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Connecting To The Past

Connecting To The Past

Earlier this week, I finally started going through my family history that was ruined when our house flooded a few years ago. Originally, I had ten binders of genealogy that I had compiled of pictures, letters, and newspaper clippings from my ancestors. When the flood happened, I salvaged what I could and just left everything in a pile. I didn’t have the heart to do anything with it other than that. Recently as I was sorting through everything, I was reminded how much family history means to me. I love connecting to the past!

It got me thinking of how I can incorporate family history into our future mountain home. My mind is buzzing with all the possibilities. Right now I’m thinking I want to design a large-scale needlework sampler similar to the one I designed for Wilma Magazine’s Anniversary issue. I love the idea of having some sort of tapestry in the entry of our home. It will be a visual representation connecting the past to the present with threads that weave us all together. Now if only I can get my hands to keep up with all my ideas!

Do you display any kind of family history in your home? I’d love to hear what you do!

Finally, if you’d like to create a family tree similar to the Woodland Family Tree that I designed for Wilma Magazine (pictured above), you can still purchase a digital copy here.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Have a great day!

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