but to me, a young mom, and her ever curious little daughter, that box was such a treasure chest and immediate bond with generations passed ... and an investment in a generation yet to discover the joys of cloth and needles, lace and love!l packed deep within the confines of "The Box" were several patterns that Dee had used for Nancy, as the mom made play clothes and school clothes and church dresses and pajamas, baby cloths and big girl clothes, all as visible demonstrations of love for her young daughter, growing up in the 50s!
The patterns contain the directions AND all the pattern pieces, now metiulously folded back within the jacket - and i have kept them tucked away for "One Day" ever since i first discovered them in "The Box". They are dated, which is priceless to me, on the back of each envelope. And they are very clearly marked for sale, with prices ranging from $.50 to $1.00 ..... and realizing that most patterns are in the $10 range now (thank you Lord for 1/2 price coupons) . . . just another reminder of times gone by ... how far we've come and yet how much we are still the same . . .
Well .... today ... One Day finally came!
i made a trip to Hobby Lobby and discovered that frames were 50% off so . . .
|1st/initial option ... not so much!|
But . . . . 9 frames later . . . . . . . .
my "Gallery" is just so much FUN in my newly organized and still clean Knitting Room! I feel like i'm just sitting in the middle of all my family and friends .. there are so many precious memories and stitches scattered throughout my little cocoon of a room!
It feels so good to know that i have actually been able to "check off" a task that i've been saving .... re-visiting old memories of my own mom sewing for me ... Nancy's mom sewing for her .... me sewing for Rachael .... and hopefully one day, Rachael doing the same thing for her children . . . and while it has been nice to have the "luxury" of planning for "One Day" there is ONE THING that should NOT be left unattended.
Before you even finish reading this post i have to ask: Has there ever been a time when you've asked the Lord into your heart ... to be Your Lord and Savior? THAT and That alone, is the ONE THING on this ONE DAY that can not wait .... Becoming a Child of the King is the ONE THING that HE died for .... acknowledging Him as Your Father is the ONE THING that He is waiting to hear .....
John 3:16 says it all:
For God loved the world
His only Son,
that whoever believes in Him
would not perish
but have everlasting life.
This One Day = Everlasting Eternity
Rev. 3:20 Listen! I am standing at the door [of your heart] knocking! If anyone opens that door i WILL come in, and live with You, and you with Me!
2 Sam. 22:17 He reached down from on high and took hold of me - He rescued me!
fyi: that's a LONG time to sit and knit and take knitting lessons/life lessons from the very One that knit you together ... He's been "knitting" for a LONG time now and He's really good at ALL that He does!
Praying ToDay will be your ONE DAY!
Thanks Nancy! Love you!