My Great grandmother picked up her shuttles for me once more to make this beautiful hanky bonnet for baby on the way. She is a wonderful woman, she just celebrated her 90th birthday. They live in NY, so not much chance to see them, but they were out to visit earlier this year and were able to see my firstborn again (Ivria's middle name is Mae after her great-great grandma). How many kids can say that they at one point knew their great-great-grandparents? Both of them are still alive and I'm so grateful to know them in my adulthood. So now we have a true heirloom piece for Meirah when she is older. I've saved some other crochet doilies that I've received from her as well, and I've been given permission to raid the china cabinet at my Grandma's house for some more of her tatting, as long as I bring tatted earrings to trade I'm told :-)
So, I'm a tattingly happy girl this week! The chores are done and Thing one is sleeping, so I might find a peaceful hour to unwind my new thread and unwind myself as well.