my oma turned 80 today. we had a birthday party this week, and all the family gathered to celebrate our matriarch.
i brought some hand-sewing along, because i never go anywhere without some sort of sewing project, and when she spied it, she ducked off to some dark corner of her house, and fished this out:

it’s a sampler she made when she was at school.
it’s amazing to see how bright those threads still are after all these years, and how neat and regular her little stitches are.
i hope i can impress my own grandchildren with some of my many handcrafts in sixty years time…