I was able to spend some nice time with my parents. I cannot believe I didn't get a picture of my dad, but here is my mother and she will be turning 79 this June. I think she looks great. She has battled breast cancer and has a new hip and I feel so blessed with how well she is doing. BTW...See her working in the kitchen. My parents bought this house before I was born! They've lived in it about 50 years now. The stove was new when I was a little girl. It has to be about 30 years old now and she won't trade it in on a newer model. I also love the apron she is wearing. That is then next thing I want to sew are some aprons for myself. Do you think that wearing arpons puts you in the mood to clean? Also, there is no dishwasher or garbage disposal. We did the dishes by hand three times a day while I visited. Oh how thankful I am for my modern kitchen.
I helped mom pin a quilt to get it ready for her to machine quilt it. I'll share some pictures of her quilts another day. While I was there I noticed that I have done a lot of crafting over the years. I knew I had done some, but I didn't realize just how much! I took pictures of some of it and will also be sharing that in upcoming posts from time to time. The one I am sharing today is a basket I wove from fabric and paper twist. Do you remember paper twist? The frame of this basket is made from 3 brown paper bags put together for strength and then the paper twist and fabric was woven around the paper bags. The basket is lined with fabric that is held in place using hot glue. The lace is also held in place with hot glue. I must have woven this basket 25 years ago. It was a fun find. I can't believe all the things mom has kept that I have made.
During the week I did a fair amount of crocheting. I made several dish clothes and gave them to mom. I also crocheted a scarf and two place mats. I'm having a lot of fun with this new skill I'm learning.
I hope all of you have had a wonderful and blessed week.