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By a Thread
Created By: Spring Graves

My Aunt was probably the most talented woman I have ever met, as a child I was fasciated by her ability to sew and knit; however, it was crocheting that would become my passion. Watching how quickly her fingers could produce such beautiful creations really inspired me to want to learn. She taught me to make a "chain" at age five. When I was about 12 I struggled with granny squares, I never thought I would be able to make two the same size. On my sisters first wedding anniversary in 1971, I once again persuaded her to help me make her a hat and poncho. Her patience was amazing, I did eventually proudly present my sister with her poncho and hat. Sadly in 1972 my Aunt passed away, I knew then why we had spent so much time together the year prior, very unusual for a very wild teenager. My mom expressed a desire for a lace tablecloth for Christmas in 1995, I had no idea how long it would take me to make her one but I did, It ended up to be for her Birthday in July of the following year. I did not realize that it would be her last when I started. She was diagnosed with lung to brain cancer. That tablecloth got me through the long chemo treatments and hospital stays. She did live to see it on her table, she passed in Feb. of that year. I was diagnosed with breast cancer the same year. Never thought I would live to see my Grand children so I decided to crochet two christening gowns, one for each of my daughters (they were only 16 and 22 and unmarried at the time.) Happily, I was able to attend the baptism of both my Grandson Sammy and my Grandaughter Mackenzie. I also crocheted my Great Niece a gown and attended her Baptism this past Jan. I cannot wait to teach my Grandaughter how to crochet!, she just turned 3. Never underestimate the talent and patience it takes to master a craft. It always means so much for someone to be presented with a handmade gift. Crochet is the link I have with my Aunt Elinor, we are still connected "by a Thread".

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