Last night, my mom and I were talking about various different crafts that we’re working on. It’s a funny conversation to be having, as we often jump from project to project and have about 10 on the go at any one time. I learned a lot of what I know from her or from my grandmas. I’m hoping that at least one of my girls will also be interested in learning some of this stuff when they get a little bit older!
When we were chatting, I mentioned that I would really love to make some crocheted snowflakes for my window at Christmas time. As kids, one of my favourite things to put up was my mom’s collection of snowflakes. They were made by my grandma, my great grandma and my great great grandma and each is special in it’s own way. It was at this point, that my mom pulled out this little tiny black book. Inside is a collection of patterns and notes that my grandma kept of the various crafts she did, including the patterns she used for the snowflakes my mom has!
I was a little excited and quickly copied all of them… she’d even put in a couple of samples, so that you knew what you were making 🙂 I was even more excited when my mom gave me a little bit of the yarn my grandma used for making the snowflakes.
I love finding treasures like this, it makes me happy. My grandma passed away almost 7 years ago and this is like getting a little piece of her to share with my kids. It’s a gentle reminder that life goes on and times change, but our history is always just below the surface, waiting for us to discover.
Happy Wednesday 🙂