Monday, August 25, 2008

Wisdom From Grandma

Ever since I can remember, my dear mom has imparted much me, my brothers, my children. Much of her wisdom came from her own life experience, but also from my grandma. I was seven when my grandma died, so I have only a few really clear memories of her smile, love of laughter and impeccable dress. One piece of wisdom passed down from Grandma, and one which my mom reminds me of every so often is this:

"...Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone."

Well now, how about that? As a child I didn't get it, but I do now. I guess the bottom line is, nobody wants to be around a crybaby. Yesterday I was a crybaby...and tried moseying around to cheer up. That was ok, but soon I realized all I really wanted was to be at home.

I don't have a lot to report in the project department....I am still fiddling with the washcloths and grazing through the sewing room. I will show a couple of previously finished projects, though.

This little red felled bowler was a fun project. I used Lamb's Pride bulky and was pleased with the end result. Lots of mohair in this yarn makes for a wispy appearance.

My first felled purse. This was a fun knit and quick, too. Also made with Lamb's Pride, I love the richness of the charcoal color.

God has blessed me in so many ways. Today I am most thankful for my husband, children and my mom. I know you understand just what I mean.


YayaOrchid said...

Amy, what a beautiful little poem..the sentiments are so right on target. You obviously are someone who appreciates the people you love.

I would love to make myself a little hat just like the red one. Is there a pattern online somewher? Isn't felting fun?

Amy said...

Hi YaYa: I used a Fibertrends pattern for the hat. Email me at mamasews at sbcglobal dot net for more information.

Jean said...

Awesome little felted purse. Grandma's are such a blessing, aren't they?

Margaret Cloud said...

That red hat is really nice. You are blessed to have known your Grandmother for seven years, I never saw my Grandmothers.