Talented Tuesday: The Very Talented Lucy Courrege Benoit (1899-1990)

My grandmother was a talented seamstress and artist. As long as I can remember, she was always sewing, knitting, painting or crocheting. And the finished project was always something beautiful. I’m very lucky to have some of the things she made, including a 1910 piano that she decoupaged green in the 1960s.

Lucy Courrege Benoit

My grandmother, Lucy Courrege Benoit. The sofa was a wedding present when she married my grandfather in 1923.

Samples of Lucy Benoit’s Talent

Baby blanket

My grandmother made this baby blanket in 1926.


This beautiful and intricate throw was made in the 1980s.

Embroidered picture

My grandmother made this embroidered picture to hang in her living room.

About Talented Tuesday

Talented Tuesday is a daily blogging prompt. Got ancestors who had a special talent? Be it musical, comical, or any manner of skill, post at your genealogy blog through words and pictures. This series has been suggested by Terri at Southwest Arkie.

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  1. I remeber the piano so very well. The sofa as well. Sitting there and listening to your collection of “bubble gum” music.
    The first time I went to visit your parents after they moved back to Vinton, I was transported back in time when I walked into the living room and it looked unchanged from all those years ago.

  2. Blue Eyes and Bluebonnets says:

    A.D. I’m really enjoying your comments! My grandparents bought that sofa when they got married and it still has the original fabric. And the “green” piano sits in my living room here. I think my grandmother bought it from the Sears catalog in the 1920s. It was originally black, but she decoupaged it green in the 60s.

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