Tuesday, December 3, 2013

As I sort and organize possessions for an upcoming move, I am rediscovering the impressive handwork of my foremothers… and fathers. Two great-grandmothers, as well as my maternal grandmother, and my mother were all prolific needleworkers. It's no wonder I have the 'itch' to stitch. It's in my genes.

Quilting, knitting, embroidery, tatting, weaving, you name it… they probably tried it. I have examples of all these, but a prize possession is two sample books created by my great grandmother. She was into knitted lace, crochet, and tatting; she used journals to write out patterns and attach a sample of each pattern to the pages. It is truly amazing.

Here are a couple of photos, so you can see what I mean.

I will be talking about this heritage of multiple generations of needleworkers at the Pine Tree Quilt Guild meeting in Augusta on Saturday, January 25th at 1 p.m. The program is a combination Power Point and trunk show. I love sharing this stuff!