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First Haul Video! Unpack Crafting Supplies From Great Grandmother

I thought it would be fun to make a craft haul video. Luckily, I had the perfect opportunity for a unique haul video!

My great grandmother, whom I affectionately call Grammy, sent me down a big bag full of crafting supplies, including yarn and projects she made.

Want to find out what’s in the bag? Watch the haul video below!

This was such a neat opportunity for me! Since Grammy¬†lives out of state, I don’t get to see her very often. However, we both share a kindred love for crafting, specifically crochet.

Ever since I was young, one of my favorite parts of visiting her house was seeing all the beautiful projects she’d made. The tables always had placemats, couches hosted granny square pillows and blankets, and the windows held various cross-stitches.

When I first learned how to crochet, she was ecstatic I was carrying on the legacy of crocheting. Over the years, she has sent me down different crafting goodies, as she is no longer able to craft. Fortunately, I can give new life to her crafting supplies, and she is happy to know these skills are not being lost from one generation to the next.

Another project type I associate with Grammy is filet crochet. She made beautiful projects using the filet technique, and many in my family have different projects she crocheted. Some say words, like last names and years, while others are elaborate patterns with hearts and lacy borders.

I have some of her vintage filet pattern booklets and magazines. I’ve had fun making my own patterns and using some of hers.

She also made lovely blankets. One of the blankets I’m currently working on uses a pattern similar to one of her blankets. It fascinates me how crochet patterns last through time.

Would you like to see some of the projects she made? Let me know below, and I will make a post featuring some of her projects!

As I did in my video, I want to end by giving a special “thank you!” to Grammy for this bag of goodies. I love her so much and am proud to carry on her legacy of crochet handiwork.

And to all my other lovely crafters, Happy Crafting!

-Amanda

 

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