Monday, December 21, 2020

My Talented Gram

 Nothing makes mom happier than to see all of her mom's beautiful handmade Christmas ornaments each year.  She was one very talented and crafty lady!  She's been gone four years now and we miss her a lot.

Gram loved to save beautiful cards and she would trace them onto very thin wood that she cut out on her own little jigsaw and then she would paint them white and then she would do pen and ink and "wash" them with color. 
Some of them are so fragile that you have to be ever so careful.
Each and every one of them makes mom smile.

Mom has many of Gram's handmade ornaments and she feels so fortunate to be the caretaker of them. 

Do you see that garland over the covered fireplace?  Gram also made cross-stitched ornaments.

These are a few of them. 

We sure do love Christmas time.  

Happy first day of Winter!

Love ya lots♥



  1. Happy First Day of Winter and you look so comfy on the bed Molly. We love your Mom's ornaments and feel so lucky to have the ones you gave us. They look fantastic on our tree and we love homemade items they are so special.

    I never managed to master the art of cross stitch. I can embroider which my Gran taught me but cross stitch just gets away from me!! We love your tree and decorations.

    Hugs & Love, Susie & Treacle xxx

  2. Hari OM
    OMD these are just precious!!! "Hairy looms" are what they are - I hope there is somewhere to pass them on to. Eventually. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. Wow, what a clever and talented Gram you had. We know that your mom will treasure those beautifully crafted ornaments for ever and ever.

  4. that is so beautiful... we love it a lot!!!

  5. Molly and Sun...MY GOODNESS me. What exquisite hand work with the cards and cross stitching. WOW I'd say I'm speechless but you know better.
    Molly I love the end with your sweet face
    Hugs and AWWWS

  6. What a beautiful tribute to your moms mom. Made me smile.

    Have a woof woof day and week, Miss Molly. Big hug to your mom. ♥

  7. Your Gram sure was talented and creative! You and your Mom are so lucky to have those treasures to bring out every Christmas. ♥

  8. Those are amazing, and she made them herself - what an heirloom for the whole family! Happy Holidays!

  9. These are wonderful! Merry Christmas!

  10. What beautiful ornaments! We bet each and everyone of them is a treasured memory! And thanks for sharing those with use!
    Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and Barb

  11. Mom has always admired the many treasures your Mom has from your Gram. We are not sure we have seen these gorgeous wooden ornaments before - such talent and patience to create them!!! Thanks for sharing.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  12. Such special treasures you have there. She was definitely a very talented lady.

  13. Those are so beautiful and we know they mean the world to your mom.

  14. Your Grandma was very talented. You are so lucky to have such precious things to remember her by.

  15. Such treasures and traditions, just wonderful.

  16. Your ornaments are beautiful and so special. Ornaments with a story are extra important and meaningful. Enjoy your holidays!

  17. Wow! Those are so beautiful! Hope you have a very Happy Christmas!