Thursday, August 26, 2010
A Year's Worth of Work
The beautiful bedspread (it is a full size) is the work of my Grandma Bessie. She did over 20 of these in her lifetime, and each spread took about a year to make. I have one, as I am the youngest of her grand-daughters. It is a treasure. As I was knitting the sweaters (and I have two more to make) I thought of Grandma Bessie many times. I know what it's like to work on a project seemingly endlessly. She won the grand sweepstakes prize at the Minnesota State Fair one year. The story goes that someone she'd given the spread to entered it in her name for the crochet class, and low and behold, she took the top honor! You can see why! Her work was beautiful.
She died when I was seven, but I still have fond memories of her and her quiet insistence that I finish one project before I began another. A good life lesson.