope you're having a wonderful Labor Day weekend...
Maura :)
PS...thanks for your kind words in your made my day.