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Monday, March 22, 2010

More Knitting by my Great-Great Grandmother, Angeline

Angeline knitted six of these bedspreads, one for each of her children. This was done sometime between 1855 when she was married and 1908 at her death. She knitted it in squares and joined them. The yarn was spun by her, most likely. This was probably done by lamp or candle light.

This view of the spread shows the crochet border that was added to the knitted spread. We do not know who did that but it is beautiful.

This is my sister, the great-great granddaughter of Angeline, holding the bedspread.

11 comments:

  1. So beautiful. Just think of the hours spent on this labor of love!! You really have a treasure there. Thanks for letting us have a look!

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  2. That is so beautiful.
    My mil when she was alive did a lot of this.
    I still have the doily she made me for our wedding gift. There a lots of hours of love that is put into it.
    Thanks for sharing the story of Angeline.
    Hugs

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  3. Hi Marie ~ So very pretty! Thank you for sharing! ♥Hugs♥

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  4. This is truly beautiful...a wonderful heirloom to have in the family!

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  5. You have a great treasure. It is so wonderful to have things that were our ancestors.

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  6. Love the work of your Grand's hearts and hands! Truly works of heArt.

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  7. How gorgeous! What treasures you have!

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  8. Holy-sa-moley, that is absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful keepsake to treasure.

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  9. It is so wonderful that you have this piece of history from your family. The skill she had is amazing. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  10. That is great that you have that! It is so beautiful!!

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  11. Marie, you won the drawing on my blog for the spring pillow. If you'd get in touch with me with your address, I'll pop it in the mail.

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