Tag: Grandmother

Needlepoint and Easter Lily

Karl took these photos in 2013. I made the needlepoint picture a long time ago, and then had it framed professionally.  The kit was high quality, and the picture is from a painting by Paul Cezanne. We still enjoy the picture in our home.

I began again with needlepoint after I was blogging here for a time. To remember how, I looked at an unfinished piece by my grandmother, Grace, who died a year before I was born. My mother gave me a few of her mother’s handmade aprons. I think my art is from Grace, and my love of language is from my mother. All gifts from God.

Ellen Grace Olinger

haiku

cross-stitch from the
grandmother I didn’t meet:
“Put the coffee on”

My poem was published first in Parnassus Literary Journal (2004); and then reprinted as part of my page, Ellen Olinger – Three Questions, a haiku series edited by Curtis Dunlap.

This haiku was also posted on March 29, 2015, as part of the Daily Haiku series at Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

Poems have their own paths . . . and times.  

Ellen Grace Olinger

haiku

lingonberries
at the local store…
Christmas at Nanna’s

“lingonberries” was published first in Parnassus Literary Journal (2004); and was reprinted as part of my page, Ellen Olinger – Three Questions, a haiku series edited by Curtis Dunlap.