Saturday, January 15, 2011
I recently received two mystery boxes in the mail. Don't you just love packages in the mail, especially when you aren't expecting anything?
They were from my 90yr old grandmother, and they were full of sewing stuff! My grandmother used to be a seamstress and used to make and sell undergarments to a boutique in the town where she lived. Racy stuff for so long ago! I didn't grow up around my grandmother, but wonder if maybe she passed the love of sewing on to me. I would have loved to have learned to sew from her. It may have saved yards and yards of fabric.
We talk about once a month on the phone, and after we talk about the kids, and her friends at the senior's rec center, we talk about sewing.
This is some of what was inside the boxes.
At first I wasn't sure what she was talking about as I hadn't unfolded everything.
"There is a flannel polar bear moo moo that a friend made me. Why she would think I would wear a moo moo of all things I don't understand, but I thought maybe you could use the fabric to make pajamas for the kids. I'm sure she went to a lot of trouble, and I do appreciate the gesture, but really..... a moo moo?"
I later unfolded said moo moo, and it is about 3 times the size of my grandmother who is quite slim and spry for 90. It also has football pockets and sleeves! Gave me a bit of a chuckle even imagining it on her, or anyone for that matter!
So, if you have learned anything from today's post, it is that just because someone is 90 doesn't mean that they would appreciate a moo moo. Of course they will certainly appreciate the gesture.