Friday, May 11, 2007

Show and Tell Friday

This is my first time contributing to Show and Tell Friday although I have been reading people's posts for a few weeks and I started writing this post last week!

This clock used to hang in my grandma's bedroom.

When I was growing up, I would visit her in Chatham, New Jersey during the summers. I would stay in her bedroom with her since she had two single beds. The clock hung on the wall to the side of the beds and I would go to sleep and wake up looking at it.

It is hard to tell from the pics, but she cross stitched the face of the clock. The clock was a kit she put together to showcase her needlepoint.

Although my grandmother had many beautiful and special things, this is the one thing that reminds me most of her. When she died, this is the ONE thing I wanted. My mother has brought me carloads of my grandmother's things, but this one clock means the most to me. It reminds me of sleepovers at her house, how she taught me to do needlepoint and cross stitch, how she was very crafty, and fills me with the warmth of her love.

It hangs in my living room now so I can see it as soon as I come down the stairs in the morning and right before I go to bed at night.

If you'd like to see other people's show and tell Friday, check out Kelli's page.


Trella said...

The clock is gorgeous. How wonderful that you get the clock.

Your grandmother was very talented, and I can tell the clock holds lots of wonderful memories.

Lori said...

I'm sure that is special for you to have that clock of your grandma's. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Susan said...

Ph Kahri, that is lovely. I'll have to take a close look!!! :o)
((hugs)) and Happy Mother's Day

Kelli said...

It's beautiful! Lovely stitchwork. I enjoyed hearing your special memories, your grandmother sounds like a very special lady. Thank you for joining in for show and tell!

Ruth said...

Oh, how beautiful and special! I'm so glad you have that wonderful memory of your grandmother.

Unknown said...

That is so unique and sentimental. I love all things sentimental!

This was only my 2nd time to participate in the show and tell. Isn't it fun? I feel like I'm back in Kindergarden!!
Happy Mother's Day!