This week we welcome DeAnna Julie Dodson to Author Memories.
by DeAnna Julie Dodson
Grandmama, my dad's mother, was almost eighty when I was born – Dad was the last of her ten children and I was the last of his four. She passed away a few days before she would have been eighty-eight, so I don't remember a lot about her. But there are two things I do remember very clearly: she never said an unkind word about anybody and she always made the most wonderful handmade things.
I wish now that I had even one of the darling doll dresses she crocheted for me when I was little. Of course, they were all "loved" to pieces years ago when I had no appreciation for the work that went into making them. I do have two or three of the lacy doilies she crocheted and a few embroidered dishtowels, too, but being the last child of the last child, especially since she had six daughters of her own, I didn't end up with much more of her precious handwork.
I don't really know, but I believe she must have made the mirror from a kit. It looks like the pattern was printed on the linen and, once she had done the embroidery, she put the linen on the frame and that was that. But it's always been very special to me, and I'm sure I got my love of needlework from her.
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In Honor Bound.
Name will also go in the draw for the Welcome Prize Giveaway. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
In Honor Bound, Crossway Books
Step into the days of knights and ladies,
of kings and kingdoms, of chivalry and honor,
of sacrifice and truth and undying love . . .
Step into the Kingdom of Lynaleigh.
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