I had every intention of clearing through my Nanna's Sewing Box and making room for some of my things...
But i can't bear to do it.
It's not as if everything is 'vintage' - she was a Thoroughly Modern Millie. I just love to finger through her life. Her old buttons. The scissors she diligently used. Old Clothes labels.
My Nanna was a cross-stitcher. She loved birds and animals and her garden. She stitched until she was so blind it became impossible. I love her for all that tenacity.
And look! i even found the pattern she used to stitch my awesome Christmas Tree picture. This is so precious to me. The picture is beautiful.
Aaahhh, you know how it is. Still missing her in gentle waves.
Handmade items and things she held, bring so many more welcome memories
than photographs and financial legacies.
maybe i'll clear the Sewing Box next month.....?