June 3, 2010

A Piece of Handmade History

So I posted recently about a doily that my great-great grandmother made, over 27 years ago. I've been searching the internet and asking ladies in the Yahoo! Group: celtsvintagecrochet if any of them recognized the pattern and nobody did.

The best suggestion was retro-crochet the doily. All I really need to do is the border, but it would be a shame to not have the pattern, seeing as it's pretty much non-existant. So, that will be my next project, after I repair this doily.

I picked it up and thought how nice it was to hold something handmade by a grandmother of mine, it was like holding a piece of history. I may have taught myself how to crochet, but I feel as if I am picking up that tradition.

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