Wednesday, 28 November 2007

She would be proud of me

I have been told that my grand-mother was a very crafty woman. She created pretty things with almost nothing. She knew how to use the resources available, without wasting anything, since money was not abundant. Like a lot of women of her time, in rural area, she had to use her creativity in order to go on: to cook healty meals for her family, to sew clothes for her daughters, to grow pretty flowers in the garden, to decorate her house tastefully, etc. My grand-mother died many years before I was born. I think that if I had the chance to bring back to life somebody, just for an afternoon, I would choose her. I’m certain that I would have the best “crafternoon” ever!

When I told my mother that I wanted to learn how to knit, she gave me an old book that belonged to my grand-mother. While flipping through pages of knitting techniques, I came across a vintage squirrel pattern. I had to make it! I took a knitting class with the sole purpose of learning how to knit a squirrel on a pillow (I think that it traumatized my teacher). I finally reached my objective! This is more than just a pillow on my bed, it is a sign that I inherited my grand-mother love of crafts.

4 comments:

Funky Finds said...

oh i love that pillow!

linaloo said...

Very proud indeed, I'm sure. I'm planning to relearn knitting in the new year too!

futuregirl said...

I love that you took the knitting class just to make the squirrel pillow. You rock! :) The pillow is awesome, too.

LISEN said...

Lovely to read about your grandma, and the pillow.