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:
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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