Earlier today I was looking for something...you know how it goes, you're looking for something that you don't manage to find, but in doing so, you find something you had not seen for a while. That's what prompted this post. I made this pillow cover in 1992. (here minus the actual pillow...flattened a long time ago). I took my hand print and my grandson Tyler's hand print and appliqued them over and under this heart....seems like just yesterday. He was seven years old then. Tyler is now thirty-two years old, but today, looking at this pillow....it just doesn't seem possible. He is my only grandchild, which makes him very special indeed.
Above the pillow, there is a small watercolor, painted by my friend, Jim. And, there is Ty...sitting in a boat. He loves the water, that's for sure. This is one my favorite things Jim ever painted. Imagine that!
And there is this little drawing of a car, truck and trailer loaded with a tractor. I just love it. Ty drew this in 1996, aged eleven, for my birthday.
Under the heart it says:
"Heart and Hands shall never part"
"When this you see, Remember Me"
One of my favorite stories:
When Ty was six years old, I took him shopping with me. On the way home, he was just chatting away....and, of course, I was really enjoying the conversation. I said, "Ty, when I get old will you still come visit me and talk like this?" He thought a minute, then said: "Sure Grandmother! A long pause...then he looked at me and said, "GRANDMOTHER, YOU ARE ALREADY OLD!"
I still laugh about that. (I was forty-six!)
"NOBODY HAS EVER MEASURED, EVEN POETS, HOW MUCH A HEART CAN HOLD."
Yes, indeed, time sure does fly!
Bird Nest Cottage
until next time