Thursday, August 28, 2014

Throwback Thursday---A little Sampler Revisited

Blooms in August
designed by Feathers in the Nest

Just a little bright thought of my past creative spirit to a pattern I created back a couple or few years ago in August in memory of my son Aaron. I'm sad to say I haven't stitched this one but it's calling me to do so.

In August, it's always that last heat, the last flowers bloom from the Summer to make room for the beautiful Fall mums and other varieties more favorited for cool weather.

Although it's been posted before, I thought I would repost this year because it's one my favorite samplers that I have designed. Being small in nature, I should start on it and maybe I will now.

 Please use the colors in the design as they have special meaning in this sampler. You can choose any blues or golds/yellows. 

Linen --- of choice

Thank you for keeping copyright guidelines for designers!

I hope you have a great day! Today is nice and sunny and really not too humid for the past couple of days. I'm sure out in the sun, it's pretty warm, like August is usually, but we can sense the change, the ever-so-slight change towards Fall air at night.

 September is right around the corner with promises of new beginnings and opportunities for us all if we seek them.

“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.” 
― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

My Wednesday Wow!


Old Quilts

Really Old Quilts

I spent the afternoon cleaning out closets and have much more to go at the homestead. I actually have an empty big closet that I can use my imagination with a little. This quilt in the pic is the oldest one I have and I can't tell you how many years it's been loved, for it was bought antique back in the 80's.

I have, since then, bought more old quilts but this one is special because it was the first one I bought antique and has been with me through years.
It's been put to good use and still has more years to go.
Right now the quilt is just one of several on display and at which occasional time, I will change the quilts around on the beds at home.

When I was pregnant with my first son, I literally bundled myself up in it during the last trimester as my need for sleep was about 24-7 for some reason.

Then again, back in the 80's when I bought this old quilt, I even used this for a tablecloth for awhile. I would remove it when it was time to eat, but it really added alot to a country style kitchen I had.

This quilt also has been through raising two kids which both would curl up on the couch or in their room with it or drag it around while they were toddlers.

Ren (my last chi that passed) and Abbie both have tunneled themselves in this big heavy quilt too!

It's been through it's time. 

There are a couple of frayed parts where the cotton batting is seen and I need to fix them because even though it's that worn out, probably about 50 years old now, I can't bear to give it away.

I have never quilted but always admired those who have. I like to read quilter's blogs and stories when I have the time to. I always wanted to knit and finally learned to. I've had this little pull to quilt but I haven't tried any of it........yet.

I think one day, later rather than sooner as life is busy as a bee right now, I will learn some basic quilting.
However, I think it takes a special person, most-talented to make all those cuts and shapes so perfect to make one final product to withstand years and years. 

I'm not sure I'm that person. Geometry was not my favorite subject. (honestly)

Maybe one day when I'm old, I will learn to quilt.

And probably when I do, I will still have this first, old quilt I bought--- before my kids were even born-- at an antique store, and still admire it's aged beauty.

Retired now to a special place on display, the old quilt can be brought down again to wrap it's heavy, comforting thickness around me and it's coziness, warmth and promise will remind me that something so very old, can still bring a lot of happiness on a cool, Fall day.

And I'm SO ready for a Fall day!


May we all strive to be like the old quilt~~~

to be strong
to cover and protect
to warm the heart
to last a good lifetime
during good and bad times
and cherish for hope
~~~~~~~through generations

Till later,


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