Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Bits of this and that....

small random pieces pulled from my scrap bag tonight *VBS* As for the pictures..some are merely sharing.. Others, fragments of memory that are as real to me as the air I breathe...and one is to 'keep a promise'. See if you can fiugre out which is which *VBS*
My beloved 'golden' keeping his 'boy' company. It was DS#3's birthday. Packages were a big draw for Dakota...he loved to help unwrap them.
My heritage in the form of tiny lady with the roar of a lioness. Less than 5 feet tall, and well under a hundred pounds, she raised two girls completely alone. One was my Gram Lottie Mae. GGM Mary was born in 1852, and orphaned before 1860, she might well have ended up on an Orphan Train. But she didn't. She was taken in by a neighbor and raised as their daughter in every sense of the word.
Taken at Sparta, WI...in the late 1930's or early 40's. The woman on the far left is my beloved Gram. I'm not positive about the other women except for the one next to my great grandmother on the bench. She was called Aunt Cindy and was part of the family who raised GGM Mary. GGM died around 1942, this picture wasn't much before that.The last picture is for Dee, of Thea Quilts(see sidebar). I was at her blog yesterday, and she was showing little quilts made from jelly rolls and the scraps of jelly roll. Thinking about that, I realized this would be a PERFECT pattern to use with jelly rolls. It would have to be scrappy, rather than the pieces being the same in each block. The horizontal strips are 2.5" X 6.5"...3 sewn together. Another 2.5" X 6.5" strip goes across the top of one block and under the one next to it. Repeat for all. Finished block size is 6" X 8". I've shown this quilt before, and you can see a more full length version under Finn's quilts in the label section of the sidebar.

4 comments:

meggie said...

Lovely photos with treasured memories. I like the little quilt.

dee said...

thanks for showing this and the wonderful pictures of your family. Glad you stopped by-I'm really having fun with the jelly rolls. They make for a quick "scrappy fix" and the challenge of using up all of the bits is right up my alley!

Libby said...

Lots of treasures in this post Finn *s*

cher said...

it's good you know the names of most of those in your photos..we have a vast collection of old photos and no names, no clues and those that might know are not with us any longer-sad.
love that last quilt photo...great pattern...and yes, it would be fun to do scrappy.