The painting is done by my Grandma Ashurst, who raised nine children, then graduated from college and developed her talents in her later years.
The pen and pencil set is made by my father, who is a skilled woodworker. These I think I will put away. One day I'll have a lovely desk and fewer gremlins to ransack it.
The gold-handled scissors are my Grandma Benac's little embroidery scissors. I love having little objects like that to remember by.
And I've been so excited about this gift from my in-laws.
So maybe one day, this will be someone else's heirloom Christmas present.