I first posted this topic over on MomSpace. . .but I've been thinking about it more and more as Mother's Day looms closer. . .thinking about my mom and time we spent together. Thinking about my grandmother (my mom's mom). . .
It would have to be of me and my grandmother doing ceramics. She used to take a class at some woman's house - and bring home stuff to paint. She would bring home stuff for me too - little figurines, holiday ornaments, etc. I can clearly picture her orange caddy, filed with paint jars and brushes. My mom had a yellow one, they almost always did their crafting together - ceramics, macrame, crocheting, knitting, etc.
My grandmother passed away several years ago but I still miss her almost daily. I have a bunch of the holiday ornaments that we painted. I have a few pieces that she painted - her initials scratched into the bottom - JFC. I have an afghan she knit for me too. The one she taught me to knit is my parent's house somewhere - unfinished.
One year - we did sequined fruit - it was gaudy and a bit tacky to tell the truth - but right now I am sad and jealous that my cousin got to take that.
There were many, many crafts with my grandmother and mother growing up. . .my mother's crafts always looked so artistic (she can draw too!) and mine looked like something a child did . . .I know I WAS a child - but still!
how did you learn to craft?
catch you soon -