Family Arts and Crafts

October 15, 2010 § 1 Comment

Fall is finally here. We switched to our wool blanket yesterday, and today I pulled out a sweater.

While airing out our quilts, I started thinking about our families. Mr. E’s mother and grandmother quilt. His grandmother from his father’s side made pottery, sculpted, and painted. Somewhere along the line, Mr. E decided that he’d like to carry on the quilting tradition. My grandmother wove and sewed (I believe); my mother knits, crochets, and sews. I sew, craft, and – due to Mr. E’s influence – quilt.

My grandmother wove the wallhanging that shows in the mirror…

Frame in the Hall

…and these pillows:

Grandma's pillows

Mr. E sewed the bunny quilt and the starry lapquilt; the green one at the back is by my mother-in-law:

Airing Out Quilts

Mr. E also made the quilt we’re currently using:

Our Quilt

This pottery was made by Mr. E’s grandmother…

Grandma's pottery

…and she painted these landscapes:

Grandma's mountain view
Grandma's sea view

It’s really fantastic to have this family tradition. Even better is that we get to use these family creations to decorate our house.


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§ One Response to Family Arts and Crafts

  • […] They remind me greatly of the ceramics that Mr. E’s grandmother made. I don’t seem to have any photos of the chunky blue-green dishware that is so similar to this commercial set, but below is a picture of two bowls she made (shown in a previous post here). […]

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