Last week my husband and I went on vacation. We split our trip up into several stages so we could see and do more things. We started by spending 2 days with my husband’s grandparents. They are such sweet people! I had lots of fun asking my new grandma all about the interesting textiles scattered around their home. Her mother embroidered this map of the USA when her son was in the military so she could understand better where he was stationed.
Her mother also made this quilt and tablecloth. Every year for Christmas dinner she would bring the tablecloth out and have everyone sign it. Then she would embroider each of their signatures – she used a different colour for each year. It looks like she did this for 8 or 9 years – what a cool idea!
On our way to stay with our grandparents we passed an Alpaca farm. Naturally, I was excited, so our grandparents arranged for us to go see the farm. This was a morning well spent. We got to pet and feed the alpacas and the owner answered lots of our questions.
We had such fun staying with our grandparents, but our time together quickly drew to a close and we were on to our next location. I’ll write more about that tomorrow.
6 thoughts on “My Vacation Part 1: Alpacas and Grandparents”
It sounds like a lovely holiday! And how wonderful you were able to see and ask about those textiles. I love the idea of the map and table cloth.
We had such a nice time. I love all the family history sewn in with each stitch.