Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My Great Grandma's rug

(Or what is left to salvage)

My nan's mum died when I was in kindy.

It is one of the earliest memories I have,
going home to a friend's house after kindy while the funeral was on.

I don't have many memories of my great grandma,
those "memories" I have are the still shots from photos at my nan's house.

Back in the times (think early 70s),
it was the fashion (where I was from anyway)
to put the crocheted rug across the back of the back seat.
I was too young to drive but I got a rug like most family members.

The rugs weren't anything super trendy or great quality
but they were made with love,
they were made by my grandnan
and my rug is the only tangible thing that I have of hers.

I have kept it lovingly
but apparently not practically.

Cleaning out cupboards this week brought many forgotten/misplaced/ill-bought items
back to delight/intrigue/haunt me.

This one just saddened me.

Little Boozle 2010

Little Boozle 2010

The silver lining?

I can fix this.
I can repair and re-do the damaged area
and my grandnan's rug can hopefully last another near to 40 years.
I find something to treasure in the fact that I will be able to do this.

Little Boozle 2010

Then I am going to store it properly so that no little buggers can munch on it again!



4 comments:

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

How lovely to think that it will passed down another generation and more. Shucks a nice post ...

zofia said...

How great that you can repair it Tas. A lasting memory. :)

JulieT said...

It's great you have this and can fix it women's domestic craft is something to be treasured It is created with love in the nurturing process. All these beautiful items from our Mothers, Grandmothers, and Great grandmothers are symbols of mothering and connecting links in our lives

Gilly said...

Oh Tassy that must have saddened you - but at least you can repair - notch one more up to being a crafty mama xxx