I turned 31 in March and it did not hit me until now how significant that number is to me --it is one of my favorite card games! Heard of it? If you haven't, you can find the rules here. We used to play this every summer at my grandparents. Since I grew up across the country from them, we only saw them about once a year. And they are my only grandparents since my dad's parents both passed away before I was old enough to know them. But when we would go out there we would always play 31 with them. We played other games too, but 31 was our favorite. We didn't play it back home, only at grandma and grandpas. Many things changed in between our yearly visits, except 31. Even since grandma died, we have still played. I often feel sad about the fact that I grew up so disconnected from my grandma and grandpa. Although I didn't really notice the distance as a child, as I became a young adult I certainly did. It wasn't until my grandma died that I dove full force into sewing. I didn't learn to sew from her or knit, but these were her two of her primary crafts. And sometimes it makes me so sad that I didn't learn from her since this is such a special memory to many other crafters. But I do have other memories, like 31, or picking raspberries, or helping cut out patterns, or simply going to the fabric store with the ladies. And I've got my mom of course -who did teach me to use my machine, several times in fact...it finally stuck at age 29.
Sorry this is long and pictureless, rambling is all I got, my fabric and books are packed and since I started packing I seem to have regained an online shopping addiction. I really need to stay away from this keyboard. Have a great weekend!