Sunday, June 5, 2016

Memories


As I have been putting my new home together, I realize how important memories and family heirlooms are to the memory of growing up.

This piece I made last night honoring my "Nana".  My Nana was my Mom's Mom and lived with us from the time I was in the first grade.  She was so creative and did the most gorgeous embroidery and crochet work.  I know that is where my Mom got all of her talent.


This piece has a small silver frame with a photo of my Nana and my son at about 18 months of age.  The watch was my Nana's and I have had it since she passed away. I ask for her button box after she passed and the watch was in this huge box that she collected buttons ins.  She cut the buttons off of anything that was worn out and about to be thrown away. I decided it wasn't doing any good being stowed away and I wanted to get it out and displayed.

So, I made the insert for this frame loaded with the photo, her watch and lots of vintage fabric, lace, trim and buttons.  The lacy hankerchief hanging off at the bottom was hers also.

In other things making memories....


precious great grandson Bentley turned one....


and one day when I picked up the girls at daycare, we went to Braums for ice cream.

These are things that I hope will make precious memories for them.

Enjoy!

Judy




35 comments:

  1. Judy, I love how you made a memory board of your Nana's things. So meaningful. Your Grands are adorable!
    hugs,
    Linda

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    1. Thanks Linda. And yes, the Grands are just precious!! LOL

      Judy

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  3. A beautiful way to keep those memories of your Nana! And such sweet pictures of your adorable little ones enjoying their future memories!
    Happy week Judy.
    Helen xox

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    1. Thanks Helen.

      Have a great week.

      Judy

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  4. I love the treasures you put together in a collage. What a wonderful idea! And of course your little ones are the sweetest! And it just had to be BLUE! heehee! Oh my! Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Diane. The little one was blue for days!!

      Judy

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  5. You make precious memories for those darlings all the time Judy.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. Thanks Meredith. I sure try!

      Have a great week.

      Judy

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  6. Hi Judy, Love the keepsake memory frame you designed using your Nana's treasures. She sounds so much like my grandmother who I also called Nana. I have many of her crocheted items and she taught me to embroider when I was just 7 years old. Your display piece is a treasure.

    Love the M&M's (memory makers) in your photos. Happy Birthday to your darling grandson and the girls look so happy as they enjoy their ice cream!!

    Have a great week and enjoy the sunshine this week. xo

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    1. Thanks. We are enjoying lots of sunshine this week. Nice after all of the weeks of rain. But, I'm sure we'll be wanting the rain back before long,

      Have a great week.

      Judy

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  7. I love family treasures..and you are right..they don't need to be in a cedar chest or such..they need to be out where we can see them....I love ice cream but I love those 3 little girls more...xoxo

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    1. Those three little girls are such a delight to me and keep me so busy but I love every minute of them.

      Have a wonderful week.

      Judy

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  8. That is an aweseome frame you've made from Nana's things. love it.

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  9. back again to say that your post reminded me of one I did years ago...is it ok to use one of your photos and link right back to you....? pretty please...with sugar on it....

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    1. Certainly you can.

      Thanks for asking.

      Judy

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  10. These trips will be precious memories for your grands, you will be surprised at how many things they carry with them throughout their lives.

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    1. Thanks Dewena for dropping by. I just hope they have as wonderful memories of their times with me as I do with my Nana.

      Judy

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  11. I love what you did with your Nana's treasures...it is so pretty!! Your little grandson is adorable...my grandson just lost his first tooth last night. Your granddaughters look like they are enjoying their ice cream...so cute!!
    ~Cindy

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    1. Thanks Cynthia. Those kids keep me going.

      Judy

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  12. What fun with the grands...happy birthday to Bentley. I love your memory board for your nana. Precious!

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  13. Good job on the memory box. I know your grandkids will have great memories of you as you spend time with them and take them for ice cream! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Thanks Teresa. I love doing things with those girls, They are so much fun. They do wear me out but I'm always ready for more. Am taking them all three to the show this afternoon, First time for the twins. Should be fun.

      Judy

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  14. Your memory box is absolutely beautiful ~ what a wonderful way to display precious treasures! Can't believe Bentley is one year old already. Time really flies.

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  15. I love the memory box! I need to get some things out and do something similar, since you don't live close and I can't get you to do it for me.

    Making memories with the greats is always special!

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    1. Thanks! It really wasn't hard at all. I started with the photo and the watch and hankerchief and then just added to it.

      Give it a try,

      Judy

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  16. I just love your memory box. So beautiful! Have fun with your grandbabies! Take care, Maria

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  17. What a wonderful idea to put precious keepsakes. I know your grans will have wonderful memories with you. Hope you have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thanks. It was a fun project to do,

      Judy

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  18. I adore the memory board you created! How beautiful and laced with wonderful heirlooms. Love all the pictures of your precious grands! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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