Friday, December 9, 2011

a red mitten


My grandmother made this ornament to celebrate my first Christmas with my husband, nearly thirty years ago. I love the bright red mitten with its gold trim and its message of togetherness. We've weathered some of life's heavy storms since those early days in our marriage, but like this little handmade ornament, we're still hanging in there.

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, 
while loving someone deeply gives you courage." 
Lao Tzu

13 comments:

S. Etole said...

Fit together like "hand and glove."

We have similar straw ornaments!

Ann Marie said...

what a great treasure! i LOVE it!

Rick said...

What a great memento of your grandmother - beautifully made and full of memories !

Kay L. Davies said...

This is wonderful, Leslie, and it's still beautiful, just like you.
K

Elizabeth said...

Lovely -- and a terrific quote from the great Lao Tzu! I am happy to be reminded of him and Taoism --

natsumi nishizumi said...

I love the handmade ornament. The mitten is beautiful!
Thank you for sharing..

ps. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.
I didn't know that my blogger profile wasn't accessible...I checked my setting and it seemed ok...
Thank you again for mentioning me.

Jodi said...

Like like like!!!! Blessings on you both. Here's to many more years of hanging in there. :)

Francesca said...

you must be a very good couple, hanging in there together.

Debbie D. said...

Love this so much!
And what a great sentiment..
And love your words "message of togetherness"!

lilylovekin said...

What a treasure to have kept all these years, full of so many memories.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Sweet memories. It's beautiful too.

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

"still hanging in there...."
the very thought, on all fronts.
n♥
good quote too, mhm.

ZyVu said...

It's little things like this that makes Christmas so special!
This is beautiful...
ZyVu xox