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Me, My Mother and Crochet

As a child my mother taught me her craft which was dressmaking. My father also taught me to sew upholstery which was a part of his craft, reupholstering furniture. I enjoyed sewing in both venues but it was not a passion. After marriage and children, I did not sew at all and when the children got older, I missed "making something". I missed seeing an object that I worked hard to produce. As it turned out, one winter we had house guests who were snowed in with us for a week. My lady friend was crocheting a baby sweater and I thought this would be a great opportunity for me to learn how to crochet. I had admired my aunt's (my mother's twin sister) crocheting projects but had never had the opportunity to spend enough time with her to learn. My friend showed me the basics and gave me a "how to" book. With trial & error, I learned and crocheting became my passion. After mother had a heart attack, I taught her to crochet and the doilies she made are some of my and my brothers and sisters prized possessions. She enjoyed crocheting until her death and I am still going at it. I still feel the need for a teacher from time to time but I have turned out some pretty good projects; sweaters, ponchos, afgans, hats and scarves. I have tried knitting a couple times, even taking lessons but have not taken to it like crochet. It is still my desire to knit. Maybe I will learn how the next time I have someone snowed in at my home and I can then teach my grandaughter all three crafts; sewing, crocheting and knitting!

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