Friday, July 3, 2009

3rd of July

I hope everyone has a fun and safe 4th of July. Many thanks to those service men and women who are serving and have served to preserve and protect the USA. One of our sons and his family is gone camping this weekend, and the other family is at home. They always have a big celebration on July 4th, so we will be going over there. I am going to make a couple strawberry desserts to take. First, we will need to go to the Saturday market tomorrow to get some yummy strawberries.

There's not much happening here. We have had a hot spell that's supposed to last through the weekend. It's getting up into the 90s, which is pretty warm for here.

I was going to post a picture of our blueberry bushes, but the light wasn't right, and the picture was poor, so I'll have to try again.

Instead I'll show you pictures of a couple quilts that my grandmother made, and I now have. The first one is obviously Grandmother's Flower Garden. It is so nicely done, and the quilt is in good shape. Unfortunately, I don't know when it was made, but my mom was born in 1926, and my guess is it might have been in the 1930s, but that's just a guess.

This second picture is of a quilt, which I think would have been an earlier quilt. Many of the fabrics are apparently scraps from clothing that was made. Also, it seems to maybe have a blanket in the middle to serve as "batting."


  1. Love the quilts Donna. My Mother has a flower garden that was handmade by my Grandmother. The sitches are amazing.

  2. What absolute treasures! They are great quilts.

  3. Very nice quilts Donna. I love the 9-patch. And those fabrics are sweet. How wonderful you have them to enjoy and love.

  4. Wow! you have inherited quilts!! I am leaving them as my own legacy!!

    The flower garden looks to be made of 1930s prints, but not necessarily made in the 30s.They could be remnants of fabric from her clothes or doll clothes.

    The eau de nil green between the flowers is so indicative of the era. How wonderful!! I love that the greens have faded differently to show where a different dye lot was used.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Loz in Oz


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