Saturday, January 12, 2013





Good Morning. I am part of Lori Anderson's Memories & Thanks blog hop. The bracelet that I created I named "A Rose for Molly". My most vivid memory of my Grandma is that she never sat down even for 5 minutes that she didn't pick up her handwork. Grandma was a knitter. When I was about 5 she crocheted 5 bedspreads with roses on them. Grandma had 1, Mom had 1, My Aunt Fern had 1, & my 2 older sisters each had 1. They were old enough to have hope chests so this was for their hop chest.  I remember sitting fascinated an she turned a single thread into a multi- layered flower.  I was very jealous of my sisters. Just before she passed away my Aunt gave me her bedspread. I was so thrilled. When I put it on my bed was the first time that I realized that my creativity came from Grandma. So thank you Grandma for all that you gave me.  I have had it in my head to make a rose for her for a long time and this hop was the perfect time. I hope you like my entry. Now hop on over to the other blog to see what they made. Here's the link http://www.prettythingsblog.com/2012/11/participants-for-memories-and-thanks.html

55 comments:

  1. OMG, Becky - that's such a gorgeous and perfect piece! You captured Grandma's rose beautifully - she sure passed onto you her creativity and talent! Thank you for sharing your story - and your memories.

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    1. Thanx Alicia, I'm glad someone thinks that I am talented.

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  2. What a lovely tribute to your grandmother. Hope everyone clicks on your bracelet to savor your beautifully delicate work and that perfect button clasp!

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  3. Beautiful tribute to you grandmother...and the bedspread you have is so pretty.

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    1. Thanx, It makes me feel good when other jewelry artists like my work.

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  4. What a lovely tribute to your grandmother and something that she loved to do. Thank you for sharing! Enjoy the day! Erin

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    1. Thanx Erin. It is something I have had in my mind for a while. I may still add a couple of leaves.

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  5. The bracelet is a beautiful spot on tribute to you Grandmother. The rose says it all. I hope you enjoy the hop!
    Hugs
    Terri G.

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    1. Thanx Teri. I enjoyed making it and I will wear it proudly.

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  6. Beautiful spread and glad that you are using it. Simply sweet bracelet.

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    1. Thanx CeCe. The last dog we had got on our bed so I didn't use it then, but the dog I have now doesn't so I do use it. I also remember Grandma suggesting that I straighten the tassels on her bedspread when I was bored.

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  7. What a lovely and fitting tribute to your grandma! Beautiful.

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    1. Thanx I think that she would be proud of me. She wanted to put more beauty in life. She would life this bracelet.

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  8. A Rose for Molly...Wow...A wonderful piece !
    Loved your post.
    Peace and Love.

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    1. Thanx April. The bracelet also honors my mother-in-law because I inherited the pearls from her.

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  9. Your bracelet is beautiful - what a lovely tribute to your grandmother!

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    1. Thanx Christine. I think so too. I have had it in my head for a awhile. It took Lori to bring it out.

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  10. Wonderful work and uplifting to see you have your Grandma's talent!

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    1. Thanx Louann I have always crafted but I never associated it with Grandma. I never saw her use a pattern either. She would just pick up her knitting and start. I remember asking her how she knew where she was.She answered "I count."I guess that she had been doing it so long that she just knew.

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  11. What a wonderful tribute for your grandmother. Thank you so much for sharing your memories of her and your beautiful bracelet.

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  12. Very pretty, and what a nice sentiment.

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    1. Thanx Kepi. I am proud of the jewelry that I make & I think that she would be proud of me for it.

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  13. OK, that is flat out beautiful! She handed her talent and love of beauty straight to YOU! xox jean

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    1. Thanx Jean, I'm so glad that she did pass her talent on. I have decided to add a pair of Russian leaves. I think that the leaves will make the rose stand out even more. I'm glad that you like my piece. I always enjoy reading your blog.

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  14. So, so lovely...your grandmother would be so proud! (Gosh...I'm proud of you, and I'm not even your grandma!)

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    1. Thanx Donetta. It feels really good to have other jewelry artists like my work.

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  15. That is a very lovely rose and love your composition. What a thoughtful way to remember your grandmother. Lovely!

    Jenny

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    1. Thanx Jenny. I'm glad that you like it.

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  16. Grandmothers are very special people! Last year I lost my last surviving grandparent, my grandmother. I miss her dearly. Your rose is a perfect tribute to your grandmother! Beautiful!

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    1. Thanx Dyanne. Yes Grandma's are special. She was the only Grandma I knew because my Dad's parents both died before I was born.

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  17. I found your post very moving, Becky. I'm glad you now have something of your grandmother's - the bedspread is beautiful. It's heartwarming to know that part of her - her creativity - lives on in you. Your bracelet is a wonderful tribute to her memory.

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    1. Thanx Adlinah. I was so proud when I put her bedspread on my bed. My Aunt had no idea how much it meant to me. I tried to tell her but the words just didn't seem to say enough.

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  18. Lovely post, thank you for sharing this! What a great piece to offer as tribute to your grandmother

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    1. Thanx it feels really good when others like my designs.

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  19. Beautiful :) My nana tried to teach me to crochet when I was young... I did learn, but it didn't stick well. when it comes to creating, I'm ADHD..I can't settle on just one, I have to jump around and try everything... think it drove everyone nuts ;)

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    1. Thanx Skye, I knew the basics but I haven't crocheted since the 70's. Last week at bead group we made wire crochet bracelets. I thought of her while I was making my bracelet.

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  20. How nice that your grand ma's special talent is passed on to you. Your Crochet bracelet is beautiful. I love to knit with wire and beads too. I don't know how to crochet but the wire and the beads behave very similar for knitted or crocheted style, I think, and I love it. Especially the seed beads in turquoise and wire look stunning.

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    1. Thanx for saying that I have talent. I hadn't crocheted since the 70's. I thought the wire would kink or not make the loops the same size. It turns out that It was easy. And when the strands get woven together you can't see the size of the loops.

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  21. Your Rose is so pretty, what a great bracelet.
    What a wonderful grandmother you had.

    ~cryssT

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    1. Thanx for the compliment. I have had it in my head to make this for her for a couple of years now but, I didn't take the time to do it until Lori's hop came along. She was indeed a wonderful woman.

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  22. That's such an incredible likeness! Amazing job & lovely tribute!

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    1. Thanx Lea, It feels really good to have other jewelry artists like my work.

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  23. I really love the bracelet. I think it is really beautiful, and a Wonderful Tribute to the woman that inspired you to create!

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  24. What a wonderful bracelet. I'm sure she is smiling down fron heaven at the wonderful bracelet you made and knowing that she touched you.

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    1. Thanx, I have had it in my head for quite a while. Lori was the push I needed to make it happen.

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  25. I am able to look at my mom's needlework & my dad's paintings and see where I got my creativity and outlook on life. What a lovely tribute- I love how the shape and colors reflect her quilt.

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    1. Thanx Becca, I'm glad that you like it. I really like the necklace of yours that your sister posted.

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  26. So pretty!!!! I love how your piece was inspired by your grandmothers beautiful needlework.

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    1. Thanx, Yes I love that bedspread. When I was a kid I would be bored and Grandma would suggest that I straighten the tassels on her bedspread. I hadn't though of that in more than 40 years until I put the sped on my bed.

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  27. The bracelet is fantastic. I am sure your grandmother would be so proud.

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    1. Thanx Mandi. I'm glad you like it. I think that she would be proud of me. When I showed this post to my sister the first thing that she said was that Grandma would have been proud of it.

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