Pardon me while I get sentimental...
When I was a little girl, way back in the 1960's, my grandmother would make me beautiful dresses.
She had the talent to see a dress in a store window and make a pattern out of a paper grocery bag, then make the dress from some fabric she had on hand. Fortunately for me I inherited that same gene. Wish I had inherited her fabulous cooking gene too, as she used to put on fabulous multi-course Holiday dinners that everyone raved about. Ah, but I digress...
When I was 8 years old, she made me a dress from some red and white, sort of plaidish fabric and saved the leftover yardage. Living through the Great Depression, my grandmother saved everything.
Last year, when I was in a creative mood, I came across the vintage fabric and decided to make these hearts.
It is only fitting that I made the little red hearts from leftover fabric from a dress my grandmother made me when I was 8 years old. I always loved the dresses she made for me, they always seemed to be my style and color. Here I am sitting on the piano bench (next to my brother) wearing the dress. .
I made several of the red and white hearts last year and gave one to each of my girls on Valentine's day.
I love decorating the bare branches with the vintage Valentine hearts and think of those special dresses that my grandmother made me every time I walk by them.
What special memories do you have of Valentine's Day?
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