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Friday, September 2, 2011

Scherenschnitte . . . . .

SCHERENSCHNITTE
or also known as
scissors cutting
and
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.


3 comments:

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"

http://blog.cjanerun.com/

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 comments...you made my day.