Today's prompt for the Fearless Female Women's History blog challenge is:
March 18 — Shining star: Did you have a female ancestor who had a special talent? Artist, singer, actress, athlete, seamstress, or other? Describe.
My mother is a knitter. I still have a sweater and an afghan that she made for me 30+ years ago when I was in college in Chicago. She has made beautiful, cherished afghans for all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Chicago, Los Angelos, New York and London. She also quilts and does counted cross-stitch. I have several pieces that she made, as do my kids. She was also doing arts and crafts projects when I was growing up. When she was our den mother, we Cub Scouts were always making things out of Popsicle sticks, wooden matches, Styrofoam and pieces of felt.