Friday, December 14, 2007
Great Grandma's Christmas Smocking
For many years my mother smocked Christmas balls like the one that you see above. I haven't counted them, but she must have done a dozen or more. She smocked two sets, one for us and one for her. But she was also thinking long range as there would be sets enough to eventually be passed on to her two granddaughters. And since my mother has since shuffled off her mortal coil, her eldest granddaughter has inherited one set. Meanwhile, Cuppa and I hope to use the other set for many years before it makes its way to the next generation.
Floating things sure attract The Bonny Wee Smudge's attention, and she became quite interested in these balls the other day. I held her up close while she gazed and tried her best to grab. She doesn't know that she is being mesmerized by the handiwork of her great grandmother, but I think it's pretty neat and thought I would steal the photo and clip from Thesha's blog to make mention of it. I'm sure that no one will mind: not Thesha, Smudge, or Great grandma.