Tiny Grandma

May 13, 2008 at 8:28 pm 5 comments

My dad’s mom — who we called Tiny Grandma — was quite a talented and crafty woman. Even though she passed away when I was 5 years old, I still feel close to her, and I definitely inherited my love of crafts from her.


This past weekend, my mother gave me a tablecloth that Tiny Grandma embroidered.


Her work is stunning. Everything she did was so delicate and sweet.


She used to draw birthday cards for me with pictures of little girls wearing sun bonnets. The bonnets always covered the girls’ faces because, according to Tiny Grandma, she couldn’t draw faces. She could do just about everything else!


Even though I’ve never tried needlepointing, I’m proud to think that I may have inherited some of her skills and creativity. And I can’t draw faces either. Tiny Grandma would be proud.


Entry filed under: Things and stuff.

You gotta wake up slow Saving the day…with crafts!

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jacquie  |  May 14, 2008 at 8:21 am

    This is so gorgeous. I be it looks great on a table! It’s wonderful you have her creation to remember her.

  • 2. Betty  |  May 14, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Oh, I wish I had a tiny grandma! What lovely stitching she made. Very timeless.

    I am totally going to put that typewriter up. If you do decide you want it, you totally get the blogger friend discount of 20%. If not, no worries!

  • 3. Petar  |  May 14, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    it’s really beautiful…

  • 4. Crosspaws  |  May 16, 2008 at 8:11 am

    This is so pretty! I have a table runner, doily and some pillowcases that are embroidered in the same style and colors, and I love to use them (though I want to frame the doily). I’m not sure who made them, but I also had a crafty and creative grandma, whom I learned many needlecrafts from. Such great memories…And I just love the name Tiny Grandma, it’s so sweet.

  • 5. Ellen  |  May 31, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    I remember Tiny Grandma — she made candles, too!! Do you remember that? I remember that she gathered all the candles on the tables at your parents’ wedding reception, melted them down and made one big candle as a remembrance gift for the newlyweds (she ADORED your mom! I think she couldn’t believe how lucky she was that her son found someone so wonderful!!). She truly was sweet and kind and gentle and generous — I can still her her quiet laugh!
    PS when you come to LI, I’ll show you some silly stuff I’ve embroidered, and some stuff that my Yaya crocheted —


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