Today I want to tell about our trip to wonderful Greece because in the end there is already a connection to handcraft.
And we made the acquaintance of the mother of our brother-in-law who still lives on the island of Thassos. She is a master of crochet! The 80 year old woman crochets wonderful tableclothes out of incredible thin yarn, sews curtains with the hand (not with a machine!) and adds crocheted lace - that takes your breath away. All this without any patterns, of course. The designs are given from woman to woman and without any description on paper she crochets one work of art after the other. Just before we started our trip in Germany I had the opportunity to have a look on all the designs the mother had made for my sister-in-law and I was enthusiastic about it. So it was a real pleasure to me to see the old woman working with hook and yarn.
Ich war ganz gerührt und freue mich jeden Tag über dieses liebe Geschenk. Ich werde es in Ehren halten und es wird mich immer an diesen schönen Urlaub und an die Begegnung mit dieser wunderbaren Frau erinnern.
I was very touched and every day I am so pleased about this lovely present. I will treasure it and it will allways remind me of these wonderful holidays and of the meeting with this lovely woman.