Friday, August 26, 2011

Remembering Grandma

The family was able to steal away from our busy existance and make the 2 and a half hour trip to my mother's house last weekend for a good visit. I hadn't been able to visit with my mom for a couple of months so it was really nice to be able to sit and chat with her. Perhaps it was selfish of me, but I made no plans to visit with anyone else outside of her, my brother, and my sister-in-law. I don't even know if anyone else knew we were in town.

Of course, if they read this blog they know now. *chuckles* I'm sure they don't so all is well in Cris-ville.

Not sure if you all remember my G is for Grandma post, but this was my maternal grandma.

I usually take a travel project or two with me when I go to Mom's house. I was sitting in the living room and cast off a dish cloth and needed a tapestry needle. Taking a long shot, I asked my mother if she had one. She said no but quickly corrected herself to say she may have one that is mine.

I was rather confused considering I keep my crafting supplies under strict lock and key rather organized and know I never leave anything behind. Everything has a place, you know. So she led me to the guest room where she proceeded to pull a carboard box out. She said my grandmother, before she passed away, had begun packing things for the grandkids - things she wanted us to have and knew we would enjoy. Apparently grandma knew me well enough to know that I was a sewing fiend.

I went through the box briefly because it was becoming a rather emotional experience for me. I was actually surprised at how emotional I became - I did not know I had buried all of those tears.

So I think, perhaps, I may slowly begin to unpack the box. For the blog, I think I may take a picture of the items as I unpack them and go over any memories or why grandma thought perhaps I would use the item - Obviously this would be more of a series on the blog because I am not sure I can go through the box that quickly. I'm not 100% sure of what is in the box, but I know there are some pretty interesting items that you may be interested in seeing - perhaps if not crochet related, still craft related and interesting nonetheless.

As for me and my blog - I am not sure I will get around to posting tomorrow. My YOP summary post is up-to-date. I do my best to keep that one current so if I cannot get to it before it auto-posts, what is on it is still accurate to my week's progress. I had no FOs other than the small ear bud purse I posted about yesterday -

Other than that, I do hope you all are having a fantastic, creative, and wonderful day.
~ Cris


florencefrazier2002 said...

I think that is so lovely...I would have been emotional as well.  When my Grandma passed away my Dad sent me some of her jewelry and let me have a doll that she had made.  I cherish those items and I wear her jewelry often to remember her.  (((HUGS)))

Summerysmile said...

How sweet ~ seeing the items your grandmother left with you especially in mind is very special!  Enjoy those moments with your mother!  I miss my mother so will be two years in November since she passed away and I still miss her so much!

Sharon (witchyknits) said...

What sweet and wonderful memories you will have.  Just the knowledge that she left something especially for you is so special.

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