Friday, June 24, 2011

Twenty Years of the Alphabet

Today I was cleaning out some things at my parents' house and came across two very different ABC's. The first was done by my mom in 1955 when she was 6 1/2 (see the bottom of the photo for verification!). I am pretty impressed! My girls are 6 1/2 and they don't have a clue how to cross-stitch. I'm not even sure they could sit still for long enough stretches to complete a project like this!
The second ABC picture was done twenty years later in 1977 when she was pregnant with me. This one is much bigger, more detailed, and was lovingly completed for my arrival. It hung in my room for years, but I had completely forgotten about it! What a treasure to uncover. My girls enjoyed looking at each letter and picture. They kept exclaiming, "Wow! Grandma did this!? That is really cool!"

We plan to have both pieces reframed and will hang them together somewhere in the house-- perhaps in the hallway between the kids' bedrooms. Maybe with a few classic photos of my mom over the years. I think I like that idea. :)


Susan S said...

I like that idea as well!

Jacquelyn said...

GREAT idea! Those are so sweet.

Maria Rose said...

How cool!