Monday, May 3, 2010

feeling nostalgic

My mom made the quilt pictured above.  Mom was always doing some sort of textile work.  Quilting, knitting, crocheting and sewing.  She could do them all.  She gave me her sewing machine a couple of years ago.  It still sews like a dream but she no longer wants/needs to sew  She is still knitting though..  She is almost eighty and likes to keep busy. 

The quilt pictured above was made by my Grandma, my Mom's mom.   She too was always quilting etc.  Probably more from necessity than anything else.  My uncle Ron graciously gave me this quilt as I didn't have anything of her making.  I hear that she also hooked rugs and always gave them an artistic touch.  The patterns were always of her own design. 

I am pleased to have come from a long line of textile artists.


Anonymous said...

How wonderful that your mother and grandmother passed on their passion for working with textiles!

Magpie Sue said...

I have come to believe that the women on my mother's side of the family were all artists of one sort or another. (Didn't know my father's side that well.) I want to honor them somehow for my May BJP but I'm still looking for the path.