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Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Surroundings

Be Aware, Be Thankful
1. Closeness of grocery stores
2. Skype
3. Family
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These are some wonderful boxes that were my maternal grandmother's.  I love them and have them out on my  sewing cabinet where I can see them daily.  They are great storage containers for my trimmings and ribbons.

Grandma Park and I share the same birthday, December 7th.  We always celebrated it together with a family dinner.  The first birthday I celebrated by myself, after Grandma passed away seemed odd.

Our birthdays weren't the only thing we shared, as it turns out.  I'd like to think that my love of quilting, gardening and playing cards came from Grandma.

She made some spectacular quilts that I need to take pictures of and post here.  She also helped hand quilt my wedding quilt.

Grandma had a very well kept flower garden and loved to be outside weeding and trimming.  

I didn't find out how similar our interests were until after she had passed away.  I wish I had had more time to share our interests.

Grandma's daily use cup and saucer are pictured below with other favored trinkets.

Here are how some of my other cubbies look.  I love to keep things around that make me laugh, remind me of new and old friends, inspire or comfort me.


Rae Ann said...

Mel ~ I love how you have your gramdmother's things displayed and your special cubbies. I adore all the things that have been passed down to me. They are some of the best things in life.

Annette said...

Such very special keepsakes. I have a few treasures from my grandparents that I like to look at too. Aren't the memories wonderful.

Valentina said...

Dear Mel, How special... I have been thinking about my grandmothers as well, :), and how much they would enjoy what I do now and my possibilities. I feel their love and feel them smiling down...
Thanks for sharing!

Denise :) said...

Like you, I didn't realize how many interests I shared with my grandma until after she had passed. It's bittersweet to ponder; she was precious.

As for the Skype: LOL! My son texted me from the hospital this morning and asked me to bring the laptop when I head that way, so they can Skype with family, after the baby is born! Yay for Skype! :)

Nedra said...

What a wonderful heritage. We are connected to our family in so many ways, even when they are gone. Lovely tribute to a special lady.

pajudie said...

How wonderful that you have those treasures from your grandmother!! They are priceless - do show us some of her quilts, too -

Needled Mom said...

It is wonderful that you still have some of your grandmother's items. They always tend to make us feel closer to those we love.

Pat said...

I'm glad you have some of your grandmother's things. We had "problems" in our family and I have nothing from my grandmothers OR from my mother, either. It is very sad, actually. None of them shared the interests I have but I did have a great-grandmother who did beautiful painting on china teacups and saucers and I so wish I had been given one of them.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Mel to have those things are so special but the memories are even better!

Micki said...

Your grandmother sounds lovely, and how wonderful to have all of her items displayed like that. What lovely memories!