Friday, February 6, 2015

Bridges from Past to Future

When I was a small child, my grandmother did a lot of embroidery work. Around the same time, she showed me how to sew on buttons and tried to show me how to darn socks. After she died, I inherited many of her supplies, including embroidery threads, buttons, needles, and darners.

From my other grandmother's supplies, I inherited a sewing basket my aunt had made.

These things bring me great joy, as I use the supplies and remember the women whose hands touched them in the past. I have also had the pleasure of showing my children how to do the things my grandmother taught me, and thus, had the opportunity to talk about her and my experiences with them.

It pleases me, too, to be able to sit quietly during weather like we have been having feeling connected with the past and creating anew for the future. I hope you have the chance to sit and enjoy quiet moments.

Wishing you peace.


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    1. Thanks, Susan. I consider that high praise coming from you. Your work and photos are beautiful.

  2. Nice to see your views, inside and out. We went out for a long snow-shoeing in a local park today. This evening we'll pick up Mom and go out for a steaming bowl of pho. I do love these winter days.

    1. I like to enjoy them from inside the house (no driving), but they are gorgeous.

    2. One of my fondest memories is stringing my grandmother's buttons. I don't know where they are now, but the memory exists. Lucky you to have these things!