Sunday, September 21, 2008

Announcing the Grand Opening of Nana Anna's Corner at Valerie's Gallery





I am so happy to announce that my mom is joining forces with me at Valerie's Gallery. I will be adding her work in my section titled 'Nana Anna's Corner' and she specializes in cotton dishcoths/washcloths.

Now, as you know, I, myself am a grandmother. So my mom is a great grandmother, hence the name Nana Anna. She has two great grandchildren - one is my grandson and the other my grand nephew.

Mom just turned 79 this year and is a master knitter. She has always made our family the greatest items to keep us snuggly warm and decorated her home with beautiful furnishings. I have an incredible fisherman knit afgahn that she made me shortly after I was married. Along with all the mother/daughter, father/son matching sweaters, she has made more mittens, hats and scarves than anyone I know.

But more than that, she is the person who taught me to knit, crochet and sew. Mom is a very crafty lady and has always been an inspiration to me and my siblings.

She currently likes the simplicity of the easier projects and the dishcloth fad is just what she needs to keep her hands and mind active. She recently caught the selling bug when I sold some of her dishcloths at a recent craft fair. Since she refuses to go 'on-line', we are now a partnership, with me taking the pictures and loading them to the computer / shop. The shipping will also be done by me, so be assured that all the prompt shipping will continue as always.

Her first two sets are now available through http://valeriesgallery.etsy.com

I hope you will stop in and check them out! I will be adding more as she puts them out, so stop back often to see what is new.

4 comments:

Christopher And Tia said...

She makes mittens? I've never had a real pair of mittens. Just the cheap kinda crappy gloves you can buy at the grocery store as you're checking out. I'm sure everyone knows the awful ones I speak of. I'd love a pair of hand knitted mittens.

Giftbearer said...

That is nice of you to do that for your grandmother! I like the felted nesting bowls by the way!

lauraslefthook said...

I will be excited to see what your mom creates!

Whimsical Creations said...

That is awesome your mom is selling her creations! GO NANA!
=) melanie