Monday, September 3, 2007

L Number Two...For Lena

Lena was my maternal grandmother. She left Downs, Kansas to go to Hawaii where she met and married a young man who had sailed out from Prince Edward Island. I remember my grandfather but I never had the privilege of knowing Lena as she died several years before my birth.
I am so fortunate to have a good collection of little pieces that she crocheted. She was obviously very accomplished. There are some lovely, and to even my untrained eye, exquisite bits. It is almost as if she were practicing and expanding her repertoire of skills as they are so varied. It's wonderful to hold something that she held and she caused to grow with her hands. I'm disappointed that I did not appear to inherit this talent that she so strongly possessed and enjoyed.
L is also for learning. I have been practicing some rudimentary crocheting in my attempts to make a granny square to my liking. I have also been learning the ins and outs of my new printer. I'm thrilled to have a new one that doesn't eat paper, jam or just refuse to work...but I am as slow a learner with this as I am with granny squares. Some of us will always be taking "The Little Yellow Bus". That's me!



Amy said...

What beautiful pieces, she was definitlely accomplished! Isn't it wonderful to have little treasures from family members? I love to look at the stitches and wonder about the conversations or events that took place as these special things were created.

marylou said...

Hiya E,
Stunning works of art! It always amazes me to see the talents of our grandmothers. Their handiwork goes over and beyond what we see today. I am sorry to say I did not inherit these gifts from my family lineage:(
BUT...on a brighter note..hey, hold up that little yellow bus. I wanna get on:)
Hugs, Marylou

Marti said...

Hey, PEI! That's my neck of the woods! I can't crochet to save my life. I too would like to learn to do the odd granny square though.

maggiegracecreates said...

Wow - look at the deatil of those pieces. I love to see old needlecrafts of any kind. THese are beautiful and so special.