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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Patience

If you have followed my blog you know that I knit for "Newborns in Need" but I learned to crochet first. My Mother taught me when I was maybe nine or ten years old and I made rosettes out of cotton thread for hot pads and etc.....
 
sort of like this one that I found on google. It is very slow to say the least and when I became an adult I continued to crochet but with yarn instead of the cotton thread. I just never had the patience it required to complete a project but my Grandmother crocheted everything with this cotton yard and she didn't know how to read a pattern but used the chart patterns like the following...
 
At some point in time my Mother asked my Grandmother to crochet "The Last Supper" for her church and purchased the yarn needed. I didn't know anything about it until after my Mother died and I went through her things and low and behold rolled up was this huge crocheted picture of the last supper. Why it never made it to the church I don't know and I started to put it in the estate sale but then changed my mind and only much later was it suggested to me to have it matted and framed...................
 
 
(Couldn't get the picture without the glare on the glass and no my wall isn't pink, it's a light beige).
 
It hangs in our bedroom and I often stop and marvel at the intricate work.
 
 
 
 
 
I think each square equals two double crochets and open square to single crochets.
 
 
The roof section
Can you imagine how many stitches there must be in this piece....



I don't know that my Grandmother was a Christian but she surely had the patience of Job:)
 
 
 
 

10 comments:

Dana said...

So beautiful!

I hope you're having a nice Wednesday. :)

Lady Di Tn said...

I have never seen anything like this. I am so glad you did not sell it but framed it to enjoy. I wonder how many woman hours she put into it as it seems quite large and the number of stitches boggles my mind . Peace

JMD said...

Oh my, what a labour of love. It is not only amazing but inspiring to look at. It is a heirloom of the finest kind.

PS, tried to knit until I threw it all down in frustration but can crochet.

Michelle said...

That is some seriously intricate work!

Nancy said...

I first saw the Last Supper panel at my Aunt's apartment. My sister got the pattern and crocheted one for her church. Just like you, I marvel at the patience it must take to crochet with fine thread something so intricate.

Changes in the wind said...

Thank you each one of your for your sweet comments and JMD I tried to send you a special comment but your site would not allow me.

JMD said...

I don't have a site just my email.

Granny Annie said...

That is indeed a masterpiece.

Wool Winder said...

Wow, that's amazing!

Linda said...

I hope your grandmother was a believer and I tend to think if she had the patience to stitch this - well - it seems the Holy Spirit was moving in her heart!
I so admire your ministry to the tiny preemies! Another quad mom at 24 weeks gave bith today. Praying they survive and will need the things you provide!