Wednesday, December 7, 2011

i wonder...


i wonder if my great-grandmother knew when she made this blanket how much it would mean to me {even though i think it was originally my dad's}.

i wonder if she could imagine her granddaughter using it to keep herself warm when she had the flu or the comfort it would bring knowing the hands that made it.

stitch by stitch...

did she imagine her great-great grandchildren using it one day to snuggle with? 

did that put a smile on her face? 

keeping their toes nice and toasty while reading together.

did she wonder about them?  wonder about the kind of mama i would be?


did she know we would one day have an orney son?


one who can be quite angelic at times. 

as i see the tag stitched on the blanket that declares yes, indeed it was crafted by my dear grandma's mother, my heart yearns to thank her but i can't just yet. 

because she is in a much better place...the most glorious in fact.

but, one day i will.

oh, happy day!

23 comments:

  1. What sweet beautiful children (reminds me of the way mine use to be;)..2 girls and a baby boy:0) And what a wonderful memory ...yes...she could be visiting with my dear mom!! I have the last blanket she was ever able to knit...and treasure it too!

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  2. How wonderful to have something so precious like that and with so much meaning to share with your children. Such a blessing.

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  3. Beautiful post...beautiful children. Curious as to what book the kidlets are reading? Looks familiar...:~)

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  4. What beautiful reflections! Even though a loved one is in a much more peaceful place, we still miss them. I miss my daddy SO much! Like you year to speak with your grandmother one day, I yearn to speak to my daddy some day too.

    The pictures of your children are beautiful.

    ~M. Wildflower

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  5. What a wonderful keepsake of love! A treasure:)

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  6. Oh Mountain you are truly a lucky girl to have such a everlasting gift.Your children and yourself will never forget your Grandma. A great story. B

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  7. I love this! I love having things that the people of our family, that may have passed on, have left to me. I have my great-aunts Bible, and that I cherish so much!
    You kids are precious!! :)
    Have a great week!

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  8. Beautiful! I have an afghan that my great grandmother crocheted for me. It's so dear to me. I think of her whenever I am cuddling underneath it.

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  9. Thank you for your beautiful words and picts of your kidlets! So sweet and thoughtful. :)

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  10. What a lovely, warm legacy and beautiful post.

    I love those jammies! Where did you get them?

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  11. beautiful words...that bring tears to my eyes...I wonder about the things that have been passed down from generation to generation in my family...like what meals my great-grandmother served on her china or was it just for display? I like how something connect families through the years.

    To answer about our dog - he's a whippet and he gets cold in the winter in the house even with the heat on (not much body fat) and so he sometimes wears a fleece sweater type thing - it gives him that extra layer he's naturally missing

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  12. Hi,

    What sweet children - these photos are so cheery and colorful.

    We have a similar crochet blanket, made by my husband’s mother for him when he was young. She also is no longer with us, and her blanket brings much comfort.

    I wanted to tell you about my little Merry Christmas Giveaway that I am having.

    Someday, I would like to have an Etsy shop, this is something that I created for that. However, I don’t have an Etsy shop ready yet, so I thought it might be fun to try a giveaway.

    I am having a simple
    ~Hope

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  13. Oops! I don't know what happened there at the last of my comment, above.
    What I meant to have is:
    Merry Christmas!
    ~Hope

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  14. The kids are just darling and this is so sweet. You reminded me that I have one very similiar (in purples) downstairs in the cedar chest. My grandmother made it for me when I was a teenager. I'd forgotten all about it. I should dig it out and let my grands use it...I also should be making something that generations from now someone will treasure!

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  15. I love those special items we can hold close to our heart once our loved ones are no longer with us. Those photos are precious! Your oldest looks SO much like you!

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  16. She would absolutely love that her great grandchildren are cuddling under a blanket that she made. Such a precious heirloom!

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  17. I love that the blanket has been passed on thru the generations of your family. Your great-grandmother would be so pleased.

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  18. Sweet post & pics. Beautiful afghan. I crochet alot, 4 years now... whenever you have time check out my page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Crochet-By-Jen/224150404311226

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  19. Very well said. I know that I love having things that my ancestors made or had in their homes. Now I as a mom and someday grandma love to make things for my children and I do think about my future grandchildren. I even pray for my future generations of grandchildren. Our prayers know no distance or time frame, and I may not know my 3rd or 4th grandchildren, but the Lord knows who they will be and I know if I was still here when there are, I'd love them dearly. So what better gift could I give to them,or leave behind, other then pray for them. God BLess

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  20. Isn't there just so much love in each stitch! I have a few quilts like that too.

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  21. Sweet post. There is something very special about handmade blankets isnt there?

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