When I think of something monumental in sewing I think of lace. Any person who takes the time and effort necessary to create such intricate and beautiful designs surely has created monumental work by sheer effort. So although this piece is small, compared to a statue or a bridge, to me it represents a great deal of time, patience, skill, thought and planning to execute.
This piece is standing the test of time, just as other monuments do. Now almost 50 years old, it’s in use daily, at the moment, although sometimes it’s been laid away for well deserved rests.
It was made by a woman who, in her youth, travelled across the eastern United States by covered wagon, living in Indian Territory 100 years ago. Much later in her life she crocheted this piece for me, and I value it highly.
Mon”u*ment, n. [F., fr. L. monumentum, fr. monere to remind, admonish.] 1. Something which stands, or remains, to keep in remembrance what is past; a memorial.
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