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22 March 2011

Tuesday Treasure

Today I have some crochet to show you. Not the crochet that has made a resurgence of late, but the kind that your grandmother makes. Well my grandmother to be precise.


My grandmother has always been crafty. She used to make clothes for my sister and I when we were young. She used to cross-stitch table cloths, knit and even went through the hobbytex phase (remember that fabric paint in little tubes that was "in" around the early 80's?) But I think her favourite was always crochet. She would forever be crocheting something or other.


When I moved out of home, my glory box (hope chest) was full of towels and crocheted things. In my late teens and early twenties, I never appreciated the things she made for me. I'd dutifully say thank you and stash them away thinking to myself "how many doilies does a person need?"


Nowadays, my gran has dementia and even though she still knits, she's forgotten how to crochet which is so very sad. So here is a little tribute to some of her work. When I dig into my glory box, I'll get out some more of the things she's made for me... and appreciate them for the treasure which they really are.


Thanks for visiting. If you'd like to see home more Tuesday Treasures, pop on over to see Melody at The House on the Side of the Hill. Hope you feel better soon Melody xo

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15 comments:

  1. Your Granma's crochet is beautiful, you will be able to pass it onto your own children.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  2. The crochet from your G'ma is glorious, I also many many crochet and tatting pieces of my G'ma's. I have given a couple of sets to my eldest daughter who know has her own house. I remember my Mum doing Hobbytex in the late 60's early 70's Cheers Kaylee

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  3. They are wonderful treasures & Gran sure was talented at her craft. Tracee xx

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  4. Such intricate patterns! The runner looks so delicate. A lovely treasure from your gran.

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  5. How amazing! Wonderful to have something so real in your hands that your Gran made. That's what I hope about my quilts; that they outlive me and hopefully bring joy to the next generation and thereafter ;).

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  6. Beautiful work... a real treasure to have it and that it is enjoyed
    Hugz

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  7. You are very lucky to have handmade symbols of her love for her craft and her love for you also.

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  8. Your Gran was a beautiful crocheter. I think we all did that when we were younger but thankfully as time passes you realise what treasures they really are and the memories they give you.

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  9. Wow - they're beautiful, and so much more precious because your Gran made them for you.

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  10. How beautiful, I dont think I have ever seen such neat work, what lovely treasures to have.

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  11. It's very sad that alot of these treasures go unappreciated. I collect hand crocheted pieces with the idea of putting them into quilts at some point. It is the only way I can see to save them. No one uses doilies anymore. You have a real treasure there with family history to match. And your grandmom had a really fine hand.

    Liri

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  12. What lovely crochet! and a lovely legacy for your Gran to have made you all.

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  13. Very beautiful crochet , real treasures for sure and thanks for sharing them with us .

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  14. What beautiful treasures.
    I too have inherited my Nans beautiful crochet and embroidered linen. I love it. No one else wanted it so I am in my element.I think of my Nan everytime I see it.
    What a wonderful treasure.

    Great to play along with you.

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  15. What a beautiful and neat work... you are really lucky to have such a treasure...

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