Along with how-to's, Grandma also handed down to me some special crafting materials. My favorite is her button box, filled with colorful buttons from Grandpa's old coats, my Mother's dresses as a child, and a full range of family history. A few Christmases ago, when my Grandma handed me the box, we rifled through it together. As she picked up this one and that one, tiny glimpses into our family's story unfolded.
I'm honored to be a part of that story, and I'm lucky to have had her as a part of mine. I miss her already, but every stitch will remind me of all of the wonderful memories we have together.