Assault and Beadery
Cora Crafts Mysteries
By Mollie Cox Bryan
If you're interested in some ideas on what to make people for the holidays this year, check out this Pinterest board. https://www.pinterest.com/molliecoxbryan/crafty-christmas-gift-ideas/
The style of the day is minimal. "Get rid of your things" seems to be the thing to do. I'm all for purging the things that don't matter to you. But I hate the idea of simply throwing stuff away to fill up landfills. Which is why I feel that repurposing is so important. Look at your things and ask yourself what else you can do with them. Here's a a Pinterest board with some great repurposing ideas. https://www.pinterest.com/molliecoxbryan/repurposed-style/
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 in 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?
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