Saturday, March 24, 2012

Family Heirlooms turned to Scrap

You may love scrapbooking the pictures of your little cutie-pies. Who could resist scrapbooking all your family members, those whom you love so dearly? But, I ask how do you scrapbook people who've passed on. Maybe you are like me, you don't have boxes full of pictures of your Great-grandparents to choose from when you are scrapbooking. Nothing new to add to your current scrapbook to keep them close in memory. Perhaps they left you something to remember them by? An Heirloom? Passed down to your grandparent, to your parent, then to you. A small treasure, or a large reminder of the love they had for you, and you for them.
Whatever your heirloom, I suggest adding it to your scrapbook. The picture above is a quilt given to me by my grandmother. My great-grandmother did the blocks, and sometime after she passed away my grandmother found them. She pieced them together and quilted them. After my husband, and I were married, she gave us the quilt as a gift. The scrapbook page was my way of recording the dates and times of when this was made, and my feelings on receiving it from my grandmother. This is just a simple scrapbook page, there are no cute smiles to shine out to the viewer, but the smiles it holds are my own.
My family heirloom turned to scrap, and I love it! ~Happy Scrapping!

5 comments:

  1. This made me smile as well!(And get a little teary eyed.) What a treasure you have in that quilt.

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    1. I do love it, and it's so comfy too!

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  2. I have always wanted to make a scrap book, but have never done it.. I need to get on the ball! Thanks for the tip. And that quilt is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Amber, scrapbooking is very relaxing to me. I do it in small bursts when I have the time. If your a newbie, I would start with a scrapbook kit. They help take out most of the guess work.

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  3. It's great to have something to remember her by. I used to do all that stuff for my babies when they were born.

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