A pill bottle of sewing needles, also my grandma's.
Grandma's little scissors.
These are meaningful to me, because it is nice to have something that was truly a part of the person. Money doesn't matter and it doesn't change things, these are part of who she was and what she did on a day to day basis.
I realize now that I don't have anything of my grandfather's, but I am not sure what I would have if I did have anything. He was a humorous old man.
I always loved my grandparents bathroom. It would have seemed tacky by modern standards, but it was a sea foam/teal green color. A long counter with two sinks. A bath tub and a toilet. I love that color, it always reminds me of them. Secretly, I want my bathroom to be that color if I ever own a home. :) I just have convince the boy of that.
Onto the stuff that is purely from my mother:
clay tools! Some good ones I didn't have yet!
I like the looks of this book, because I am not a big time sewer, but I do like to sew. And with venturing more into to cooking, I need plenty of pot holders!
I enjoy working with clay and it's always nice to learn new techniques! Plus try out that new little oven!
This I took back to Washington State with me and gave to my sister, Echo, along with 3 or 4 books I had on soap making. I think this would be a fun thing to learn, but I am so sensitive to scents, I really don't think it'd be like I think of it. Plus, Echo is really into soap and home-made things right now, so hopefully I will receive some pretties for Christmas or my birthday . . . then again, with a new baby, maybe in a few Christmases.
At first glance, I wasn't much interested in this, because I am not a BIG sewer. But, when I read through it and found out the creative way they have you put these things together, I was thinking completely differently. Hopefully I will have some time this summer to try one of these out.
I enjoy creating journals, as you have probably notices from my struggles on here. I love this book, most of all for inspiration, but for some technical stuff too. I already have ideas for my next journal and is it as complex as the mosaic journal . . . probably. But it is new waters to test out and who can resist those??
And I just love this book in general. I would love to someday make one of these, but that would require a nice day and some gourds. So, we shall see, but it is very inspirational too.
some Jillian, have to admit, not a big Bob fan. Would much prefer Jillian!