Monday, February 4, 2008

Forget-Me-Not

My grandma Wood passed away back in August. She was a very practical and thoughtful person. For my baby shower she sent my mom with her gift. It was this pack of onesies. They are plain white and very useful. They are just the size for Logan to start wearing and especially nice for the winter, because I like to put him in layers. The only problem is that they were the last gift I will ever get from my grandma Wood, so part of me wants to keep them in the package forever. I know my grandma would tell me that was silly and say, "all right all ready! Just open the package and let him get good use out of them." So I think I will, open them that is . . . in a few days.
The summer I came home from Snow College I told my grandma I wanted her to teach me to do counted cross stitch. My grandma was very good with her hands. She sewed, cross stitched, and knitted just to name a few of her skills. So that summer in 2003 she thought it would be good for me to start with a state flower from one of her books, because they are fairly simple (as simple as counted cross stitch can be). So she showed me how to keep your place and gave me a magnet board and magnets, a little trick of hers to keep track of your stitches. She gave me the pattern and embroidery floss. I worked on it a little that summer, and then got busy and it was put in a drawer. It followed me through all my apartments, partially done. I got it out recently and thought I should finish it, kind of as a remembrance to my grandma. That is when I realized it was Alaska's state flower, which is the forget-me-not. I smiled to myself and thought, how fitting. I was able to finish it and plan on getting it framed.

6 comments:

Macbeth Bunch said...

Wow how cool is that. You did a beautiful job. Your grandma sounds like an amazing person.

Bob said...

Tiff, the cross stitch looks great, and yes my Mom was great with her hands and a wonderful mother. Thanks for the remembrance of her!
Dad

Valarie said...

Thanks Tif, you are awesome. Love, mom

The Roundy's said...

I think your cross stitch is beautiful. That's the kind of thing you can hang in your home forever and use to teach your kids about their great-grandma. I love it.

Karen said...

That is so sweet. The cross stitch looks beautiful. I'm sure your grandma would have been proud.

Chrissy said...

I missed this one! I loved it, I probably wouldn't open the onesies either. Love you!

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