Two evenings ago Tim and I were watching the 1947 version of ‘The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.’
It featured the very handsome Rex Harrison and the beautiful Gene Tierney.
It was such a good old movie and we both enjoyed it so much that I can highly recommend it to you.
But what I really wanted to share with you was how surprised I was when the Maid came into the bedroom/sitting room where Mrs. Muir was napping to cover her with guess what?
A Granny Square Afghan!
Now, be honest and tell me.
Did you know that women were crocheting Granny Square afghans way back in the early 1900’s, which was when this movie was depicted from?
I sure had no idea.
And now this has set me to wondering how many times Granny Square afghans have gone in and out of style over the last several years.
Do you know?
Both of my older sisters are great at crocheting and I do remember them making GS afghans in the early 1980’s as gifts for many of the family members.
In fact it wouldn’t surprise me to learn that some of you may have one or two hiding away in your closets yet.
Then you didn’t see them around for a long, long time.
It seems to me that the Granny Square became a fad again after they were used as a part of the bedding in the Nanny McPhee movies of recent years.
Well I don’t know when or where or why Granny Squares originated ever, but I do know that I love them and I have promised myself that someday I am going to learn how to crochet them if it takes me a million years.
And yes, I am counting on being able to crochet when I get to Heaven!
Please check my Pinterest square labeled Granny Square Love for all sources from my mosaic if you want to be referred to the original source.