Saturday, December 24, 2011

shine




The crocheted hat was made and given to me by my grandmother, Lucia, one year. It was a pretty big deal because she had more than 20 granddaughters to make hats for. As I recall, she made mittens for the boys, another 20 or so. I don't think we all got them in the same year either, so it was special when your turn came up. My extended family is large on both sides, I tried to add up all my first cousins and think it's around 92.

I love the clearing energy of fresh garland and simple lights. I love the house still and ready for everyone to come over. And I love to remember that we, all of us, light up each other's lives. I know that each person who stops by to read this web log shines a little light on mine. As do all you whose blogs I visit.

Happy weekending! xo

14 comments:

deanna7trees said...

love your story about the hat. wow...what a large family. the complete opposite of mine. your home looks lovely and all ready for guests.

Nancy said...

What a touching story about your girlhood hat. I am so curious about the 18 patches of light in the background. I saw this today and thought of you:
http://www.quiltingdaily.com/blogs/quilting-daily/archive/2010/01/05/create-an-easy-snowflake-centerpiece.aspx?a=qr111224

COSMIC ARCATA said...

I really enjoyed your story, and stories as I have visited your blog starting in Sept. I appreciate your process and living. Thank you for sharing your knowledge of the Moon Cycles. Have a wonderful holiday.

Notjustnat said...

Lovely story Peggy. What a treasure hat to keep. Wishing you and yours the very best Christmas and Happy 2012 - Hugs Nat

Jacky said...

A Christmas treasure, what a lovely story about your hat and the mittens. Big family you have, that must have kept your grandmother very busy!!! My grandmother on my mothers side loved embroidery and made all of her daughters and grand daughters an embroidered cloth. There is nothing like a handmade gift.
Your home looks so peaceful and serene awaiting you family.
Have a wonderful time together!
Wishing you all peace, happiness and good fortune.

Jacky xox

Marie said...

Hope your Christmas has been filled with much love, joy and peace. Wishing you warm hearts and happy days! xoxo

Deb G said...

What a wonderful gift...hope your holidays have been full of joy.

woman with wings said...

Deanna, thanks, we had a nice time. Even though my family is huge, honestly I don't feel like I know even an eighth of them now. Too many can be too much, I guess.

woman with wings said...

Nancy, thanks for that link -- dryer sheets, how 'bout that, I may try it out. The patches of light are little glass block window nooks by the back door, a 50's house! At the front door, too, good places for colored glass.

woman with wings said...

Cosmic Arcata, thank you for the nice compliment, that means a lot and my world just got a little brighter! Happy holidays to you, too.

woman with wings said...

Hi Nat, thank you! I've had that hat my whole life and never really thought too much about it. Funny how things rise to the surface. Happy days to you, too!

woman with wings said...

Hi Jacky, thank you -- I love that our grandmothers were able to find time to make beautiful things for us. If I had their workload, I don't think I'd have it in me at the end of the day to stitch and knit. We are lucky! I wish you a wonderful holiday season, too!

woman with wings said...

Marie, thank you, we've had a lovely holiday so far. I was much more tired the day after Thanksgiving. More cooking, I guess! Happy warm days to you and your houseful, too!

woman with wings said...

Deb, hope your days are warm and bright and FUN up there in the Pacific NW. We have the bright and the fun, but not the warm!