The crochet thread is as thin as regular sewing thread. Great-grandma made the prettiest pieces for clothes, as well as for her furniture; little table pieces or pieces to decorate chairs, and such.
|crochet pattern written by Frieda|
She came from a German immigrant farming family, who had very little. She would share an egg with a sibling for breakfast in the morning. Comparing that to our three and four egg omelets people eat today, I cannot imagine having so little. Yet, somehow, as with her generation, it was not something to whine over, it was just part of life.
|Frieda (seated) and her sister Mary.|
The newspapers of the time would run columns for the housewife to learn various ways to make their home attractive. If the woman wanted she could send in 5 cents either in stamps or cents to get more information regarding the quilting pattern.
|Her wedding day. Note that they aren't holding hands.|
|Some of Frieda's handiwork|
Each of her great-grandchildren have a braided rug she made. I know that her generation made things out of necessity but it did not mean that the women did not want a beautiful home. I am grateful for her creativity, I only hope as I learn how to do these things, I too will have a home like hers.