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Crocheter's heaven hotel :)

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I didn't know where to put these photos but I just couldn't keep them for myself  :lol

 

I've been to Greece last week. I stayed in Edessa, in Varosi Guesthouse. Everywhere you looked, you could see wonderful crochet pieces. Curtains, pillows, table clothes, doilies... I haven't been to all the rooms but I could see two of them and the living rooms. I felt wonderful there - the place inspired to sit, take the hook and relax...

All those crochet works were made by owner's grandmother and mother. I saw six beautiful filet curtains, about 1m wide and 2 m long - six the same! There were about 200 rows each... It's hard to imagine how many works of crocheting it took... 

 

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Amazing!!!  What gets me is that everything is in white or ecru thread.  I find pure white difficult to see.  Ecru is a bit easier to see. I'm picturing the two of them sitting and chatting while they hook away the hours.

 

ETA:  Not only would the crocheting take hours, but the graphs to prepare for the crocheting must have taken hours.  I just did a very simple graph (letters and simple shapes) using excel and it took me 2 hours.  The mother might have had graph paper, but the grandmother would have had to make her own graph paper.

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Amazing.  I find the work done by the Greeks.  We have a town here called Tarpon Springs.  It is mostly Greeks and they have an area called the Sponge Docks where they sell all kinds of stuff.  One of the shops show those beautiful crochet work and sewing and outfits.

 

It looks like you had a great place to stay.

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Oh my goodness, Anna, what a beautiful place!  Thank you so much for sharing your photos, it is really a treat to see them!  

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Mary Jo, that shop sounds really interesting just to go and look!  

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Very nice:). I hope you had a  great time on your trip-vacation.

Was that in someone private house?. That reminds of places here called "bed & breakfast".

People in Greece have a LOT of time on their hand very early in their life's. They go on retirement at very early ages compare to us here & other country's. Probably one of the reasons Greece is broke and getting "bail out's" money from Germany & other country's in EU.

 

I been to Germany, France, Yugoslavia. I will not be going to Europe anymore. According to me those vacations in Europe are tiring- exhausting! LOL. Been to Acapulco twice,  years ago. I did like it their but I am not planning to go their any more. It is no longer very safe their because of those "drug lords", kidnappings and... 

My best vacations are in Hawaii. I go their only about once 4 or 5 year, it is expensive.  I LOVE Hawaii, I wish I could live there. The landscape's their is breathtaking.  According to me that is the most beautiful place on this earth:). That is only my opinion.

Did you bought any new bookmarks?:). I remember you collecting them.

 

Krys

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Oh my goodness, thank you for sharing these beautiful works!  I love to do filet, I'll have to find those patterns I've been meaning to do.

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They are beautiful.  There used to be a lot more of that type work done.  Some of my old crochet books have similar items.

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How lovely! It must have been relaxing to come in at night to an atmosphere like that. Thanks so much for sharing. BTW, I just realized how much work it must take to clean these and reblock them again... Amazing.

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