Welcome to Pink Saturday ladies..and to my apron give-away..To see more pinkies, simply click on
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For my Pink post, I have to tell you a bit of background.
Years ago, when I was little, I had a mother,grandmother and a very large group of their friends (the ladies),and they all believed that young ladies should be able to do everything. From sewing, cooking, baking..etc..all the needleworks, from embroidery to quilting and all in between. One of my favorite things to do was crochet and to embroidery with the beautiful silk thread my grandmother had. Ahhh,those beautiful colors. I can see them still. There was certain things like..making small quilting stitches, even tension crocheting..etc, and to this day,I can hear their gentle voices and almost feel their gentle touch on my hands, always guiding me and cheering me on. There came a time, when I could crochet well enough and close enough to my mothers work, that we began a tablecloth out of crochet cotton thread..not the fine tatting thread, just regular crochet cotton .. but after several hours of crocheting, you would almost have to put it down for awhile, just to "rest your eyes". One or the other would then when they had time, pick up the work and keep going..round after round. The tablecloth was a very large one..big enough for a large farm style older table..and it took a long while. I always loved the tablecloth...and later, after I was married..I was given the tablecloth..and since my hope chest was also full..and a cedar chest of pretty things that we had all made through the years..was passed to me..given to me. Now, comes the time when I get a bit more personal..and ummmm, maybe I shouldn't, but I will anyway. Many years later, when my first husband and I was in the process of getting a divorce..yes, that dreaded word, I was very thoughtless..maybe careless, maybe just not thinking...and until I could get settled in my new apartment, I left my cedar chest..my hope chest, filled with all those wonderful and beautiful things from all those ladies I loved, I had to leave them in the care of my soon to be former husband. It was a very,very serious mistake. It was the last I saw of my things...from crochet books and patterns, my grandmothers applique, my silk embroidered pillowcases, my tablecloth..quilt tops...well you probably know the rest. They were hacked up, cut up, sold, given away, burned..whatever he could do to them and with them, he did. I was heartbroken..and I mean heartbroken for so long and then slowly, I began collecting slowly..slowly, the things I remembered. From vintage crochet patterns, aprons..pretty embroidered linens..as near to what I remembered as I could. But in all that time, I could never find a piece of the crochet, nor a tablecloth nor a pattern for a crocheted spiderweb anything. That is, until Pink Saturday and a post of sweet Jeanne's of Backyard Neighbors. Jeanne was showing a picture of herself and her sisters..and as I enlarged the picture to see all the pretty things she was showing, I had to look again and again..for there in the picture was a small piece of spiderweb crochet..and I almost cried. I was taken instantly back to my mother and myself, crocheting away on that tablecloth. I left a comment for Jeanne, telling her it was like a cloth my mother and I had crocheted, and she replied instantly..then you should have it. It belongs with you.
And so ladies of Pink Saturday.... a sweet lovely angel lady named Jeanne set about sending me this pretty piece. I just got it today, and had to sit down and open it..and look..look !!!! It was wrapped in hot pink paper with some glitz and glitter..and in that pretty paper, was the two pieces of crochet you see below. The longer one with those pretty points is the spiderweb..and Jeanne thought that the other might be a spider web also..and she's right. Both are beautiful..and will never leave me.
I can never thank Jeanne enough..she has to be one of the sweetest ladies out there and I will always love her dearly. I have found a new friend and that's so special and I wanted everyone to know just how special she is. So, I dedicate my Pink Saturday to Jeanne of Backyard Neighbors. If you haven't visited my new friend, you should. You're missing somone special and kind and gentle.
Is this not the sweetest little doily you've ever seen?? If you look closely at the stitching, you can see a bit of a Spiderweb stitch...and look carefully at the sweet picot edging.I love this sweet piece..
Now, I know it isn't pink, but my vintage apron give-away is a deeper shade of pink..ummmm, o.k. it's red. And I wat to give it away. So all you have to do is comment..that's 1 entry. If you follow me or already a follower, just let me know and I will enter you twice. I will choose a winner next Pink Saturday at 11 p.m. and post the winner on Sunday. I've never done a give-away, and I hope I'm doing it right..and that lots of people join in..
Hugs to you all..