Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Granny's Sewing Notions

I still remember Granny's sewing notions. 

A button here, a button there,
in a drawer, in an apron pocket.

Old shirts were never discarded.
Buttons were cut off and cloth was used 
to make other garments or undergarments.

I can remember the "clothes pin bag"
hanging on a nail on the back porch
where the wringer washer sat. 

Granny's apron pocket held a little bit of everything.
I imagine once in a while you may find 
a couple of clothespins left over from the line.

A Granny's apron may be full
but a Granny's heart is never too full to hold one more.

Our Connor man got a haircut with candy and a movie
 at a kid's salon in Franklin last week. 

He likes to help mommy cook.

He will turn three this month and he is potty trained now.
No more pull-ups for the big boy.  
"I'm wearing big-boy britches."

At 6 months, our Cora bug is ready to crawl.
She is being introduced to rice cereal and veggies.
She is a sweetheart.  She makes my heart melt.
Cora adores her big brother and
she's mommy and daddy's little girl.


Some have asked me about my daughter and Baby Harper.  

I don't have a belly bump photo to show.  
Next weekend we will be in Nashville for Connor's birthday
and I'll come back with photos for sure.  

Harper is growing and both mommy and baby are doing well.  
Daddy can now feel her kick.  She can open her eyes
and she can hear.  I say, "Sing, baby girl, sing."
She weighs 1 1/2  pounds and is 13 1/2 inches in length.  
This week Christy had the glucose tolerance test
and we anxiously await the results. 

These two are as happy as can be. 
They just don't do pictures. 
That will have to change when our baby gets here!
I'm sure Daddy will buy a camera.

These two are TN and GA fans
but are happily on the same "team" in life. 

I don't sew and I don't hang clothes on the line, 
but I love like a Granny!

My Heart is Full to Overflowing, 



  1. You're a wonderful Granny! Can't wait to see more pictures!

  2. Sweet! I wrote a post on my other blog about apron never know what you would find there!Sweet, sweet our childhoods! Great pics of your kiddos...big and little ones....and LUCKY YOU,going to Nashville!

  3. Hmm..we might have had the same Grandma (wink)--no way little Cora is 6 months old!!! Loveeeee Connor too!! He is such a cutie..keeping you in prayer. Blessings

  4. Bonnie, Your family pics are so cute. I remember buttons in a button box...which would be a tin that once held candies or cookies. I loved looking at them all too. Bless you, xoxo,Susie

  5. I am somewhat of a button collector:) I always buy jars of old buttons! Enjoy your day dear friend! I know you are looking forward to squeezing those little ones! OH and you can join our family anytime you want:) The more the merrier:) Sending HUGS your way!

  6. Oh Bonnie, what a precious post - you brought a sweet smile to my face :)

    Hugs to you!

  7. This is such a sweet post, Bonnie! I remember my great-grandma always wearing an apron, and no matter what you needed, she somehow found in an apron pocket!

    Being a Grandma (or Nana in my case) is the best job I have ever had! Your little ones are so cute. It's good to encourage little Connor in the kitchen arena, he just might be a chef some day -- our son did!

    Thank you so much for following my blog, and I'll be following right back!

  8. What a wonderful heart warming family post, l wish you and your growing family blessings and joy.

  9. There is absolutely NOTHING like being a grand parent! I just cannot imagine my life without my grands! Your family is beautiful and your granny memories were a special treat to read tonight! I pray our grands have happy and warm loving memories of us some day! Blessings, Cindy

  10. You are one special grandma. Loved all the pictures. Hope from visiting our little Tristan, and I'm sure missing him.

  11. Such sweet photos of the are blessed!
    I have always loved the look of old sewing notions in jars!

  12. I love sewing notions too, but what I love even more is the word notions, it just sums it up so beautifully doesn't it!! xx

  13. My granny was a seamstress for Belk and had a ton of scraps and notions for us to sew clothes for our dolls. Great news of all the babies!

  14. What beautiful grandchildren you have! This was a heart inspiring post, starting with the stories of your grandmother. I loved my grandmother with all my heart (and still do even though she is gone). Grandmothers always have a special place in our hearts and our grandchildren a special place as well. Nothing is better!


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