Wednesday, November 20, 2013

In the Creative Spirit...

It is that time of year when we take a few extra moments to express our love to those close to us.  It causes me to reflect…

I have been working on a number of Christmas Card Designs.  It has been so fun to pull out the old stamps and paper and use some new ones as well!  


Some of my happiest memories growing up center around the holiday season.  I am sure you have a few special ones too! 


One of my greatest treasures is the ornament collection that my mom gave me from my grandmother.  They are the beautiful glass balls from her era.  She was born just after the turn of the century.  In her lifetime, our nation, as well as the world community, experienced great transformation…To sit and talk with my grandparents again...

If she was here sitting with me at the kitchen table, I would say, "Gram, it feels like just yesterday that my sister and I picked plums from your tree.  I close my eyes and smell the roses that D-D planted in the yard for each one of his grandkids.  Teach me what you learned.  I know life was hard; tell me how your struggles shaped you… Just one more thing, I want to thank you for giving me the gift of my mom.  I pray that my life is a testimony of all that it means to be family, to be mother, to be daughter."

Treasure...



Quilted Treasures

The holiday season fills my mind with memories of family and friends whom I treasure.  I enjoy sitting in my craft room reflecting and creating a project with loved ones in mind.  My brother and his wife are celebrating their first year wedding anniversary.  I wanted to make them something special.  I debated on colors and designs, but in the end came up with this quilt wall hanging.  I hope it brings them joy as they create their own memories each year.  I pray it is a treasure they can pass down to loved ones close to them.  It is so amazing to see a project come together… I hope they like it!