Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Surprise from Mom

My sweet Mom passed away back in 2004 (and I miss her so much!) but the other day I got a surprise from her!  How cool is that? 

She left me a couple of boxes of dishes, I was told that they were the dishes she and my Dad got as wedding gifts and she had saved them for me all these years.  My step-dad brought them over after she passed away.  I never opened them up.   I just had a funny feeling they weren't the right dishes and knew it would really bum me out if I found out I was right. 

Well, the other day Mark broke our platter and had the idea that he would check in those boxes to see if there was a platter in there.  Sadly, I was right.  They weren't the old dishes, but the everyday ones they used in their home.  It's a funny thing, but I was so touched by those.  She was a fabulous cook and so much of her life was lived in her kitchen--and it brought back memories of all the fun and wonderful meals we had with them when we would go for visits. 

While digging around looking for a platter, Mark stuck his hand all the way down to the bottom of the box and said "what the heck?" and pulled out a fistful of crochet hooks!    Then he stuck his hand in again and pulled out some more!  ...and again!  ....and again!!  LOL  totally cracked me up.  If my Mom wasn't cooking something, there was a good chance she was crocheting something!   AND she was a crafty-hoarder (it's where I get it! lol).   Finding  all those hooks really took the sting away from the fact that I don't, after all, have those old dishes and probably won't ever know what happened to them.  Thanks for the smile Mom..and the memories♥♥♥  You always could make me laugh!

I was inspired to make up a couple of crochet hook rolls for my Etsy shop, and I've included 7 of  Mom's hooks in each one (of course I've saved a couple sets for myself!).  What the heck, she would be tickled pink that I made them a roll to go in and  that I passed them along!

Crochet Hook Roll


Sugar Mountain Mercantile said...

How sweet is that:) Having just lost my Mom a few months ago I can imagine how special it was for you to discover one of her treasures tucked away like that. Gotta love our Moms!

Jennie said...

Karen!! What a wonderful post. I'm so very glad that there was a happy memory tucked inside that box, and that you've given Mom's hooks a new place to call home. The crochet hook roll is fabulous, and something all of us "hookers" can use :)

Lallee said...

Oh, this is too sweet! I had Fiestaware dishes for several years all because of my childhood. It's the everyday memories, aren't they?

Lisa said...

That is so great! Makes me want to go make some sort of fun/funny boxes for my kids to find some day. lol

I am so behind in blog reading. Love your colorful hair. :D

I don't come by often but I think of you every day. No really! I have the bag thingie hanging in my kitchen and I see it all the time and always think of you. ♥

Amy said...

Great post. Love the pics!!

one heart said...

Hi Karen :-)

This is one of the loveliest blogs I've visited. Nice to "meet" you and your family here! And so many pretties to see!

Take care-Debi

Theresia (Minori Design) said...

Karen, what a wonderful post.
Thinking of my mom now and how much i miss her...

Firecracker Kid said...

Aww, what a wonderful post. So nice that you have something of your mothers. That's where you got your clever craftiness from:)

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