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A Tribute to My Mom. How a Vietnamese Grandmother said "I love you"

A Tribute to My Mom. How a Vietnamese Grandmother said "I love you"

sweaters-author Hoang chi Truong
Embroidery. Author Hoang Chi Truong

About the Post Photo: This was taken in 1990 of my mom and my daughter.

If you read TigerFish, my memoir, or knew my mom, you would know that she was a skilled knitter and embroiderer. She knitted sweaters, gloves, socks, hats, and also embroidered pillow cases for all of her grandkids.

Even in her old age before Parkinson's ravaged her fine motor skills, her stitches were still detailed and beautifully textured. I remember getting carbon copy paper for her so she can trace the designs on to the fabric.

She kept a folder of patterns that she liked and used them on pillow cases for all her grandchildren when they were born. She continued as long as she could, lovingly and consistently giving each of them knitted and embroidered items. Our son and daughter even got cabled sweater and vest when they were in junior high and high school.

I have been purging household things for years but I will always keep and cherish these!

A fellow author saw my Facebook post about my mom’s knitting and embroidery and asked if I would write a guest blog for her Jejugranny blogs and I obliged. This is a tribute to my late mother and how she said “I love you” to her children and grand children. I invite you to read my story HERE

My mother with her grand kids and family. 2000.

My mother with her grand kids and family. 2000.

TigerFish Continues - Future Book News

TigerFish Continues - Future Book News