This week I am going to share something very special to me.........
A few years back my dad had given me two pieces of material that my grandmother Muriel Draisey had pieced together with some fancy embroidery. I never could figure out what to do with the two pieces.....I had several ideas and even asked some of my friends that quilted, what to do with them. None of the ideas thrilled me!
About a month ago, I took them out again and looked at them wishing I could use them somehow. I thought of sewing them together to make a runner. After all I do set lots of tables!
I had been skyping with my friend Donna and showed her them. I guess somehow we had realized Grandma probably was going to make pillows out of them. To tell you the truth, I didn't want the fabric to get dirty or ruined, so I was just going to wrap them up again and put them away. Donna suggested I frame them! I was so delighted by the suggestion....
Michael's was having 70% off on framing so I took them there. I want to tell you, Michael's was so great with me. They put on gloves even before touching them. The gentleman helped me pick out everything until I was thrilled with the results. It took time because I wanted everything to match perfectly. Should I tell you some of the material is over 100 years old. Michael's locked the material in a vault!
The results are amazing......just a few side points. I never met my Grandmother. I got to know her through several of the scrapbooks she had made, her Bibles and her fabric. You see my Grandmother was 42 when she died of breast cancer. My father was 17 and my Aunt Elaine was 13. A terrible tragedy for her children.
I guess my post today is to make sure you leave a piece of yourself for your future generations. I got to know my grandmother through her treasures.
For tablescape Thursday......a cup of tea for Grandma Muriel & Me!
I am not sure what my grandmother would have liked but I do know she was English so what better way to honor her but to use my "Old Country Roses."
I made Chocolate Chip cookies for the celebration.
I love seeing the china in the silver pitcher.
I am sure my grandmother is smiling right about now.....to think that a granddaughter that she never met but prayed for, is having tea in her honor!
Thank you for visiting me today and listening to my story. It makes me smile that one day I will meet Grandma Muriel and have tea on a cloud with her! Is there someone you are going to have tea with in heaven? I hope so. I can't imagine not having tea in heaven with someone you love!
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Blessings My Friend,