Almost everyone has a mom or grandmother who has made something handmade. My mom’s mom made wonderful quilts, blankets, table cloths, and clothes, whether sewn by hand, machine, crocheted or knitted.
I keep a lot of what she made stored safely and only use them once in a while. But one item, which she made me when I was in elementary school, I keep special items inside. A knitted drawstring bag.
Every once in a while I will open it up and look at what it has kept safe for years. The funniest are old hand-written notes from some of my childhood girl and boy friends in the fifth grade.
This bag did not cost a lot of money to make and, I will admit, it is not the most beautiful in color choice or design. But my grandmother made it specially for me, so I think of her every time I open it and appreciate it.