I shared with the Swappies, the surprise I had for Jen and Brooklyn. One Swappie made an observation I hadn't thought of...She said:
That simple sentence stopped me in my tracks. My mom used this machine to make things for my daughter, her granddaughter, and now I was using it to make things for my granddaughter, her great-grandddaughter.
So sweet that you could use your mom's sewing machine to make this for Brooklyn.
I began to remember the things she gave to Haley that she made. A simple quilt, doll clothes for her American Girl dolls and clothing. As I was doing my creating, I poured hours and hours of love into what I was making for Brooklyn. I never fully realized how much love my mom poured into the things she created for Haley... and for me, over the years. Now, when I look at the things in my home she had created, whether a sewing project, a painting or a piece of furniture she fixed up, I see and feel the hours of love she spent on me...
As soon as I hear that the surprise made it to Brooklyn's house, I'll post pictures of what I made. :o) I am doing so well at keeping the surprise (which is a minor miracle) I don't want to blow it now. ;o)