full of 5 basketball games and 1 son taking the ACT,
so I didn’t finish any new projects, but I did want
to share with you this absolutely charming
cover from a 1914 “The Modern Priscilla” magazine.
This illustration shows, what I assume to
be, a grandmother teaching her granddaughter how to tat (or is it tatt?).
I fondly remember my grandmother attempting
to teach me to crochet when I was young.
She made wonderful doilies and little crocheted stars
that I hang on my Christmas tree
that are treasured keepsakes for me.
I was an awful pupil back then, but years
later when she become ill and was in the hospital,
and we knew her life was drawing to a close,
I decided I would try once again to learn to crochet.
She passed away on my birthday, 18 years ago,
and my 1st finished afghan was my parting “gift” to her.
My grandmother was every bit as lovely
as the elderly lady shown in the image,
complete with her beautiful, white hair
tucked neatly on her head. This is
her, 2 years before her death, holding
my newborn daughter.
The magazine page was kindly sent to me by Audrey @ Timeless Treasures.
Do you have a skill that someone else taught you?
Pass it on!