Hello friends and neighbors...how are you?
Are you all rested from a relaxing weekend, and ready to
start this new week that has been gifted to you?
Buried treasures from the "Farmhouse East Wing"...
It has been many years since my dear Grandmother passed away,
but her memories are the foundation of my childhood.
The photo is of my Grandmother
as a young girl...Lovingly, Mary Robbins.
When my mother and I packed up all her earthly possessions, I
was gifted ALL her sewing goods...as I'm the only one in
the family to inherit working with needle & thread!
This was a difficult undertaking for my mother and I,
and all of the boxed up childhood treasures have
remained unpacked after all these years!
Until last week, when I decided I was finally ready to
go on a mission to find the embroidery hoops Grandma
taught me how to sew with as a young girl.
After many hours in the East Wing (storage room) of the
farmhouse, I finally opened the right box...
Very worn and weathered, I started by rubbing the wood
down with Old English to bring back the luster...the left side
is undone and the right side now looks lovely!
Next, out to my husbands workshop for a minor repair...now
it's as good as new!
I am absolutely overjoyed to hold this in my hands once
again after all these years!
I remember well my Grandma hand stitching the linen
strips onto the hoop!
The best part was opening up the tool box, and how the
memories filled my head...along with a few tears!
Oh, how I loved the little amber glass bottle that we used to keep
our needles in...I had forgotten all about it!
I'm really looking forward to designing a special larger
sampler using this faithful old friend!
On Friday, I'll share my Grandma's wonderful
stash of hand held embroidery hoops.
On Sunday, we had gone to Rochester, Minnesota,
but due to road construction on Interstate~90,
we decided to take the back roads...
Oh boy, I'm I ever glad we did...so scenic!
"Garvin Brook"... old train trestle land marker!
Under this old rustic train trestle is a bubbling brook...
A small brook with a very soothing bubbling sound!
So peaceful and quaint!
Such wonderful workmanship, but wait until you
see the main attraction...
Wow, great old stone bridge!
Dated 1882...that's 133 years old!
Covered with wild vines...right up my alley!
I no longer have the time to keep my Ebay Shop as active as
it once was.
However, I've been looking forward to the day when my
feedback score would reach a certain number...
And today is the day, 1961...my birth year!
Little mile markers to make my work fun and enjoyable!
~ Weekly Soul Food ~
My son, if thou wilt receive my words,
and hide my commandments with thee,
So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom,
and apply thine heart to understanding;
Yea, if thou criest after knowledge,
and liftest up thy vioce for understanding;
If thou seekest her as silver,
and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord,
and find the knowledge of God.
~ Proverbs 2:1~5...KJV ~
Have a great week my friends, hope you'll
stop back on Friday to see what's new
at Scattered Seed Samplers!
Remove not the ancient landmark,
which thy fathers have set. Proverbs 22:28