My Mimi was my dad's mom. She was married to my Grandpa. They lived in Marlin when we were little bitty, but moved 30 minutes away from us to Tyler, so we got to see them a lot. She was a very gentle and patient woman. She always did needlepoint.
To this day when you go to my parent's house at Christmas, you will see the stockings that she made for my parents, brother and I. (Side note: We always tease my brother because all of our stockings say our names big. His says "Merry Christmas" big and his name much smaller). Mimi had done a needlepoint picture that also said Merry Christmas. My mother gave this to us last year, but I had no real place to put it. I decided instead to back it with some trusty burlap (of course) and turn it into a pillow, so now we have a piece of my Mimi's handiwork decorating our couch at Christmastime.
Do you have any "heirloom" pieces in your house? They are just so much more special than the store bought ones!