100 Word Challenge: Classic

My Mister’s grandmother, his mom’s mom, was a crafter. She did needlepoint, cross-stitch and crochet. When his grandmother died, his mother, knowing I also crocheted, gave me all of her mother’s patterns – stacks of magazines and type-written patterns from the 1930s, 40s and 50s – classic shawls and home decor items considered vintage today.

While sorting through my daughter’s old bedroom in anticipation of her move into her new house, I re-discovered several of these crochet treasures. One, dated October 1937, was from the Progressive Farmer-Ruralist (try to say ‘ruralist’ out loud) Company of Birmingham, Alabama – Mrs. Sallie Hill, editor.

It’s a pattern for a bedspread pieced together from several star and flower motifs – respectively 154 and 180 of each. It’s a big bedspread.

I’m having a little trouble interpreting the directions because they don’t follow how instructions are written today, but I think I can figure them out once I begin work on one of the motifs. I hope to make one of each and perhaps frame them along with the pattern.

I think his grandmother and mother would both approve.

It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new. Tony Visconti

This week’s word is:

Classic

What to do:

Using “classic” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.

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