I am a farm girl, married to my high school sweetheart. We grew up on farms 9 miles apart and went through 12 years of school together. I liked him in grade school, but it took until we were Juniors in high school to get him interested in me as more than a friend. I have never lived more than 10 miles from home, except in college, but have travelled as far as France, Germany and Switzerland. We live on our own farm and have raised three of our six kids. The last three are growing up fast.
When I was in St. Louis with Husband, I visited a little shop where I saw initials cut from books. I think they went for about $15. Ever since I got home I have wanted to try to make them. Husband bought me a jig saw at the pawn shop and for about $20 I was in business! I have been making them for L's girlfriends for Christmas. We also used some of the cut-out pages and vintage buttons to make little bows to "wrap" them in. I like them! I tried to find instructions on line, but all I could find was one posting on pinterest which said they used a band saw to cut theirs out. I will post a tutorial and tips soon on how I did these.