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Carrying on the tradition

My story is not actually about a "project" but more a family tradition.

You see I grew up in a family with generations of crocheters. My mother, grandmother, and many aunts on both sides of the family.

My great Aunt Gladys was avid. Mostly doing doily work with some of the finest threads I can recall. For years while growing up I would sit and watch as she spun those fine threads into some of the most beautiful pieces of work. What is surprising about her is that she was "legally blind".

She often would ask my sisters (7) and myself if we would like to learn only to have each of us turn down the offer.

Needless to say she passed on with none of us learning.

My mother and grandmother also asked each of us and also none of us would take the time for lessons.

They to have passed on.

Older and missing watching each of them with those hooks threads and the creations they made, I snatched up all the books, project sheets, hooks and everything that pertained to crochet left in the estates of them all. I read, practiced and finally taught myself the craft.

Now I pride myself in the fact that when my sisters and their siblings want anything crocheted I am the one that is called upon.

And having nieces up in age I am offering lessons. I hope that one of them will want to learn so the traditon will keep going.

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