Saturday, April 30, 2016

It's in the Blood!

Here is a cherished photograph of my Great Great Great Great Great Aunt Louisa Cornwell. 
 (Though my great grandparents changed the spelling to Cornwall.)
She was born in June 14, 1815.  This picture was taken around 1900, 
13 years before her death on December 10 1913.
She is holding her knitted lace in the basket on her lap.  
She used 0000 needles and 50 wt. thread to knit miles of lace.
She also smoked a pipe and talked politics with the men, scandalous for her day.
Except for the pipe, I would've joined right along with the conversation while knitting, too! 
I even have some of her lace;  it is fragile now and almost crispy.  I keep it tucked away but just might put it behind glass and display it.  It is a treasure for sure.  

4 comments:

  1. Bits of family history really are treasures!

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  2. That is AWESOME! Obviously the stitchy-genes passed down well.

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  3. Wow!!!! That's my kind of woman right there! Isn't she just a treasure. Once I saw a very old woman in the nursing home sitting in a chair pretending she was knitting. That will be me one day.

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  4. That is so cool! Yes, you should put it behind glass.

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