Here is a grouping of tape measures:
Most aren't anything really special, but I have very fond memories of that plastic apple tape measure in the upper left hand corner. It belonged to my Swedish grandmother, Augusta, and spent many years on the top shelf of her little sewing caddy. I never thought my Mother was sentimental, but she did save her mother's tape measure!
Here's another collection that I found in one of her drawers:
Keys, little locks, and wonderful old key chains........one from the church where I was baptised oh so many years ago, another from the bank where my mother served as manager and loan officer. Those keys are great, and I will use them, for sure!
On another totally different note, but yet still a collection of sorts, my new internet friend Jude sent me this little goody bag of stuff as part of the June "Create A Connection" swap. How creative a collection: two bottles of nail polish, some fizzy feet to add to a tub of water for a pedicure, a very yummily scented candle, some paperdolls to play with while I soak my feet, and a lovely silky bag holding all of the collection! I haven't had a chance to use this very thoughtful and creative gift, but when I do, you will read about it! Jude is a caregiver too, so she has been wonderfully sympathetic during my Mom's past few weeks of illness. Thanks Jude!!
I've been puttering around the house the past two mornings, just sort of treating each morning like a lazy winter Saturday. I try to organize at least two piles of things from my Mom's and do a bit of straightening up on our own things. Today, I took a break midmorning and wandered through my flower garden:
My Echinaceae are in full bloom right now, and the bees are loving them! It won't be long before my Star Gazer Lilies are alsoblooming. I have missed seeing their early July performance for several years now, so it will be very pleasant to be home for the show this summer!