Monday, February 25, 2013

~ Gloria's lapghan ~

When Vince and I were in Canada for my mother-in-law Gloria's funeral service, my father-in-law Norm gave me a tote bag with a lapghan in it that Gloria had been working on.  No one else in the family crochets, so it was given to me to finish. 


When we got home, I looked through the yarn that was left and added a few more rows to the ends and then worked 2 rounds of sc as a border.  The small scraps of yarn, 2 crochet hooks (I made the blue and white hook for Gloria a couple years ago), yarn needles and scissors were put into a large jar.  I just couldn't see myself throwing them away.


And here is the finished lapghan - it will be on Vince's side of the bed.  (the lapghan measures 37" x 52")

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29 comments:

  1. What a beautiful lapgahn and a beautiful way to preserve a memory.

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  2. So very nice Debi..What a wonderful Memorial to her.

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  3. How nice that you have finished the work of your mother-in-law, a great memory.
    Maybe you can put a nice photo of her (crocheting?) on the jar? I can emagine that this jar brings nice memories to you.

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    1. Hi Angelique. I have her memorial card inside the jar - I thought of putting it on the outside, but I don't want it to get messed up. :)

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  4. It is a lovely tribute to your mother-in-law!

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  5. I am so happy he remembered that you crocheted in his time of grief. So many times things like you received get thrown away. I think you have a treasure within the jar. My gramma was making my youngest daughter a blanket at the time of her death, and my mom finished the row gramma was on, and I completed the rest..so it has 3 generations of hands making her baby blanket. My daughter is now 26, and I still have the blanket.

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    1. What a great keepsake of great-Gramma and Gramma for your daughter. :)

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  6. What a wonderful keepsake to remember your dear MIL.

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  7. Lovely! I couldn't have thrown it away either. The jar is absolutely perfect. Why not crochet a pretty doily to do over the lid and display it in your craft room as a remembrance?

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    1. That's a great idea Bev - I'll probably do that soon. Thanks. :)

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  8. Lovely memory...and a great way to remember your mother in law....happy week.

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  9. A lapghan with beautiful memories of a loved one. Very nice!

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  10. What an amazing way to remember a loved one by! I couldn't throw things like that away either. You have a very special family <3
    xo,
    wink

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  11. Lovely...And so beautiful, both lapghan and jar.

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  12. Debi, a story so beautiful ... I think it was a good idea to to save in a glass jar the memories of crocheted of your mother. The blanket is beautiful and has great sentimental value ... A big hug for you, Debi!

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  13. How nice - what a beautiful memorial.

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  14. That's really beautiful and very sweet what you did.

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  15. what a wounderful and beautiful memorial.

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  16. What a great way to remember your mother-in-law !! And great job on the afghan.







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  17. What a sweet way to always have her in your hearts and memories. Of course you had to save the jar. A sweet memory poem would be nice Mod Podged onto the outside. Or one of her favorite song lyrics. Or just leave it the way it is. Just looking at it will remind you of her and no is truly gone as long as we remember them.

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  18. What a touching story. It's so nice that you could finish the work begun by your mother-in-law. I love how you saved the bits related to her love of crochet in the jar.

    Loulou
    http://www.loulou.to

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  19. A great way to remember and honor your mother-in-law. I have many crochet hooks, knitting needles, threads and yarns from my aunt and my husband's grandmother. Always feel connected to them when I use them. Alternatively, how do you make the hook grips?

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    1. Hi Cathie J. Over on the right sidebar is a picture of a crochet hook - click on that and you will be taken to the post where I explain how to make them. :)

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