I’ll begin this post with a disclaimer: I am not crafty in any way, shape or form. I do a little scrapbooking, but it would not win any prizes. Mama taught me how to embroider, satin stitch and make French knots – and as a young girl I cross-stitched every Precious Moments pattern I could find on to my mama’s sweatshirts with waste cloth. I embroidered tea towels with my mom. She had one for every day of the week. Scratch that… I had one for every day of the week. I am the one who dried the dishes. 😉
Those were the days when my eyes worked better. It’s been years since I’ve done any of that stuff. My arthritis won’t let me hold a needle anymore either, so it’s too much of a chore to try to cross-stitch or embroider.
I bought a Precious Moments wall hanging the other day for the laundry room.
Pretend that photo is not so blurry! Yikes – I didn’t think I was that nervous.
I do appreciate crafts so much. I have a few hand-made quilts around the house. The most precious quilt I have is, of course, the one my grandma and mama made. It’s draped over Grandpa Frank’s rocking chair. ❤Excuse my blurry photo – I’m not sure if it’s the camera or operator error – maybe a little of both – lol. The quilt on the right is my very special quilt – the one on the left is one I bought at an antique store. As you know, I really like bargains – and hold on to your hat – that quilt was $50.00. It was in a booth that was selling everything not marked FIRM for 1/2 price! I looked very closely – and the quilt was not marked FIRM. It was a happy dance moment.
I love all sorts of crafts – stained glass is so beautiful, especially when the light shines through it. I enjoyed making my own Longaberger basket at the Homestead in Ohio. A sweet sister in Christ crocheted me a beautiful throw for cold winter evenings. I especially like it because I got to choose my yarn for it.
Have you been to Silver Dollar City in Missouri? When we go there, I try to pick up a hand-made treasure. One thing that means so much to me is my hand-made vanity from SDC. For our 20th wedding anniversary, my husband surprised me with it! What a sweet thing for him to do. I appreciate craftsmanship, I suppose because my daddy was a master carpenter. I understand the work involved from start to finish.
Is it just me, or do you think of the person who made your gift when you see the gift? I think of them and whisper a prayer. There’s something so special about people sharing their talents with others.
How will you show appreciation for a crafts person this month? 🙂