In our basement hiding for years
Were these treasures that I will hold dear
My Big Mama gave this rabbit fur muff to me
I have so few things from my dad's side of our family tree.
So, my mother keeping this safely put away
Means more than I can say.
My mother's thoughts and daily activities are recorded here
In these diaries that she kept each year.
When she was 10, 11, 12, and 13, my mother
Wrote in the one on the top and the one with no cover.
She wrote about her siblings, her parents, and friends, too
About going to church and going to school.
There's one from nearly every year of her life
About her joys, her work, and her strife.
Our middle daughter designed this dress
When she was in third grade. "Aren't you impressed?"
She wore it on Easter Sunday to church
And while for eggs she went on a search.
When it was made there was a big pink ribbon and bow.
What happened to it, I do not know.
This pretty dress was one I made for our oldest daughter
I loved it more than any I bought her.
It had tulip sleeves with a pretty trim
Which was also sewn on the hem.
The back dipped into a deep V
And had tucks beside the zipper, as you see.
You can see on either side some snaps
A bow used to cover that gap.
I found the bow, and need to retie it.
I've tried, but I can't get it to fit.
This beautiful shawl was made by my college pal
She was one very talented gal.
I wish I knew where she lives now
I guess I could find her, but I'm not sure how.
This gorgeous shawl was made by my husband's grandmother.
It is so lacy and soft. It's equal? There is no other
Grandma is one of my inspirations for learning to knit
And crochet, with the drive to never quit.
Even though, I'm not nearly as talented as she
If I keep practicing maybe I will some day be.
Below is a sample of a sweater I'm knitting.
This is the back, so far I'm not quiting.
I already made one, that didn't turn out,
I used the wrong size needles, and without a doubt,
It really does matter if you want a sweater to fit.
So, from now on I'll use the right ones when I knit.
My sister recommended this book
I've had it a while and hadn't given a look.
But, with snow predicted on these cold winter days
I decided to try it, and I must say,
So far it's really good, so I will continue to read.
But, I have so much else to do, that I really must heed.
I'll read and knit in the evenings, during the days I must go
Clean in the basement and maybe even sew.
The break that I've had from sewing has lasted a long time.
I'll get back to it soon, and.............
I have now reached the end of this rhyme.