• Crafty

    I Found My Grandmother’s Thingamibob

    The thingimibob that I found is actually called a BODGER I was kind of excited to find it so I set about showing Jim how it worked and went into a nostalgic reverie about Nanny’s rag rugs. She was a prolific rugmaker – and actually extremely creative. The crafty-ness came straight down my Mother’s line. Dad’s were more the other kind of (dodgy) crafty. Nanny’s rugs were like a family cottage industry: everyone was involved from scouring the second hand clothing stores for woolen coats and garments; marking patterns onto flour and sugar sacks and cutting strips of material into diamonds for her.  [We could never keep up] Anyway –…