Thursday, January 28, 2016

Throwback Thursday

When I was growing up, Ma had dresser and table scarves under glass tops to protect the furniture. When I asked about the scarves, she said Grandma made them. I don't remember if she said which Grandma, her mother or Dad's mother.

I think they were made by her mother. Grandma tatted. I remember her making window shade pulls. Ma called the needlework "Cutwork". Embroidery is done with threads to match the color of the cloth and then threads are removed leaving an open pattern. The edges of the squares have been tatted and joined together.

Whatever the needlework is called and which ever grandma did it, Grandma's scarf now graces my diningroom table.