This box of love arrived just in time.
Just in time to warm the feet of two sick kiddos. These slippers have been ever present on their little toes since they arrived. Nothing better then slippers from Grandma to warm your tootsies and cheer you up a bit when your not feeling so good.
My Grandma J sent a box full of slippers. A pair for each member of the family. That's 6 pairs of slippers! Pom poms for the girls and buttons for the boys…. and we LOVE them! They arrived just as the cool weather came. They are all handknit with the same pattern that she has used for years. (If anyone wants it, just send me an email) I think I remember having a purple or mauve colored pair as a kid? They are knit with two strands of yarn so they are nice and thick and the garter stitch makes them stretchy so they fit just p-e-r-f-e-c-t-l-y.
Mr Three is especially smitten with his own and carefully places them by his bed each night before he gets in his blankets. It is just too cute!!
My Grandma J sends me treasures once in awhile (remember these?). This package contained another treasure. A beautiful little tin that held her mother's (my Great Grandma Pearl's) button collection. Many of these buttons were from clothing worn by My Great Gram and some from my Grandma J when she was a little girl. I can only imagine that some of these buttons were carefully clipped off a garment when it had finally become worn enough to turn into rags or repurposed in some other way. A time when we didn't just throw things away. I am really truly mesmerized by these little things and can only imagine where they have traveled….. they have their own little stories….. each of them. All you other vintage button lovers out there know just what I'm talking about!
Thank you is not nearly enough to express my gratitude for this box of love. I hold all these things so close to my heart. And watching those kids scuffle out of bed into the kitchen the last few days in those handmade slippers……. well that's a little over the top for me. I love it!
Grandma J you're the best! Thanks for really knowing me and sharing these treasures and for the knitting hours to make all those slippers…. we love you!