Friday, March 31, 2023

Women's History Month 2023: Her Doilies

One thing that I and others associate with grandmas is various types of crocheted, knitted, and tatted items. Doilies. 

From the collection of Gena Philibert-Ortega

Doilies can be found on tables, chair arms, the back of chairs, and really anywhere that needs a little decoration.  Doilies can be one solid color, or they can have various colors like the one pictured.

I decided to end Women's History Month with something simple, doilies. Too often, we don't spend time telling the story of our female ancestors because the genealogically-relevant records seem to be missing. But the items we need to tell her story are all around us, we just need to look.

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