Some 20 something years ago Nanna taught my daughter Emily how to knit. Emily passed this
on to her daughter, Starlet. And now Nanna is teaching Great-Granddaughter as she once did
Granddaughter. I can’t think of a much better legacy to pass on. It’s a craft that will bring hours
of enjoyment. It’s a craft that enables one to produce gifts of love for others. Gifts that when worn
remind us of those who lovingly made the special piece for us. I love inheriting objects that I can gaze upon that reminds me of the loved one who gave it, but one of my most precious memories is of the hours my patient Grandma spent teaching me to embroider. I remember her taking me to Woolworths and letting me pick out my own dresser scarf and the embroidery floss in the colors I wanted. Every time I embroider now I think of her.
Now Starlet will have her own memories of the time her Great Nanna lovingly and patiently spent
teaching her a craft that will live on and on. May the legacy continue.
Lambert is our little paleontologist. He has loved and collected dinosaurs since he was a wee little
guy. It was so funny- I was reading him one of his many dinosaur books and butchering their
names. I guess he was making all kinds of puzzled face whenever I pronounced them, but he didn’t correct me until finally I think it got to be too much for him! He is a spitting image of his Dad, Ryan. I realize I didn’t get any pic of Emily or Ryan this trip.
This is the ‘Mother Hubbard’ coat I bought Starlet last winter while I was still up north. It has a beautiful purple duffle liner underneath. It is the traditional coat of the Inuit women and girls. I think she would fit right in-in
the Arctic regions, don’t you?
Sorry to say, the little guys have gotten away from wearing any coats representing their heritage, except for ceremonies. So I didn’t have a special coat I could purchase for Lam. But maybe I’ll pass on my musk oxen rack to him someday! That is about as close as one can get to a
pre-historic animal these days anyway. As usual our trip was short, but sweet. I’m sure looking forward to spending more time with these two at Christmas holidays!
Today I am devoting my time to getting my living room back in order now that the stack of boxes
are gone. I have to tell you that I have already packed away my fall decorations. I was truly sick
of looking at them! Anyone else feel that way yet? I am waiting until the first of December to start with the Christmas deco so I don’t burn out on it too quickly too. I’d better get at it now.
Have a great day-Kimberly