Friday, October 05, 2007

Show and Tell Friday


My great-grandmother is one of the most talented crafters I have ever met. When I was just barely old enough to remember it, she began to teach me how to crochet. I watched the yarn slipping through her fingers and became addicted to the rhythm of the art. Loop, turn pull. Loop, turn, pull.

She also quilted. As a child I thought the quilts were made of magic. I never saw her quilting, but everytime I visited, Voila. A new quilt. Like magic. One of her quilts was made for my father when he was just a boy. It had a Davy Crockett print on the back and was my absolute favorite blanket. Unfortunately, it was a bit of a lovie and therefore it was well-used, and ill abused. I still had it in highschool but somewhere along the way, the threads gave out and it became more shreds than blanket.

Last year I was given the one in the picture. I love its cheery colors. Don't you?

By the way, she also made the pillowcases. I got those when I got married and I just recently got brave enough to pull them out and use them.

Check out all the other Show and Tells at Kelly's site and join us by adding your own.

12 comments:

Sharon said...

I love your quilt! How special that your grandmother made it. Thanks for sharing the neat story that she taught you to crochet, that is fabulous!

You have a lovely blog and I will be back to visit soon!

:) Sharon

Lady_MSnow said...

I love seeing handmade things. They are such a treasure. :D

Penless Thoughts said...

Both the quilt and the pillowslips are so special. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Susan

nannykim said...

Awesome--everything so gorgious--love to use old things--they need to be used or displayed because of the memories, and the ties to past generations!!

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

So pretty! I love embroidered and crocheted pillowcases. Thanks for sharing
~Amy

Hootin'Anni said...

Those beautiful pillow cases bring back wonderful fond memories of my mother's embroidery work!! They're great...cherish them!!! And the quilt is awesome.

My show n tell is shared, won't you drop by?

Splaneyo said...

I just love things like that! Hope you are getting some sleep and a belated congratulations to your son on the tooth. Haven't been by in a while...
Heather

Susie said...

Your quilt is lovely and I'm sure your great grandma would be pleased that you're using the pillowcases she made. I try to take my keepsakes out where I can see them, use them and enjoy them!
:)

PEA said...

Such a delightful quilt made even more special because of who made it!! The pillow cases are also wonderful! xo

Kelli said...

The quilt is beautiful and I love the pillowcases too! Such lovely treasures!!!

Kelli

Mica Garbarino said...

these are beautiful masterpieces!!! I adore quilts and embroideries... I give much credit to those who quilt.Thanks for the eye candy!!
Mica

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

What treasures! They're beautiful.