Monday, April 16, 2012

Handmade Keepsake

I can't say enough good things about my Great grandmother.  She was such a beautiful person, she was warm, loving, caring and so sweet.  She was one of the few people in my life to just except me the way I am and not be judgmental or negative.  

I have very few items in my possession as my most treasured but this blanket she made is one of those things. She made this quilt by hand.  She made one for all of the Grand children and mother gave me hers.

This picture of her is another one of my most treasured items.  

Things that remind me of my Great grammy:

Bleeding hearts flowers and the smell of tea leaves 
She used to have these in her garden 
Peanut butter cookies  
Hers were the best and she knew how much I loved them.
Labrador dogs  
She had a black one and a brown one.
Old keys   
She had a big collection of old keys in her basement.
Praying Hands
She had a collection of figurines in her kitchen window.
Food smells
Sometimes the smells coming out of my boyfriends mothers kitchen smell like some of the things my Great grammy would cook.

There are plenty of other things that remind me of her, but these hold the strongest memories.

I miss her.


  1. What a truly wonderful and heartfelt tribute to your Great Grammy! What a beautiful quilt and I love the pic of her on what appears to be a 70's Honda 650 twin? Lovely post!

  2. so sweet and heartfelt. awesome picture of her too!


  3. Touching post! Cooking always reminds me of my family. There are certain smells that take me home! Found you through blogging buddies and now a follower. Come read about my great grandmother!

  4. Your great-grandmother sounds like an amazing woman. :)
    The blanket is beautiful and her photo is fabulous!
    So nice to meet you through Etsy’s Blogging Buddies Team.
    I am your newest blog follower! :)

    All the best,
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  5. Thank you all for commenting! And welcome new blogging buddies! :)