Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Countdown Day 6 and Memories

 Today's tiny drawer revealed ...

Always nice to have on hand when traveling.

Speaking of traveling, it's humbling to see family heirlooms prominently used in our sons' households when we visit.  On our recent Thanksgiving trip to Arkansas, Son-2 was busy decorating for Christmas.  The tree skirt my mother made in his birth year is one of the first things to come out.

I still have most of the brown paper templates she used to make this.  My mother-in-law's handwork and art are prominent during the holidays.

This little quilt is one of the first things I finished when I started quilting.

And a couple of years ago I added this Advent Tree, embellished with stockings from Cracker Barrel.

Wishing everyone a happy St. Nicholas Day.


  1. It's so lovely to have family heirlooms to get out at Christmas! My Christmas tree skirt was made by my mom the first year we were married - I have thought about replacing it with something more modern, but just can't bring myself to do it. I love your little quilt with the patchwork and holly leaves!

  2. Seeing your son decorate with family heirlooms warms my heart! Love your first quilt and love that tree wall hanging! Have a wonderful day! Thanks for making mine!

  3. It's wonderful to see the 'treasures' and recall the stories.

  4. I made the second cross stitch Santa with three others years ago, too. I, too, love seeing all of the treasures people have.


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