Great Grandma Mary and Crochet Lace

I've been working on a project based around my great-great-grandmother's journal from 1917 - 1921. It's become a bit of a habit to check in with Great Grandma Mary to see what she was doing on the calendar date I happen to be living. Here's what she had to say for March 30th for 1917:
1917 - March 30, Friday - Walked out to Percia Ham's and stopped the afternoon. Intended to go down to Mrs. Phil but heard she had gone to Old Town. Taught Percia to crochet lace. Pleasant day, some snow in the road.

The Bangor Daily News article states that to make an Irish lace collar may take as much as 10 hours. So when you're in the antique store and you're looking at that crocheted edge on the pillowcase, take a moment to honor the woman who spent her time making it.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hi Dixie,
Hope everyone is well, and all is good! You always have a much deeper way of looking at things, Love the Irish Lace! My Best,

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden