A UFO QUILT!
Well, almost...I'm stitching the last side of the binding as we speak!
Forgive the poor photography... I only have a point and shoot plus it's not one of my gifts!
I know my blog would be so much better with good pictures but
a new camera just isn't in the budget at this time.
I enjoyed embroidering special names, words, and phrases unique to the two of us!
Buttons from a 50 yr.+ button box belonging to my mother. She passed it down to me and all my children have fond memories of playing in the gold tin otherwise known as 'The Button Box"
Being the saver she was, no article of clothing left our house without Mama cutting off all the buttons. I can even remember TWO button boxes at one time. Can you see those orange buttons from the 60's? How about THOSE green ones from the 70's? We had a house fire when I was 9 yrs. in 1962 and mama's original button box was burned. The current button collection begins in 1962!
I am attempting to sort and organize my buttons however, I will admit I miss the fun of digging through 1 big box of buttons! It was like a treasure hunt every time the lid was opened. You started out looking for one specific color, style, and size button but soon found yourself lost in looking at every unique button your fingers touched.
AN AMISH TREAT
FRIED PIES AND A CUPPA
#1 Husband took a road trip to Lawrenceburg, Tennesse, approx. 90 min. from the Farm.
There is a large AMISH contingent living in and around Lawrenceburg, TN. #1 goes for tractor parts and to visit with a particular family he has become quite fond of. The little children run to him looking for candy in his pocket! They are a quiet people but once they get to know you, quite friendly.
Mrs. G makes the best friend pies ever! Of course, the filling is made from dried fruit and the pastry uses pure lard rendered from their hogs back in the fall.. Without preservatives, the fruit turns brown which led to quite a *discussion* at our Mothers' Day Dinner table! #1 husband, anxious for the girls to try an Amish fried pie, insisted they take a bite even though each had just feasted on a HUGE slice of Dutch Apple Pie from Costco...YUM!!! Let's just say. the girls palates' are not used to brown fruit and lard based pastry! Fine with me...just more for ME!!
Sewing for the Granddaughter
and one of my New Favorite Things