Wednesday, July 05, 2006


The 4th of July turned into a really pleasant day for me... a late morning call, an invitation for supper of grilled chicken with really, really good friends..*VBS*..Betsy and Joe. I made some deviled eggs, and was off to their place around 5. We had just the nicest 'just family" supper, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Betsy had decided I needed new colors in perle cotton, and these are a gift from across Wi , Herschnerr's. *VBS* It's size 8, which is what we both like the best. And she lent me her "Hidden in Plain Sight" the story of the Underground Railroad. Posted by Picasa

11 comments:

Judy said...

Yummy! The first order of colors I seemed to have missed the true purples and I just got another order of about 30 balls and I got some great purples!! Similar to these pinks and purples!!

Linda_J said...

what fun colors and what fun spending time with your friends on the holiday!

Darcie said...

Delightful gift, Finn! I love thread in all shapes and sizes and colors.

Katie said...

I have the book Hidden in Plain View, a secrete story of quilts and the underground railroad. by Tobin and Dobard. Is the the one you are reading? Guess I'll read some of mine again. The print is smaller than I like. Once I heard someone (can't remember who) on TV who said all the quilt symbolism about the running slave was nastolgic but not true. Personally, and with nothing to back it up, it seems like if lanterns in windows and steeples had meaning, why couldn't quilt patterns?

Tonya R said...

Pretty perle cotton - it will look great in whatever project you choose to use it in.

ForestJane said...

Didn't the historians decide that the use of quilts on the underground railroad was all myth though? Seems like I saw an article by that woman who researches blocks (can't remember her name, but I think it starts with a B) but anyway, something about most of the blocks they're attributing to the secret signs hae been documented as starting much later.

Screen Door said...

Sometimes the best times are the ones that aren't planned days in advance, don't you think?!?!? Glad your 4th was fun. Soooo you've got new thread, you'll be force to make something fun now!!!
Melanie

susan said...

Another great quilt story about the underground railway - fiction:
Chiaverini, Jennifer - The Runaway Quilt.

So what if the experts say it is a myth, still makes a great story!

Katie said...

The contraversy comes from some historians not accepting oral history. Anyway this book is well researched and documented. Mr. Dobard is an art history professsor at Howard University and nationally known African American quilter. The book also discusses other means of communication including singing and beating on the anvil by the blacksmith. Other than the difficut print to read, I recommend this book for anyone interested in American history or quilts.

Katie said...

Sorry, my fingers just are not hitting the keys correctly.

Sharon said...

Um yum - looks like sherbet!