May 30, 2011

How Fortuitous...

You may remember that I've been working to construct a granny square crochet cardigan. Grandma had given me one of the sweaters she'd made for herself (the red and green one I told you about here), and I was using that as a guide.

Mum told me that Grandma had made a crocheted cardigan for her, too. I remembered that she had one, but I was so happy when I came across a photo of my beautiful mother wearing her sweater from years ago. (Doesn't she look like a 1970's model in this picture?)

What made me so happy about finding this picture (aside from the fact that I could share it with you) is that I prefer the style of this cardigan to the one Grandma used to wear. Gram loved high collars in Wisconsin, but I don't really need a sweater with a high collar in Florida - even if it is made with cotton yarn.

So, I've changed the design just a bit on mine and will use Mum's as the pattern instead. Such good fortune to have come across Mum's picture! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now - and it's shining on a beautiful, pastel crocheted cardigan. I'm hoping to finish it this week. Fingers crossed!
Just a couple of reminders:
You can join in my Memory Lane Monday right up through June 6th. (See previous post to participate and link up.)

Also, I wanted to remind you that my Etsy Shop Sale ends tomorrow at midnight - and I'll then put my shop into vacation mode for the summer. I have some ideas for new things I want to bring onboard in the fall and am looking forward to sharing them with you. So, don't forget, the shop (and Boutique) will go "on break" tomorrow at midnight. (You can visit my shop by clicking the button at the top of my blog in the link bar.)

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Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a beautiful mother!! I can sooo see where you get your looks! Did she ever model? Adorable sweater, too! How is yours coming?

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Suzann said...

Beautiful picture!!! I love when little blessings happen upon our lives.

Carol said...

What a lovely picture! and OMGosh, I must confess that when you said you were making a granny square cardigan, I wasn't too sure about it. But I really like your mom's design. I'm really looking forward to see how YOURS turns out.
xx, Carol

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

I was thinking the same thing as Stephanie... and I really admire you for being able to look at something and then create it. (())

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Your mother radiates beauty both inside and out. I love this sweater idea. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Createology said...

It is easy to see where you get your beauty and your winning smile. Your mother looks every bit the beautiful model. Her sweater is fabulous and I love the winged collar and the gathered sleeve cuffs. Happy finishing your sweater...

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Donna your mom is so beautiful. Just like her precious daughter.
I finally was able to post my Memory Lane Monday. Sorry I was so late
Love ya
Maggie

Minimiss said...

You look very like your lovely mother in that photo. I had to look twice and wondered if you had found a wig for the photo. Looking forward to seeing your cardigan.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

I can't get over how much all ya'll look alike! It's incredible!

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