Cora Crafts Mysteries
By Mollie Cox Bryan
I know a woman who made a shower curtain from handkerchiefs. I have a friend who made me a delightful apron out of old shirts. and one of my favorite jewelers makes lovely pieces from old silverware.
I have some great old quilts handed down through my family. Sometimes, when one of the quilts is wrapped around me, I imagine the hands that stitched it and I feel a sense of comfort that goes beyond the warmth of the quilt.
I also have some old cross stitch frames. Pieces that were made for me and given to me by my aunt. These are my treasures and I won't ever get rid of them. Some less sentimental people might call it hoarding of a sort, but I just think of of as a thread to my past and to the people who loved me. For they gave something to me that they made with their own hands. Which is also giving me the gift of their time.
Is it just me? Am I the only person like this? Do you have cherished handmade items you won't throw away?