Children touch all of our lives. We all have the opportunity to sow seeds into the next generation…” – Victoria Osteen

Although I am not a highly accomplished seamstress I can find plenty of projects that match my abilities. The joy I feel with each completed project makes me grateful my son gave me a new Brother a few years ago to reintroduce me to a hobby from my youth.

Since my stitched Valentine’s gift to my dear little eleven month old granddaughter Charlotte had been sent off in the mail several weeks prior to the 14th, I spent a little time on Valentine’s Day with a paper craft that will blossom in spring.


(Photos: Valentine’s gift for my dear little granddaughter whose first birthday is just around the corner!)

I look forward to the day when my twin sister and I can make handcrafts with our first grandchildren, both granddaughters, born 5 months apart.

Memories of my sister and our neighbor selling our handcrafted wares, paper roses, at the local country store remain strong. I wrote a chapter about our experiences in my award-winning memoir Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected.

Do you have a hobby from your youth that got lost while you were busy building a career and raising children? If so, post a comment. My sister and I would love to hear from you!!

 

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