18 March 2010

Fearless Females: Day 18

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.

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