I made a pledge, even wrote down seven items, after the first of the year. Not really resolutions, just things I wanted done. One included was to clean up my needlepoint projects. Like many of you, I suffer from the "pretties" - I want that, and that, and that. LOL
Many years ago, we lived in another neighborhood and made close friends with a seventy something woman two doors down. She saw me embroidering and said she wanted to pick it up too. The whole idle hands thingy. So I took her to the craft store, loaded her up with cuptowels, pillowcases, transfers, needles and thread.
In her early nineties, she moved to Pennyslvania to be closer to her brothers' families. However, before she left, she gave me things and one was a bag of embroidery projects. I'd stashed it with the needlepoint and when I found a day to declutter, I opened the bag. Lo and behold, there was a finished set of pillowcases.
Not quite finished though. They needed an edging. I visited with my mom who I knew had a bunch of things from my grandmother. She didn't abide by idle hands either. We combed through mom's collection and found this:
I feel very lucky in that I have something stitched by my friend and something fashioned by my grandmother:
Do you received handmade goodies from friends and family?
Something Vicki Batman handmade is a book, a romantic comedy mystery, Temporarily Employed. For a good laugh, go to: Amazon