Andrea and I spent the afternoon keeping Papa
company at his house while my mom is out of town for the week. We chatted, cooked, did some laundry for him---easy stuff.
We also spent some time rummaging through Granny's old crafting wardrobe that still has a lot of her patterns, supplies, and unfinished sewing projects.
I didn't even know she crocheted but apparently at some point she was quite the doily and lace maker.
There are yards of handmade lace, tiny vintage crochet hooks, and a giant tin of old buttons.
I see where we get our habit of organizing by color
. : )
And there are boxes of antique necklaces, tiny wrist watches, and beautiful brooches that belonged to Granny or some of her relatives. I love seeing what my grandma and great grandmas thought was beautiful.
It's stuff like this that keeps me crafting. How cool would it be for my great-granddaughter to wear my favorite jewelry or a dress I made (like the green dress in the first pic that was Granny's) or my kids' kids' kids to warm up with something I crocheted.
Like maybe this scarf I finally finished for Andrea's birthday. I used this pattern
. I didn't add the tassels and I think my edging turned out differently than the pattern shows. But I love how it turned out and it was a fun challenge to make!
Tomorrow morning we find out if our December baby will be a boy or a girl!! I'll be excited either way. We love having boys and there is something really special about raising boys to be great men. But having a girl would also be pretty sweet too! We'll see!!
Either way, I plan on swinging by my favorite indie yarn shop
right after the ultrasound to get gender-appropriate yarn on our way to vacation. My December baby needs at least one mommy-made blanket to keep cozy : )
I'll pop in here and let you know!
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