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May 8, 2016

Legacy

I come from a long line of women who were talented makers.

From tatting and crochet to knitting, sewing, embroidery, quilting and basket weaving, many of them could (and did) do it all. Whatever fiber genes I've inherited come from them. Whatever modest skills I've developed, I learned first at their knee.

There are other treasures I could share, such as full-sized quilts stitched entirely by hand, but instead I've chosen just a few small mementos that remind me of this legacy:

Wicker tray: Great Great Aunt M  |  Hand mirror: Great Grandmother P  |  Stuffed dog: Great Aunt M
Embroidery & tatting: Grandma M  |  Sewing monocle: Grandma J 
Knitting needles: Mom


Naturally, there'a  story behind each of these items, which we can discuss another day. Meanwhile, whether you're making, giving or receiving, I hope your day is filled with the special joy that comes from family, friends and handmade treasures.

Happy Mother's Day!


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8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful legacy. Right there, still living, waiting for your touch.

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  2. So pretty! I love to look back on things that my mom made. She recently brought be an afghan that she crocheted when she was in high school. It is awesome!

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    1. What a wonderful treasure to have! Clearly you, too, come from a line of makers ;)

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  3. Enchanting! Happy Mother's Day late to you as well!

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  4. Skills and traits learned at the knee are the BEST.

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