Thursday, September 4, 2008

Something Old, Something New

The something old is my grandmother's crochet hook. My Dad's mother was one of the smartest people I've ever known. She's my hero! Having survived The Great Depression, she knew how to do just about everything, or at least that's how it always seemed to me. And she never said anything bad about anyone. She just wouldn't do it. She was 93 years old when she left this life, and that has been years ago. I still miss her every day. She taught me how to crochet and though I don't do it nearly as well as she did, it comforts me to use her crochet hooks. I have several of them.
The something new is a dishcloth I'm crocheting. I was working on it tonight as we watched Sarah Palin's speech at the RNC. Like most people I had not heard of her until recently, but so far I like what I'm hearing and seeing. She faces some big challenges, but she seems to be up for the job.
It's a difficult time in a way for women today. We have more freedoms and more opportunities than ever, yet with all that there are such pressures on us to be everything and to do everything. And no one can.
I got in a lot more work on this latest quilt last night, and I might just finish it tonight. I don't know why I'm such a night owl, but I do my best work late at night. :)
This little sweet mouse was drawn by our younger daughter when she was very young. It was her signature for a while. I really miss her. She's moved far away from Mom and Dad, finding her own way. She'll be fine though. She's got a good foundation.

Have a great day!


Nanette Merrill said...

Elaine that mouse is precious. I love it. Its too bad you can't make a stamp or something out of it. Its great to have talents that are handed down from our parents and grand parents. Just think where we'd be if they didn't teach us.

Annie said...

I love that little mouse. It is GEORGOUS!

Charlie P said...

I know exactly what you mean- I use my grandma's crochet hook to make all the pigeons :) That crochet is far too nice to be a dishcloth, though!