Just wanted to share my dear friend Stephanie with
You wonderful ladies!
I am so thankful to have a dear friend who will share a great post!
This is a sweet post and I know you will enjoy it!
My name is Stephanie and I blog over at
My little place consists of crafts, sewing, recipes, hymns, tea cups,
and sweet encouragement from the Bible.
It is such an honor to be posting on Roxy's blog today.
Roxy has been an instrument of wisdom to me
and her blog posts have always taught and encouraged me .
Whether it's a lesson from God's Word or a delicious recipe I am always blessed.
Today I wanted to share with you a few family treasures
that belonged to my husband's side of the family.
My dear mother-in-law first gave me the cookbook and tea cup
for a house-warming gift when my darling hubby and I
moved into our new home back in January.
She wrote me a letter with a little history about the items -
they belonged to my husband's Gammie.
The heart hath its own memory, like the mind,
and in it are enshrined the precious keepsakes.
~ Unknown ~
Gammie had a Canadian friend, Alice,
that would come to North Carolina to work at Piedmont Baptist College.
Alice was the dietitian, menu maker, and cook.
She would return to Canada in the Summer and return to Piedmont in the Fall.
Alice gave Gammie the tea cup and cookbook which was later passed down to my mother-in-law
and now my husband and I have it.
My dad's side of the family is Canadian and I lived there for several years
so I find it fascinating that I would inherit something from my husband's side of the family
that came from a dear Canadian woman.
Don't you love the way God works?
Now onto the lovely hand-stitched quilt. . .
Once again, my sweet mother-in-law gave me a special gift and it was this quilt.
She gave it to my family on Mother's Day.
The Story. . .
Gammie and her husband were married in 1948
and her mother which would be the grandmother of my mother-in-law
asked a lady to make this quilt for Gammie as a wedding gift.
The quilt was never given to Gammie for her wedding. . .
You see, while this lady was working on the quilt top she had a stroke and was unable to finish.
The top remained in plastic wrapping in Gammie's dresser drawer for years
so in the mid-1980's my mother-in-law took the quilt top home to see if someone could finish it.
There was a lady in the church who took the quilt and finished it.
My mother-in-law sent the finished quilt to Gammie for Christmas -
she was finally able to enjoy it after almost 40 years of keeping it tucked away in a dresser drawer.
Gammie, a lady I did not have the privilege of knowing, passed away in 1999.
I now have pieces of the past from this precious woman
whom my husband lovingly calls 'Gammie.'
Family is beautiful - may we never forget the stories of the past
and may they forever be close to our hearts.
The past is just the beginning of a beginning.
~ H.G. Wells ~
Thank you, Roxy, for allowing me to be apart of your wonderful blog.
It was truly a pleasure being here today.
Hugs and blessings to all of you!