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…
…and these pillows:
Mr. E sewed the bunny quilt and the starry lapquilt; the green one at the back is by my mother-in-law:
Mr. E also made the quilt we’re currently using:
This pottery was made by Mr. E’s grandmother…
…and she painted these landscapes:
It’s really fantastic to have this family tradition. Even better is that we get to use these family creations to decorate our house.