About 35 years ago I was given two beautiful, hand crocheted table cloths that Dear Hubby's Great Aunt Irma made when she was in her 20's. These table cloths are over 100 years old!
Both table cloths are of the same pattern. They measure 6 feet by 7 feet each. The only difference between the two is one of them is just a mere shade darker in coloring. I imagine because of two different color lots of cotton thread.
The workmanship and dedication in making these just blows my mind every time I see them. When they were given to me I was asked that I never just throw them in a drawer and forget about them, or her. So on special occasions I use them :)
They have been used and laundered with love ... but there are a few stitches pulling away on parts and I HAVE to do right by them and fix them up! Also, I'm thinking that my "using them" days are coming to an end because I would like my daughters to inherit them someday from me and cherish them as I do.
Here's a picture of the one I'm working on ... this is the one in the worse condition. The other one only has one little spot that needs fixing.
Amazing! I know!!
So how many 20 year olds today do you think are sitting in the parlor in the evenings crocheting table cloths???
Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.