Spelling Bee Book by Lori Holt

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Prismacolors were my first introduction to art and creativity. My father had a big box full of them that he would let my brother and I use them whenever we wanted. This is his sharpener. Heaven knows how old it is. Just the sound of it sharpening brings back a flood of emotions and I picture my dad standing with it pressed against his belly, sharpening all the pretty pencils for me. I've put his pencils away as they are just nubs now but oh so special to me. Father's Day is just around the corner and it's such a hard day for me. I focus on my husband and having the kids make things for him instead of feeling sad about my dad being gone. I'm making a pretty pencil case to hold my Prismacolors and I'll pass down my love for them, just like my dad did. 


Sue said...

I'm sorry about Father's Day being hard for you and the loss of your father. My dad had one of those sharpeners also down in our basement attached to his workbench. We used them in school as well. I ended up picking one up on eBay because I think they sharpen so well.

I hope that this Father's Day you'll be able to cherish all the wonderful memories you have of your precious father. I always set aside some time on this day just to spend alone in my journal reminiscing about those grand days I had with my father.


legato1958 said...

Hoping on Father's Day that your fond memories will bring some comfort.
Your Pencil Case is gorgeous! The embroidery is so elegant!

Missy Shay said...

What a great memory to pass on to your children!

Heidi Staples said...

Oh, Erin, I wish I'd read this post last week. I hope you were able to get through the day okay. There's nothing harder than dealing with this kind of loss. Hugs to you, my friend...

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

Thank you all so much.



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