Sinead the Boston terrier and I have been thinking a lot about heirlooms. Since Christmas is coming, I've been spending a lot of time working on craft projects to give as gifts to friends old and new. And as I work on those projects, she's been sitting on my lap and warming her little body on the cloth. (So if you get gifts from me, they're likely to have pet hair in them. It's a thing.)
And this last week, my family lost our 95 year old patriarch, Cornelius. He was a long-time pet lover who has asked his family to donate to the Willamette Humane Society, in lieu of flowers, as a tribute. And as I write this, my family is working to determine what to do with his wonderful legacy of photographs and family letters and archives. He has a wealth of crafts in his estate as well that will need to be distributed.
As I mentioned in a recent blog post, family heirlooms created by crafters can have a special meaning, even if one doesn't know who made the particular artifact.
Today, I thought I might have Sinead pose in front of a holiday craft project I know a lot about.
The little cloth behind Sinead has a bit of lace with the words "Merry Christmas" below. My aunt made this for me a few years back, and she told me it would make a nice holiday tea towel. I know how these sorts of towels are used and abused in my home, and I couldn't imagine doing the same to this piece, so I use it as a couch protector instead. It goes nicely with my red couch, don't you think?
Do you have special holiday crafts in your home? Tell me about them in the comments, won't you?
If you have a spare moment, please share this post about my sweet foster kitten, Eartha. She goes up for adoption at Willamette Humane Society on Saturday (12/10), and I'm hoping her stay in the shelter will be a sort one. Maybe you can help!
And don't forget to join in to the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday hop! Lots of good stuff this week.