Maybe I still have too many hormones post-pregnancy. Maybe I need more sleep. Or maybe I’m just getting a little sappy as I age (I just turned THIRTY, people! It doesn’t seem possible). But when another box arrived on my porch yesterday and I opened it to find these christmas presents from my Nana and Grandpa, I suddenly felt warm-fuzzy. Can you believe all four of my grandparents are living (and, actually, one great-grandparent)? They’re getting up in their years, but they are all still very "with it." And something about opening a box full of lovingly wrapped and labeled gifts for the girls brought me back a couple of decades. Don’t you just love how "grandparent-y" my Nana’s writing is? I was instantly aware how lucky I am to still have my grandparents. For the most part, I grew up living long distance from all of them. But there were two lucky years I enjoyed my Grandma and Grandpa Hernandez while living in California during grade school, and I spent my college years living down the street from Nana and Grandpa in Nashville during college and for a few years after. I have fond memories of doing laundry at Nana’s house after classes, passing the time eating her banana pudding and chatting about everything under the sun with her at the kitchen table. Grandpa was usually busy fixing my car for the hundredth time. Or watching public television.
This year I bought or made token gifts for all of them. I’d been wanting to try one of the gazillion tutorials for tissue covers I’ve seen in blogland, and I was surprised at how simple the process was. I came up with this blue one for my Nana with the few scraps of time I could squeeze out of last night before A.’s midnight feeding:
I actually modified a couple of tutorials to come up with this Easy Peasy version, and if I have time I’ll take pictures of the process next time. It really was crazy-simple. The fabric samples I bought on sale at JoAnns were the perfect quality, color, and weight for this little project.
Would write more but I have a strong, fiesty brunette strapped to me and I’d better quit before she gets dangerous.