LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF BREATHS WE TAKE, BUT BY THE MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Pink Saturday Decembr 4th, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday !! Thank you Miss Beverly , Our Sweet Host !! :)

This week I want to share a Pink Memory. I have shared this story before, but it is even more special to me as I age, to remember this lovely lady. My Great Grandmother Della Repetto. GG came over when she was young from Sicily. She met and married my GG and lived happily ever after. Truly !!

When I was a kid she was ALWAYS sewing on her sweet felt ornaments. She had the prettiest sequins in her organizing box, and could talk to you and add each little bead and sequin and not miss a note. She made HUNDREDS of these and gave each of us lots for our own homes, and to people she knew. I started making them about ten years ago, to give to friends and family. I am not anywhere near as fast as she was, but I have made Lots of them myself. And enjoy making each one as much as I did the first. I am sure she must have felt that way too.

Here are a few of mine,



And here are a few of Great Grandmothers :)

That pink cross is my very favorite that she ever made :)

Happy Pink Saturday !!

Hugs,

Rhea

25 comments:

vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday. It's so wonderful you have your great grandmothers ornaments. I have one of your pink and white hearts, and
it is beautiful and I love it!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Pink Saturday Rhea! Your ornaments are just so sweet! I wish I could sew; maybe I could if I had a sewing machine, who knows? Your GG's ornaments are simply wonderful too. I'm glad you were able to follow in her footsteps and make them too. They are very unique. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

♥Mimi♥ said...

On this first Saturday of December ♥Jappy Pink Saturday♥. I was away for a while and sure missed running around the blogs arnd seeing all of the goodies everyone was sharing.

Thanks for the memory...

It was a blessing for you to make my morning so much fun. Hoping that you and those you care about spend a wonderful weekend making memories that will last a lifetime☺

Lib said...

How Sweet! Love those Memories!:o)
Love your sweet pink hearts!
Hope your health is kind to you these days!
Merry Christmas!
Blessins',Lib

Connie said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet!!! Hope you are feeling chipper, sugar. I promise we'll talk soon. Lots going on.
xoxo,
Connie

Lemondrop Marie said...

Love your Grandmother's and the pretty pink sequins on the hearts! Happy PS!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
Charmed giveaway!

GWENDOLYN said...

How sweet , you learned to make these gorgeous felt hearts from you GG . He must be very proud of you. Pink Blessings!
Gwen

She'sSewPretty said...

What a sweet memory Rhea. I'll bet you treasure those ornaments! You certainly inherited GG's talent!
Have a wonderful pink Saturday.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello sweet Rhea!

Oh, what a sweet things that you have from your GG. They look in wonderful shape too. Your hearts are darling. I would love one of them for my tree. :) Thanks for sharing them.

Debbie from NJ

Mary said...

Rhea, the ornaments you have made are gorgeous. How wonderful you have held on to one made just for you. Have a great day.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Rhea,
Your felt ornaments are lovely as well as the ones made by your GG!!
Thanks for sharing a special memory.
Happy Weekend.
Warmly,
Deb :)

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Sweets!
Oh My..I have one of those gorgeous Hearts and so admire you for being able to make these. They are simply amazing and something I can say for sure I cannot do...just do not like handiwork..but LOVE those that do!

Hope you are doing well...Hugs...Lorena

Pauline said...

Really beautiful, well done :o)

Beverly said...

Rhea, I love this memory. Your GG must see her sweet girl making these wonderfully beautiful ornaments. You would surely make her proud.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Rhea! Those ornaments are so lovely! How wonderful to carry on family traditions! Kudos!

Have a lovely weekend!

Tina

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Yours and hers are absolutely gorgeous! It's fantastic that you carry on the tradition!

Hugs,
Jacalyn

Mollye said...

Rhea these are beautiful. Both yours and your Grandma's. Thanks for sharing. Grandmothers .........what a gift! Mollye

LW said...

what pretty things for a pink Saturday....

Louise

Vicki said...

Hello, Rhea,
Thank you for sharing the sweet story of your great grandmother coming from Sicily and the lovely ornaments she made. I know you must treasure each and every one. The heart ornaments that you have made are the sweetest things!! Love everything about them! Blessings to you and Happy Pink Saturday (a little late)! Vicki

stefanie said...

your little hearts are gorgeous!!!

someplace in thyme said...

Oh Rhea, your great grandmother must have been such an inspiration to you as you were growing up. I think grandmothers are simply the best of the best. I hope to set many traditions as my grand children grow. Happy Pink Saturday and you are very lucky to have perfect reminders and keepsakes from those that love you, Char

Lee Laurie said...

What a sweet memory. She sounded like a true sweetheart. I like her cross the best too and I love your hearts with the cameos. Beautiful.

Happy holidays!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I don't ever tire of hearing that story about your GG's pretty little felt ornies! She, you and I are all alot alike ~ making these so relaxes me ~ although mine aren't nearly as beautiful as yours. We do share the common thread of sewing love into each of them tho, don't we?!?!

I'm going to send you an email in just as sec!


Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

My Feathered Nest said...

What sweet memories and it is so nice to have a creative art that you feel has been passed down to you from GG. My grandparents both emigrated to America from Sicily and married once in America. I don't have any heirlooms from my grandparents, but I have memories of my grandmother. Very dear ones.

Annette said...

Oh my gosh these are too adorable! I LOVE felt!! Your grandmother's ornaments are beautiful, what a great memory for your tree!