Sharon, another beautiful story. Old Aldie must not have had much love in her life to be so cantankerous. But, obviously, you were surrounded by the love of good women! Now, you know I am a crazy quilt fanatic as well as an herb lover. I would love to see more pics of your mother's lovely bird crazy quilt. And the others you were lucky enough to inherit - what treasures. As are the memories you share with us. Thanks so much.
Here's a picture of a crazy quilt I made in honor of my great-grandmother, Ardelia - who made quilts and loved herbs.
Good morning, Sharon: Your fond memories of the quilts and quilting in your family made me warm just to imagine the ladies gathered round, quilting and talking. How much did we learn back then by just hanging around and absorbing what was going on? You are blessed indeed with both the quilts and the memories.
I promise I'm going to call soon. Court is so hectic right now, I have no time at all.
Your storeis are so gentle and peaceful, they're sych a lovely counterpoint to todays' world where we are all rushing around to get things done. To think people actuallly had time to sit and quilt and neighbors had things in common. I came to the realization after I read it that none of my neighbors and I have anything in common, none of them sew or quilt or do anything but watch tv, there is no group that gets together like I had when I was a young mother. I miss that...
Hope your life is getting better, I know you are getting a lot of calls and people are posting updates, so I know you are doing ok. Can't believe that Phil predicted 6 more weeks of winter!
What great memories you have, and your story brought back! I remember going to the church with my grandmother during the summer when I would visit - the Quilters were always in the church basement, I think it was on Thursdays :-) I still have a cherished picture of Gram with the other quilters, and keep it safely tucked away so that it doesn't fade from sunlight. My sis and I have argued over who gets which quilts - as she has kids and I don't, I want to make sure that she has enough for them - and she wants to be sure that I keep my quilts - LOL! Guess I'll have to wait until they're more grown to bestow one of Gram's quilts on them.
So, was it the pokeberry tattoos that turned you into a painter?
Well, my friends...
What a time I have had!!! First I thought I was in a war zone, then I knew it was a nightmare, and finally 9 days later, I have electricity, my house is up to 52 degrees, and I can feel my toes again. It has not been a fun time. I think the worst part was no phone, no cell, no computer. I could live with 7 layers of clothes and a few hats on my head, wrapped in quilts, but I could not do with out phones and computers!
Anyway, thanks for writing about the article, I am glad you enjoyed it, I am just sorry I was unable to read it along with you.
Betty that is a great quilt, I love it. I still do wall hangings, but have so many quilts that I have no real need to make any more. And my kids have as many as they need too.
Angie, I just sent you a D Mail, thanks for being concerned and for your warm wishes.
Terri, you are so right...no one around here quilts, and heaven help us all if they have to miss a TV program...thanks too for being concerned.
Kathleen...your call warmed me right up. Thank you. Tell Stan he doesn't have to come down now, I think things will be OK!
Robin, I am so glad you have quilts, too...mine sure do hold lots of love, lots of memories, and I am sure yours do too.
Summer...now I must go to read your article. I am sorry I wasn't here for the day they ran together. I hope you didn't get the rough weather we had, and I sure hope you were warm.
Yep, Sunbonnet Sue is one of my favorites, one my Mom made many years ago.
Thanks so much to all of you for writing and for the warm wishes. It is so nice to come back to all the good comments after having been gone so long.