Tuesday, December 25, 2007

The Greatest Gift


Art Card #51: Made Me Think Of You!
When I hang the stockings for Santa I think of my Aunt M. She is an amazing woman. Anyone would be jumping for the chance to have her as an Aunt. She knit my family matching stockings. My Great Grandmother knit mine when I was a baby. I grew up hanging my hand knit, red and white stocking, with the green tree in the middle, on the fourth hook. It hung next to my brothers and sisters stockings every year. It was tradition to have matching stockings. After my Great Grandmother pasted away my Aunt took on the task of knitting matching ones for her own children. I learned about her incredible talent and yearned for my own children to have a special stocking. So I begged my Aunt M. to knit my family some. She knit three for my family. I hope she knows how much I appreciate her hard work. I love the way they look hanging on the hooks. Every year I think of Aunt M. and I smile.


Art Card #50: The Greatest Gift
This year my sister is making me a gift. It is a collection of memories about my mother. I can't wait to open it. It is going to be the greatest gift. This card reminds me of the sunsets that my mother enjoyed. It also reminds me of the balloons at her funeral (click colored words to read more).

7 comments:

Ralphie said...

I love "Aunt M" too. She came to visit for Thanksgiving and the entire time had knitting needles and yarn in hand making more stockings. She misses you and jumped at the chance read your blog while she was here.

Lucky Starfish said...

I didn't know it, but a year or two ago, Aunt M. knitted a matching stocking for Lainey too. I was wondering the other day if Lainey ever had one, and there was my answer. It made me realize that she didn't grow up with those stockings and how lucky we older kids are that we have those memories to tie us together.

Marjolein said...

What a beautiful cards you've made!! And that part about your mother... touching!

Lis said...

Beautiful cards and what a beautiful way to remember someone.
Would love to see a photo of the stockings.

Je@net said...

Two beautiful cards!!

lyzzydee said...

Brilliant. I love looking at everyones different take on the prompts!

Lucky Starfish said...

Yes, I vote for a photo of the stockings too!