Hello, fellow Swap-botters!
I’m sipping coffee in my pajamas on this lazy Saturday morning, and I just received my partners for the blog swap. Welcome Melanie, Laurina, Melony, Linda, Mandy, Citty Lou, Bron, Janemarie, Evie and Natty. I hope you enjoy my blog!
Crafts, sewing and cooking are very big elements of my life, so I created this blog several months ago to share my love of those things with friends, family, and anyone else who finds it interesting.
I always knew that my dad’s mom — who we called Tiny Grandma — was crafty, and I figured I took after her. She passed away when I was 5 years old, but proof of her skills is everywhere.
Every December, my mom decorates the Christmas tree with Tiny Grandma’s hand-painted wooden ornaments and wears her hand-beaded wreath pin to various holiday parties.
Hidden away in a drawer are some of the beautiful hand-drawn cards and notes that she sent us.
embroidery needlepoint (thanks, Ellen!) is her one talent that we can actually use and truly enjoy all year. I always assumed that Tiny Grandma bought nice furniture and then simply embroidered needlepointed the design in the middle.
But last weekend, while visiting my parents, my mom told me that Grandpa and Tiny Grandma would purchase and restore antiques. As a final touch, they would reupholster each item with
an embroidered a needlepoint design that she specifically created for that piece of furniture.
This is a prayer bench that they restored.
I never realized just how much time and love went into these pieces, and they mean so much more to me now.