About three years or so ago, one of my closest friends gave me a bunch of her grandmother’s crochet cotton threads. At the time, I told her that I’d consider myself the ‘keeper’, but the threads weren’t mine. She’d get the threads back, but they’d most likely be used in a project for her. She agreed. The threads were stored until I could come up with something I thought would be ‘worthy’ of my friend’s grandmother and her grandmother’s skills.
Something my friend said, in one of our conversations just after Christmas, gave me an idea. I knew exactly what I was going to be doing and how I wanted it done. However, the thread I needed wasn’t among the supply I was given. No problem, I just went into my stash and pulled out what I’d need.
And so, I began construction of the multiple pieces the design required. On my Facebook page, there were a number of guesses as to what this was. One of my favorites was ‘door knob cozy’. Then, I began the next piece. It didn’t seem like much, but it’d eventually turn into this. I had a couple more pieces to make before I could start forming and shaping them into viable parts.
By the time all of the pieces were dried, it’d be a little while before I’d get back to doing the final assemblies. I still needed to pick up some of the detail parts I wanted. Since I was changing the pattern a bit, there were things that needed to be done to accommodate this. This is probably one of my most favorite photos from this project:
She stands about 12 inches tall, with her skirt folded out like that.
Oh, and as for why “Marie”? That’s the name of my friend’s grandmother. I just so happens to, also, be the name of the base pattern I used.