Sunday, January 28, 2007

Winter Comfort

Some sun and no rain for several days motivated us to trim some brambles in one corner of the property. This area has been behind a fence. Now that the sheep are gone, we've removed some of the fence. The brambles will grow back, but if we keep the area trimmed, it may be manageable. I forgot to take photos, though.

All I want to do now is have a warm dinner, almost ready, and curl up with a quilt. First, here is the quilt I mentioned at the end of this recent post. Grandma G made this for me when I was quite small and I used it for a long time. It is thin and frayed in spots and I've had it tucked away with other treasures in this nice chest made for me by DH's Dad (seen also in this post of the Winter Garden runner). Grandma often tied quilts rather than quilting them. I would hunt the quilt for the strings that needed retieing, especially when I was sick or not sleepy.
The back of the quilt has fabrics I recognized from Grandma's dresses, curtains, aprons and other projects. I loved looking at the different fabrics.

I had a dress made from the red and white fabric with little hearts, used as an edging for the quilt. I think I had a dress or doll dress from the bright green fabric near the bottom right corner above. Its design is little lettuce heads!

6 comments:

Sheila said...

Every piece tells a story, what a lovely memory quilt..we didn't have things like this when I was a child on England.

Helpmate said...

Isn't it fun having the history? Especially when it's so personal for you. And yes, I'm feeling the results after two days of sunshine! It was worth it, though.

RUTH said...

How lovely..a piece of memorabilia to keep you warm in more than one way

Libbys Blog said...

What a lovely way to save memories!!

lilymarlene said...

That is lovely....specially as your grandmother made it. How I'd treasure something made by my gran if I had anything!

Anita said...

Wow, another beautiful piece of art of your grandma! What a wonderful treasure to remember her!