For as long as I can remember this doily has been on a small table somewhere in the living room. The living room at my parent’s house, that is. It usually had a vase in the centre, sometimes with fresh flowers that Mum or I had received for some special event. I can remember Mum starching all the handmade doilies. On this one it made the ruffle stand up nicely.
This is a piece of my “crochet heritage”. It was made by my great grandmother for my mother. I look at it now and realise it must have taken her ages to create. It’s made in Perle Cotton and the stitches are tiny. The finished circle is about 50cm diameter. Mum has looked after it carefully and it is almost perfect still.
Do you have anything made by your family? Mother? Grandmother?