Saturday, May 25, 2013
Focusing on Life:Reminisce
http://thestudiosublime.com/ for our focusing on life challenge. This year long challenge has been way more fun than I thought it would be, I signed up for this because I wanted to become a better photographer. It has taught me about myself too. Sally has done a wonderful job with her prompts. The minute I saw this weeks prompt I knew what I would photograph. When I was about 5 years old my Grandma made 5 of these bedspreads. One was hers, one was my Mom's, one was My Aunt Fern's, and both of my older sisters got one. Three were yellow and two were pink. I remember watching Grandma crochet these and being mesmerized that she could turn a single thread into a four layered flower. My strongest memory of Grandma was that she never in her life sat down even for five minutes that she didn't pick up her handwork. Mostly she was a knitter but I vividly remember her crocheting these. I was very jealous of my sisters for getting these. My sisters are 8 and 10 years older than me. These were for their hopechests. Just before my Aunt died she gave me her bedspread. I don't think she had any idea of how much it meant to me. She and I both have pink as our favorite color. The first time I put my beautiful bedspread on my bed was when I realized that Grandma was who I got my creativity from. I also remembered when I was a kid being bored and Grandma saying why don't you go straighten the tassels on my bedspread. I hadn't thought of that in more than thirty years. I am filled with pride each time I put this bedspread on my bed. I am also transported back to Grandma's house. I can hear her softly humming as she worked. It is my most prized possession.