Making Memories: Celebrating Mothers and Daughters Through Traditions, Crafts and Lore

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Simon & Schuster, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 248 pages
This wonderful compendium invites mothers and daughters to create lasting family traditions and enjoy a renewed sense of love and appreciation for each other with original ideas for activities they can do together.

Throughout history, mothers have shared their unique creativity with their daughters as a way to strengthen the mother-daughter bond and preserve the essence of family love from one generation to the next. Now Joyce Marlow presents a host of original crafts and projects that mothers and daughters can do together to beautify the home and strengthen these special ties. Designed for women of all ages, "Making Memories" includes ideas for:

Cultivating gardens that bring mothers and daughters to common ground through the splendor of nature Fashioning extraordinary quilts -- from memory quilts to friendship quilts to artistic quilts -- that bring warmth to any home Originating special mother-daughter events like "summer picnic day" that will become lasting traditionsFilming video diaries that capture the uniqueness and beauty of family life Creating "wildcraft" objects from plants and nature for home decoration Sharing love and energy with others by coordinating volunteer projects outside the home

Including interviews with women across the country, who share their family stories and traditions, and Joyce Marlow's own imaginative ideas, "Making Memories" is the perfect way to celebrate mothers, daughters, and traditions.

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About the author (2001)

Joyce Marlow's love of arts and crafts began when her mother taught her to sew at age ten and has continued throughout her life. She is the author of Country Ways: Secrets for Finding and Keeping a Country Man and three romance novels. She lives on a ranch in Washington State.

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