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My Mother-in-Law's Dowry

From some items, examining one’s own life path, translated…

Thanks to the earthquakes that happened a short while ago, most of the dishes, bowls, and cups are all shattered now, and all we have left are, a few of the wooden bowls and plates from a couple of our friends, and the fruit bowl that we’d put inside the fridge the night previous. 454 more words

Experiences Of Life


It’s just a table, and currently it is sitting in my dining room flanked by chairs that belonged once upon a time to my husband’s grandparents. 1,052 more words

Creating Heirlooms...

I am busy most days making baby quilts and selling them from my house.  I am committed to using up all the scrap material I have in my collection. 91 more words

Turning Your Wedding Dress Into Something Old and Forever

Kate makes her First Communion on Saturday. And she’s doing it in my dress.

This is kind of a thing in our family. Back when my brothers and I were getting married, my mom used her dress and my grandmother’s dress to make garters for the brides. 443 more words


The Diamond Tennis Bracelet

There is quite an extensive and sentimental history behind the glorious eye candy that is the tennis bracelet. Before getting to the story behind the iconic name, I want you to explore with me the legacy that the diamond bracelet has had and continues to be a part of. 563 more words

Quilting. What was I thinking?

When I was a young girl, my paternal great grandmother made me this quilt. When I was at her house, I noticed her sewing in the evening while watching television. 639 more words