bessie . alma

here i am grandma; can you see me?

Sunday, July 30, 2006

vintage button swap

yay! tonight i finished sewing up a little pouch to hold the many buttons i've chosen for em. here is a little blurry photograph.

i am crossing my fingers and hoping she likes them. we were supposed to send 12 and i think i've thrown in more like 40. man, i could send her a banana box full and still have tons left. like i'll ever get around to sorting them, let alone using them. i am so happy to be sharing them with someone who will appreciate them.

they are pretty cool though because they were my grandma t's and she was the GREATEST and sooo crafty. my little sister has bags of fabric cut into squares all ready for the quilts she used to make and sell for the church at bazaars and such. of course it's all mouth-watering because we are talking about fabric from 30-40 years ago at least. i still have doll quilts and crocheted doll clothes that she made for us. its packed away like treasure. one day i'll pull it out and take pictures. she was the kind of grandma who would pack parcels at christmas and send them out to us full of toys and baking, and cookies packed in pringles tins.

oh yeah. my grandma was a pretty special lady. her name was bessie alma. go figure.

ps. thanks for all of the kind words during that heat wave. we survived as i hope you did too... looking forward to fall... kind of ;)


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