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In honor of Mother's Day, I'm reposting my very first diary for WAYWO, in which I talked about the crafters in my family.

I come from a family of crafters -- at least the women (the men not so much). My grandmother was a quilter

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So was my mother.

This quilt was made by my mother and my grandmother, Mom doing the quilt top, and Grammy doing the quilting. I received it as a wedding gift.

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Mom was also a crocheter.

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This was made for me when I was a child.

When my mother returned to quilting after she retired, she made this one for my husband and I.

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My husband's grandmother crocheted, both afghans and finer work

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Unfortunately, I have no pictures of her finer work.

My mother-in-law also crocheted, mostly afghans

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After my mother passed away, I gave her quilting equipment and supplies to my sister-in-law, who also quilts. Among the cloth she found a nearly complete quilt top. She added a border to bring it to Queen-bed size and had it machine quilted by a friend from her quilting guild.
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I now use it instead of a bedspread. And it is kitty approved.

Does anyone in your family craft? What are you working on?

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