Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Layla's T-Shirt Rug Is Done!!

I finished!! Layla's t-shirt rug is done. This is what I have doing with my time while under quarantine.

I wish I knew just how many knots are in this. It was a labor of love and I thought about my sweet granddaughter with every knot and snip of the scissors. I didn't have enough of her t-shirts and had to use some I scored at the Dollar Tree and from my own closet. I confess that some of the strips were made from t-shirts that HeWho had never even worn!

Layla holds a special place in my heart. I requested a brown eyed granddaughter when my son-in-law married my daughter. They gave me one! She was a happy baby, a shy toddler and a wonderful student when she began her schooling. She has always been an obedient and easy little girl.

A girly girl, I remember her mom, my Jill, told me that she did not need frilly dresses and such. But Layla had a mind of her own from the beginning. She is a dancer with superior talent. Watching her dance takes my breath away, Though I have watched her in person rarely. Her mom will post videos and I watch them over and over again. I force kampers to watch them, too. At first they watch politely, so as not to offend a proud Gramma, but are amazed at her talent and beauty by the end. Just trying to help them have something lovely to look at!

She is as smart as she is lovely to look at. A freshman this year, she made the dean's list at Ohio State and that is no small feat.

I am missing my kids today.


Joanne Noragon said...

That rug is a beautiful as I knew it would be. Well done, grandma. Layla will love to dance her toes into it.

River said...

The rug is beautiful and Layla sounds like a wonderful young woman.

Val said...

That rug turned out great! Sorry that you're missing your kids.

Kathy G said...

I had to laugh when I saw you holding up the top of the rug with your teeth :-)

I know that Layla will love it.

dkzody said...

Good work for a good cause. Your granddaughter will love this.

Linda O'Connell said...

Layla will treasure that rug. I know exactly what you mean about having a special bond with your girl. My first granddaughter and I still sign off with, "You're my girl!" and she replies, "You're my nana."

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Our children and grandchildren are a blessinng