I was explaining to my mother recently, that the birds I drew up for the embroidery pattern
"Birds of Paradise" ( click here) , ( quilt from yesterday's post) was inspired by the dresser
scarf we had on the farm, made by my grandmother.
I remembered, quite vividly, inspecting it as a child.
Looking at the colors and the amazing needle work, in envy.
I found as a child I did not have the patience to actually do it myself,
but I was always envious of Grandma's work.
I still am looking for the patience!
A week or so later, a BIG box arrived from Mom,
and inside was a whole package of pieces made by my grandmother!
Doilies, hand towels, pillowcases, dresser scarves, and handkerchiefs!
Embroider, crochet, cooking, canning, quilting... The women of our past were so talented.
I feel honored to have these pieces from my Grandmother.
Digging through the box I pulled out this doily, and then I hit me WHY I had been
so stuck on buying this quilt (below) It's funny how your memory plays tricks with you!
I will treasure the Goodies of my Grandmother!
Alas, My Winner's of Pat's Book: Focus on the center!
B Greene said...You two like like you have bunches of fun together :-) Thanks for the chance to win - I have never made a medallion quilt and I need a little push in that direction.
- JaneB said...
- I really like that table topper pattern. Your version is really sweet.
Thank you for playing along on the tour!
Do you have family pieces that you treasure?