“The application of crochet for useful and ornamental purposes is so varied, that it is work which will remain popular, in one form or other, for years to come.”*
This sentiment is as true today as it was when it was written in 1884!
One of my heart warming childhood memories is of my Grandma Sylvia thread crocheting the most amazing room divider panels. They must have taken her what seemed like a million years to complete, but the results were stunning! She and Grandpa lived in an old fashioned schoolhouse-turned-private-home in the scenic Oregon countryside filled with many treasures and adventures! I’ll never forget exploring all throughout that house and playing hide and seek among her beautiful handmade quilts and thread crochet doilies and bedspreads. And we would push through the crocheted room divider panels every time we entered her living room from the entry area where they were eventually hanging. I never ceased to be impressed with those crochet panels and all the handiwork Grandma accomplished!
My Grandma Dora was an artist as well. She was one of my best friends and I loved to watch her oil paint lovely scenes on canvas, in the back room of her ranch style California home, that would eventually sell for hundreds of dollars.
These beautiful women inspired my artistic nature as we lived life together when I was young. Today I am inspired by the other talented people God has put into my life and the artistry of my Creator as I live among the beauty of Alaska, my home for over 30 years.
So who or what inspires you?
* The Young Ladies’ Journal Complete guide to the worktable; Published: 1884