28 January 2013

Reinforce the stitch that ties us, and I will do the same for you.

Reinforce the stitch that ties us, and I will do the same for you.

I am a lucky girl. Both of my grandmother's are these wonderful, creative, artistic ladies who've had such an influence on my life, I can't even begin to explain, that would probably be a good post for another day. I'll just say that I feel blessed to have grown up with them around.

Today I wanted to share with you all a nice thing I came across when I was hanging out with my grandma Gorman yesterday, looking through a few of her many scrapbooks with her. The quote above is a little note her sister sent to her, my quick Google search tells me it's a quote from someone named Doris Schwerin, but I couldn't find out much about her (no wikipedia page).

My grandma and her sister are both very creative and smart ladies who ran their own businesses, my aunt was a sewing designer who has made some of the most beautiful dresses and quilts, among many other things and my grandma carved beautiful redwood signs for over 30 years. Over the years they have sent each other many cards, notes, letters, and other handmade gifts, and my grandma has kept a little scrapbook full of them, it's adorable.

I want to do more scrapbooking of items I've saved over the years, I just have heaps of things in boxes. Modern day popular scrapbooking doesn't really appeal to me, seems to be all about buying fancy doodads and expensive papers. I like the way my grandma does it, she just cuts things out and glues them to construction paper and slips them into little plastic sleeves and into a 3 ring binder. They are so much fun to look over when I visit with her.

Any of you out there do any scrapbooking? Have any good tips for someone just getting started? Spent any time with your grandma's lately? If not (and if you are lucky enough to have them around) go visit them soon!  :)

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