This bowl was my Momma's, and we used it every holiday, or every large batch of potato salad! My baby brother Happy was able to rescue it for me, and I think of him and the folks every time I walk into the kitchen. It is one thing that has made me smile recently. The old glass canning jars with zinc lids came from the "homestead", too. :-}
Man, there is no sewing happening this week. Hap came through with a u-haul after 11 pm, and we worked most of the night sorting through and sharing stories, our own version of a memorial, I guess.
You did my heart good. We'll share a few pictures of Virginia stuff later.
Now, this week, I was talking to a friend from my youth. Her name is Norma, and she wanted to come and share a special celebration of her "spiritual birthday" with me, and she sure brought encouragement with her! I haven't seen Norma for 35 years, but we have spoken and facebooked for a few years.
See these smiles? We have really enjoyed our short visit.
I have not smiled this much for a while. We said goodbye tonight, but it has been a boost to my spirit. Tomorrow, it's back to second grade with a bit of joy. I'm glad to feel more like myself again.
Oh, and I've been cutting a few strips of bright prints, more on that to come. . . !