Thursday, February 21, 2008

Nature's treasures & sweet stitches

School has been out this week for mid-winter break. It's so nice to not have a schedule ~ the boys and I truly enjoy it. But usually about mid-week I'm hearing, "I'm bored". Which my usual response is, "That's why you go to school to learn, and you'll be heading back before you know it so try to find something fun to do."

Yesterday I asked Noah if he would head outside (it was quite mild here in Georgia) and do a nature gathering for me. I asked him to look for items that I could use in my artwork. Here are a couple of photos of what he found . . . he did really good, didn't he??! I love that teeny-tiny acorn!

I was at Chase's soccer game the other night and it was really chilly so I brought my white scarf. This white scarf has been around for quite a while now. It's not terribly fancy but really soft and warm. My grandmother who passed away back in 1988 made this scarf.

I sat there, studying the stitches and thinking how wonderful that something that she touched, that she created, is still with me. I think of her often as she was creative and would be so proud of what I'm doing now.

Sweet stitches hold the memories of her love ~


Tara said...

how nice for you to have--treasure it!

Tamara said...

Oh my gosh! That tiny acorn is so cute...I just love it! I love acorns and oak leaves, pinecones & pine. It's kind of a decorating element in our home.

What a sweet boy to go on a treasure hunt for his mom!

And the scarf is a sweet treasure. I can imagine you smiling as you wrap up in it!

Sandy said...

You are such a sweetie! I love the finds your son gathered and your cuddly white scarf. It's nice to be wrapped in all kinds of love isn't it? Happy creating!

Fete et Fleur said...

There is nothing better than a handmade item given in love. What a blessing!

Lori said...

sweet post Dawn:)

windycorner said...

What a sweet reminder of your grandmother. It's kind of like a hug from her when you wear it.

Pam said...

Loving treasures from your son and your grandmother! Thank you for sharing them with us!

Emma's Paper Patch said...

what wonderful natural the acorn!
what a great treasure from your grandmother, always like a hug when you wear it!

Luv Creating Cards 'n' Keepsakes said...

Hi Dawn,
Your son has been well trained to find such wonderful goodies. Your scarf is beautiful and must hold such precious memories for you. Thank you again for another magical visit.
Warmest best wishes,

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

You are so forutnate to have this piece of your grandmother. All of my "grands" passed before I was born, so I don't have anything of them - well, except my blue eyes, chubby Irish cheeks and a great sense of humor - for which I am ever grateful, don't get me wrong - but to have known SOMETHING that they touched - or made - Oh my! What a blessing for you!

Enjoy the boys - and the "treasures" - I know you'll do something amazing with them (the boys AND the!).

Anonymous said...

The acorn is so sweet. I really like all the treasures. When I was in highschool, my dad broke his leg badly. He was laid up for 9 months. A gentleman, was in traction, taught him how to create knitted scarf on a loom. I still have mine and it's 34 years old! Oh my no subtracting, I'm old. Anyway it's so precious.

Lady Em said...

Noah did a great job! I don't think I've ever seen that scarf. I love it. My dad has a thing for scarves which he passed on to me, I sure do love them. And over the years I've collected alot of my dad's old scarves, and big comfy hunter socks. So my dad was sockless and scarf-less for awhile!!


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