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When Auntie Rose turned fifty, she suddenly picked up a new skill - crocheting lace. At first we were at a loss as to the origin of this sudden passion, but Teddy, never reticent, asked her outright at dinner one evening why it was she began to spend almost every evening in a chair by the fire, needles clicking away furiously, for two or three hours.'Teddy', began Mama gently - 'It's all right, Maude,' interposed Auntie. 'It so happens that I was calling on Miss Amanda Byers,' she began, 'and noticed a new vase on one of the small tables in her sitting room. Underneath the vase was the most delightful oval of lace. I had to ask about it; she told me in strictest confidence - so this is now a great secret among us - she had had lessons in lace-making from the wife of Tom, her man of all work. She had made it herself. I admired it extravagantly, for I was impressed with the quality of the thing. Amanda was so touched by my interest that she offered to teach me to do the same. Although as a young girl hundreds of years ago'- here Auntie winked at Teddy - 'I had worked samplers and edged hankies, I have never been a noted needlewoman. But what could I say? I agreed to learn to make lace.'
Here, Mama smothered a smile in her napkin; Papa harrumphed gruffly, not at all troubling to hide his amazement. Auntie ignored them, continuing blithely, 'On succeeding visits I observed, paying close attention as Amanda demonstrated various stitching methods. Strangely enough, when she finally deigned to place a pair of needles and thread in my hands, I found it soothing to count and stitch, turn and stitch some more. So now, Teddy, you have the reason for my hobby - and if you find occasion to mock my work, you may find nothing but a pair of lace stockings to wear with your knee breeches in your Christmas box.' At this we all laughed heartily, as we were meant to. ~ from the diary of Ellen Fall (1889-1965)&l
RC DeWinter, Fairfield, CT Member Since December 2008 Artist StatementHello and welcome to my portfolio on Imagekind. Here's a bit about me:
RC deWinter is a Connecticut writer/digital artist whose artwork has been published in many print and online journals, including, among others, The American Muse, Fine Art Photography, Poetry Nook, 2River View, Pink Panther, Official Feature Online Entertainment Magazine, Garden Tripod and also used as set décor on ABC-TV’s “Desperate Housewives." In 2013 Ms. deWinter she was one of six finalists for a Shorty Award, the national social media awards, in art. Ms. deWinter is honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut. Her 4-week solo exhibition was an unqualified success. Her poetry publication credits include The New York Times, Uno: A Poetry Anthology, 2River View, Another Sun, Pink Panther Magazine, Pilcrow & Dagger, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry Life and Times and numerous other print/online publications. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.