I have talked about it before. You know that weird green and white afghan I have in my linen closet? I wouldn’t part with it for a million dollars. When someone says, “can you please get me the sick blanket?” everyone in this family knows exactly what blanket they are talking about.
The weird “limey” green colored blanket. My grandma made it for me. She made one for each of my sisters and cousins as well. Each in our favorite color.
I was in love with that limey green color. My mother was always quick to point out a pretty pastel pink or salmon color. Isn’t that nice? Yes. It is nice. However, it is not lime green.
I was over the moon thrilled when I opened my afghan. My grandma got me! My Grandma listened to my choice. What I chose mattered to my Grandma. She made what I would like. One of my sister’s received a bold orange & white afghan. The other received a shocking purple & white afghan.
They use high quality wool felt not the 25 cents a sheet “felt” to make their grands ornaments. They choose the best quality yarn, fabric, thread, beads she can find.
They will hand sew on mini ric rack that takes forever and she has to use a thimble because it is tough to pull the needle through, just because you like owls.
Grandmas are willing to spend money, talent, love and about 6 hours making 3 ornaments.
They will know the moment they open it. They will know that grandmas’ don’t judge nor do they suggest something other. Grandmas respect their grands choices. They will make with their very hands exactly the thing the grand would love.
6 stupendous, magical, love filled words: