Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Just a little decluttering...

Last week I spent some time doing more de-cluttering.  Or maybe I should say getting ready to de-clutter.  I had came across these before, but decided it was time to do something with them.
These were crocheted by Roger's great aunt.  I already have some in my cedar chest....these were some Roger's mom had before she passed away.
If I have one, I have a hundred pieces.  No exaggeration.  I had asked Sarah if she wanted them.  She didn't.  I was grasping at straws when I asked Sarah, and almost did not ask my other daughter, but decided to give her a try and she wants them!  So I decided to give them all a fresh wash.  I did a couple loads of them.  They are dry.  I did not starch them or anything like that.  I just wanted them clean and fresh.

I hope to send some on the way to my daughter before the week is out.  It will take at least two of the biggest Priority boxes, if not three.  There really is that many.

Just think of all the hours that went into making each item.  What is more fascinating is that someone took a crochet hook and thread and these are the results. 

25 comments:

Ginny said...

These are lovely! I have quite a few that my mom made. My favorite is the big oval with green.

DeniseinVA said...

Exquisite! How awesome that these treasures are being passed to your daughter.

Sandra said...

my mother made hundreds of these, so did my aunt.. they sat and crocheted all the time.. the green one she made many like that...glad your daughter wanted them. the few we kept live in GA in my mothers hope chest in my nieces home. she is the family historian and wanted it all.

Small City Scenes said...

They are lovely and I understand you dilemma so I am glad your daughter wanted them. MB

EG CameraGirl said...

Yes, many hours were spend making each one. They appear to be in great shape still. I wonder what your daughter plans to do with them.

don said...

That must have taken an amazing number of hours of work!

Linda Kay said...

I used to watch my Grandmother tat lace for hours as she sat in her chair. She did a lot for hanky edging, etc. I've seen these stretched over pillow fabric, and it makes a nice throw.

MarmePurl said...

So glad all that handwork has a new home.

Betsy Adams said...

Oh how I love these... I have some from my mother (and from relatives before her I'm sure). I don't know who in my family will want them--but I hope someone will (just to keep them in the family).... Kids today don't have an interest in things like this... wish they did ...SO glad that Sarah wants them..

Hugs,
Betsy

thirtysevenandcounting said...

These are so pretty! I love the pineapple pattern. I have several (including a couple of tablecloths) that were crocheted by my mom, her mom, and a German lady who lived next door to us when Mike and I were first married. She made no less than 15 doilies and sent them off with us when we moved to Arizona. She was a real sweetheart - a second mom, if you will.

I'm glad your daughter has said she wants them. :)

Lindy

Quiltedtime said...

I am glad you found them a good home. They are beautiful reminders of someone you loved.

CDH said...

Glad they are staying in the family. They are beautiful!
Cheri

Joyful Quilter said...

Those are beautiful. Sigh...I love crocheted doilies. Every time I see one at a garage sale I end up buying it...can't resist.

Marie said...

Oh, Rose, they are so beautiful! What a treasure for your daughter! I want to start crocheting again. I sure can appreciate all the time and work that went into two or three boxes worth of doilies! Wow!

Oh, and thank you so much for sending me the link for Mr. Powell. I loved it! It was so appropo concerning our trip!

Montanagirl said...

These are REAL treasures! So beautiful!!

Caron said...

I love things like this. My mom and grandma made pillowcases with crocheted edges and embroidered designs and we used them as kids. They all got used so much they had to be let go of. I sure wish I had at least one of them now.

Ida said...

These are beautiful. This is a "lost art" as so few know how to do this anymore. I tried to learn but being left-handed made it difficult for anyone to teach me. I have some that my Grandma made and think they are wonderful. I really like the green one here.

Susan said...

Wow, those are beautiful!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

They are precious :)

Roan said...

I don't have as many as you, but I have a lot. My mother loved making these. I don't use them. They are kept in a box. But there is no way I can get rid of them. These are very nice. Love the green varigated.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I have always wanted to be able to crochet but I seem to have two left hands when I try. What a treasure you have to share with your daughter! They are beautiful.

Lynne said...

An art of old . . .
I too have many pieces, tablecloths, runners, dresser scarves . . . . Made by a family member in the 1800's.
Nice that your daughter wants them . . .

Betsy Adams said...

Me Again.... I hadn't heard from you this week ---so checked your blog to see if I missed a post... Didn't --so I assume you are just taking some time off... Miss you --but understand.
Hugs,
Betsy

Terri said...

Gorgeous needlework. I've seen my mom work on these and it does take a lot of skill and patience. I couldn't do it because my eyes would cross! I'm glad your daughter wants them.

Dee said...

They are beautiful...i can see them in a frame...♥

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