My grandmother was so resourceful that, like
her mother before her, she saved the fabric from old sacks of flour or other
grain to use for sewing. Mom told me
that Grandma never needed a pattern, but she sure could stitch up the prettiest
little dresses for her two girls. And of
course she could quilt, because she had to use what was available to make
blankets, like scraps of fabric from flour sacks or even old clothes that could
be cut into quilt blocks.
Now that I've experience rocking, and baking and sewing for my own babies, I hope to carry on the best of what Grandma handed down.
When I started blogging, I was inspired to
draw on those life lessons that my grandmother and mother taught – not so much
by what they told me, but by all of the little things they did in their daily
lives. The women who came before me had
deep faith in God, were devoted wives and cared in every way for their
Think back with me: Do you remember that moment for yourself
when, as a sleep-deprived parent of a young child you were fixing breakfast or
cleaning up after kids, again or tackling a mountain of laundry and you
suddenly realized how many times your own mother had done these things for you?
It’s been said before, but truly nothing
prepares us for parenthood, does it?