Freda is our mother and grandmother who through her 79 years on earth inspired our family with her creativity and ingenuity. Freda sewed everything her 5 daughters wore including coats, swimsuits and wedding dresses with incredible professionalism and care (she also sewed some groovy 70's suits and ties for grandpa). She made all the curtains, drapes, and slipcovers in the house. Freda quilted and cross-stitched countless items for children and grandchildren. She knitted and crocheted sweaters and even leg warmers. A sit-down dinner was made and served promptly every night. She served her church in every possible capacity and calling. None of her children can ever remember Freda being just idle. And she tried her best to teach her 5 daughters to do the same.
This blog is dedicated to her and her talent she passed down to us. We are the Merrills. I am Nanette Merrill and the youngest daughter of Freda. I have 7 daughters and 1 son. Hopefully all 8 of the females in our family will have a chance to post and show our creations and ideas. We are calling this blog a hive because as you can imagine our home is always full of activity and everyone has to be a creative worker bee.