Moving is usually very annoying and downright exhausting, especially when it seems to be a neverending process because you haven't been able to get your act together all summer to tackle those final boxes (6 in the bedroom and at least a dozen or so on the balcony). But sometimes opening up those boxes can take you on a trip down memory lane!
I unpacked a couple of boxes today marked "fragile" and "childhood deco", one of which had been packed away since at least Christmas 2004 (and the other one maybe ditto). The result brought smiles:
I was never into dolls much, definitely more of a stuffed animal gal. So the fact that I kept these three means they meant a lot to me.
But memory is fleeting and I'm shocked that I can't remember my Cabbage Patch Kid's name (although I do remember nagging my parents a bit until I got one, lol!)!
More memories. I think the pillow at the top of the photo must have been one of my earliest sewing projects, and a gift for... well it's pretty obvious who it was for, right?
My parents gave it back to me when she died. Not as well made as that other gorgeous pillow which is from the land of my birth, and is probably older than I am! And the dreamcatcher was made for me by a family friend (who used to run a daycare centre a couple of houses down from us when I was a baby and so is probably also responsible for the tray) one summer I stayed with her in Minneapolis. Strange fact: ever since that summer I can't remember a single dream, and I'd even go so far as to say I don't dream, except for the fact that everyone dreams. Right?
A photo is worth a thousand words, right? These are chock full of memories!
Including my final visit with my grandmother before she died. A fabulous ski trip during my Christmas holidays first year of Uni. And carrying my youngest (on the US side) cousin who just started college this past month.
Anyhow, thought I'd share it with you guys. Now I just have to figure out where to put everything!!! As well as the other things (lots of photos and deco items) that I know are lurking in some of the other boxes... *sigh*
Break is over. Time to get back to work. :p