Family. . .
where life begins and love never ends.
As many of you know I lost my precious grandfather in May of 2015.
It was quite unexpected and the absence of him in my life is still very real. . .
Shortly before grandpa passed away
he and my grandmother were in the process of selling their home.
The very home that held all my memories with them since I was a baby.
I remember spending Christmas in their home,
sleeping in the guest bedroom with my cousins,
and running down the stairs in the morning to see what was under the Christmas tree.
We enjoyed countless family gatherings in their home
and I spent hours upon hours of time organizing rooms with my grandma.
Indeed, memories were made in this home. . .
memories that will now remain in my heart for many, many years.
Their home sold and my mom kept the key to their front door.
A few months ago she blessed me with it
and I decided to use it in a special way. . .
I framed the key so that it's always out in the open where I can see it
and be reminded of the love and joy I found in my grandparents home.
This is how I made it, sweet friends. . .
I used an old frame and thick cardstock.
I covered the card stock with vintage eyelet fabric.
I tied some satin seam binding onto the key
and did the same thing with a watch embellishment.
I glued the ends of the seam binding onto the top edge of the card stock.
Then, I applied layers upon layers of lace near the top corner.
Pretty buttons were also added to the top corner.
A Grandparent is one
who strengthens you with prayer,
blesses you with love,
and encourages you with hope.
Love and time. . .
those are the only two things in all of life
that cannot be bought,
but only spent.
A sweet little bow was added to the bottom corner of the frame.
Along with the bow I added pearls, shabby rose trim,
and delicate lace.
When someone you love becomes a memory
that memory becomes a treasure.
The key to the past can unlock so many precious memories. . .
I am truy thankful for the memories the Lord gives to us.
Blessings and sweet hugs to you, friends!
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