Friday, September 24, 2010

Crochet Dreams

I don't remember where or when I got this,,probably an estate sale in Oregon...I have had it a long time,(it's 40") it was a mess, so I finally got around to pressing and repairing it, trying not to alter it too much. It is on a soft linen with pulled threads. I wonder about the woman who made it,, what Her Dreams were,,,do you think it was it a sampler for her own records,....hummm...
I like to think she would be Glad someone appreciated it.

It is laying on my Great Grandmothers Quilt that means so much to me.

I might have to make one of my own, I don't crochet, yet, but I won't let that stop me.

Have a Wonderful Weekend!


In the Light of the Moon said...

Wow thats really beautiful and like you I like to daydream about the hands that touched it before.Warmest Regards,Cat

Myrna said...

Mornin Marcie!!
A retired co-worker of my husband's called him telling him she had a cedar chest of doilies and tablecloths made from her mom and grandmother and would his wife be interested? (She told him she reads my blog every day and thought I'd appreciate them) He brought them home a couple of days ago... 2 GORGEOUS crochet tablecloths, one round (for the breakfast table) and one rectangular (for the formal table) and beautiful doiles!OH! I felt so blessed and honored to be given such precious heirlooms! I cannot wait to blog about it!!
We are so like-minded...I love that I know you understand me..and I understand you!!
What beautiful and precious pieces you have!
Have a lovely weekend!

Tina Eudora said...

Thanks for this great post Marcie! Not only were the photos wonderful but you have given me a wonderful idea about how to use all the bits of crochet I have been given over the years by people. I have boxes of my grandmother's and great grandmother's work, a great aunt's work and recently the aunt of a friend left me her sewing things which included many crocheted pieces. What a fabulous way to display them and keep them safe but also seen in the home!
Tina xo

Paula said...

Hello sweet Marcie,
You always share the most beautiful photos of the most beautiful things! I love the crochet little hanger and I love the crochet! What a wonderful treasure! I wonder about her too! It does look like a sampler of her beautiful work doesn't it! I know she would be happy to know how much you appreciate it! That is a lot of work! Your grandmother's quilt is beautiful! I can see the love and time she put into it. How you must treasure it!

I think it is wonderful you will learn to crochet. My mom crochets beautifully and I need to have her teach me how to.

I hope your weekend is beautiful dear friend! Love you, Paula

Lorrie said...

What a beautiful piece of work. I think often of the hands who have made the items I love - we pass a little bit of ourselves on with every creation, don't we?

Lululiz said...

What a gorgeous way to display so many different crochet laces. Your great grandmother's quilt is beautiful, is it a log cabin quilt?

lailani said...

Very lovely! On the list of favorite things - maybe it is the idea of the hands that made/touched them that adds to the warmth, but they are a feel good treasure.

luluslovlies said...

What a beautiful piece, it must have been a sample rand what a great idea to do with some of our own vintage pieces for display! Thanks for sharing! I bet it feels good to finally have it pressed and out to share with all of us like minded creative souls. Marilou

Dorthe said...

Dear Marcia,
your hanger is a piece full of beauties-great way of showing many small pieces--
The quilt from your grandma, is a fantastic art work-so vibrant colors, and a wonderfull treasure.

sandra said...

What a beautiful idea, and what a wonderful treasure you's so gorgeous, and so is your grandmother's quilt. Love the little hanger, too.

Debby said...

Hi Marcie, so many gorgeous goodies and I adore your Grandmother's quilt, beautiful.

June said...

This is a gorgoeus piece Marcie. I think it's maker would be so happy to know that you loved it enough to repair and make it beautiful once again.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

It's so beautiful, Marcie! Don't you just love the history, time, talent and love that went into these vintage pieces. It's even more special when it once belonged to someone you loved.
Thanks for sharing.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

That's a sweet sampler, Marcie! I also think that the woman who made it would appreciate that someone takes such good care of it.
It's wonderful that you have this beautiful quilt from your grandma. What a wonderful heirloom!
Have a great weekend!

Rustique Gal said...

These are so sweet. I love how they are displayed. And that Quilt!

Diana said...

What a lovely piece of lace. I love old lace as well and so appreciate the time put into it's creation. Love your shoe very sweet. Thank you for visiting my flickr photos.

Anonymous said...

Marcie, this is beautiful work. Is it used for a neck scarf? If so, I'm sure it would get enormous compliments if you were to wear it. Such a lovely idea! I hope you don't mind if I take it for myself to make something similar!! With all of the laces I have just waiting for a project....
Thank you for the inspiration!
Hugs, Diane

Barbara Jean said...

It's a beautiful piece, and love the hanger you have for it.

Trying to chat up after being down with back.

hugs and blessings

barbara jean