This is what happened to my Nonna's crochet: it was transformed into the border of this mat.
I loved this material the minute I saw it because it reminded me of trips to Venice and Pisa and it also reminded me of my Grandma's collection of postcards. So in the end there's my Nonna and Grandma in this mat. It would also like to be a reminder of how beautiful Italy is. Even though we are often complaining about things, we should remember how lucky we are to live here.
And this is the mat on our coffee table in the sitting room. Please note the trendy light my friend Deborah gave to me as a present. And you should really come and see Bausola's work of art with copper and ink etching, Marvelous!