Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Heirloom Doilies

After vacuuming and dusting the living room this weekend, I decided to wash these wonderful doilies that my Mother-in-law made for me about twenty years ago. These are 18 inches across and she crocheted them using very thin thread in an off white color. They are extremely intricate and detailed. They were an amazing gift- a gift of time, talent and love. I reflected on the fact that these handmade items are still so fine and useful despite her passing from this life three years ago.
On our wall, we have a quotation from Benjamin Franklin written in Old English: which paraphrased says:
How To Be Remembered
If you would not be forgotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing.

These crocheted doilies are just a small sample of the many things this well remembered lady did that are worth the writing!