Building Our Children’s Legacy
Whenever our kids receive any type of recognition, we are there to take pictures. What happens to those pictures? If you are like me, they end up in a drawer, put away for some time in the future when we get them out and wonder when they were taken.
Recently, my granddaughter, Holly, was high point champion of the Winter Academy saddlebred shows in Kansas City. My son had taken a great picture of Holly holding her trophies and beaming. When I saw the picture, my wheels started turning thinking about what I could do to help her remember this great time in her life.
Going to my scrap bag I pulled out a piece of fabric I had picked up that matched her bedroom colors. I had also been toying with printing pictures on fabric, and decided to combine the two.
The result being this great pillow to adorn her bedroom and always be a remembrance of one of her life’s significant moments.
If you are as tired of winter as I am, you need something to perk you up. Why not add a cheery vest to your wardrobe? You can wear it with anything . . . jean, skirts, slacks or even a solid color dress.
I found this scarf on our trip to England last fall and decided to make it into a vest for spring. Now, not only do I enjoy having a bright spring vest to perk up my wardrobe, but I also have a wonderful memory of a great trip.
Days like today make us hope that spring is just around the corner. One of the joys of spring and summer are the butterflies. I love seeing them swoop and hover around flowers or butterfly bushes.
How about adding a tatted butterfly to one of your current projects? These little guys are easy to make. All you need is a tatting needle, tatting thread and your index finger.
You can add crystals, beads, small buttons or whatever you happen to have in your scrap bins to add color and adornments to scarves, table runners, napkins, or just about anything. Let you imagination go and see what happens!!
If you are like me, you want to give important people in your life meaningful gifts. That doesn’t always have to be something you purchased, but rather a gift that shows sincere thought and caring. I’ve always believed that the best gifts are the ones that someone takes the time and effort to make.
Recently, my cousin was celebrating her 60th birthday. She had also moved into a new home, so I wanted to give her a very special gift that she could use in her home and would bring back good memories.
Searching in my fabric bins, I came across a quilt top that had been sewn by our favorite great aunt that had colors coordinating beautifully with my cousin’s guest room. An hour later I had a one-of-a-kind pillow that would bring back memories of the love that went into our aunt’s home baked pies and cakes, family get togethers and great vacations.
Next time you want to give that special gift, take the time to think about the memories you share with that person. What can you do to keep those memories alive?