Although ist’s been a while since I have posted, I have decided to forego writing about food or food related things for today. In a few days I will be a grandma. My children have given me the blessing of taking on the title “Oma” (German for Grandmother) since my Oma has gone to be with Jesus and having a name to go by will make little Fox’s life easier– not to mention everyone else’s. I am so honored to step into those shoes, so to speak, although I know I cannot fill them as adequately and graciously as she did.
The fun thing is that my daughter, Angela, the mother of our first grandchild, has gotten herself all nesty in the last few months and started crocheting and sewing. She made some burp cloths and a great little Pillow Top Towel that little Fox Mathis will be layed on when he comes out from his first bath. It’s made from a large towel and has his name appliqued on it in sweet cotton fabrics I had left over from a previous project.
It’s curious to me how in these times of instant gratification most folks just go out and buy what they want and the arts of sewing, crocheting, knitting etc. have become all but lost in so many families.
I’m so grateful for my heritage. I’m grateful for the old ways, for what it means to be a homemaker and for my family who have been my crafting inspiration. May our hands never be idle. May our lives be full of creativity and may we find the joy of creating wonderful things for our loved ones to enjoy.
Please visit my daughter’s brand new blog, The Fox Hole, and see the fun things she has created.
We want to thank Hailey Steadman for this tutorial for the Pillow Top Towel.
Titus 2:2-8 the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, .. teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed…., in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showingintegrity, reverence, incorruptibility, sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.