Whilst choosing the ones that I would like to keep for us I have obviously been looking at their every detail and wondering about them. I have a huge imagination and I adore history, put these two elements together and you get me almost making up stories about each piece of quilt. Who stitched
the quilt, was it one person or a sewing bee where lots of ladies sat around stitching it for a wedding gift maybe. It happened a lot in America. Then its about who owned the quilt too and the things that it could tell about living conditions and travels .... I simply love history.
(image found on google)
It is a little sad that the days are growing shorter and the evening seems to start around 6.30 ish but soon enough when the clocks go back the days will turn into evening around 4pm... I really must look into one of those day light lamps or my stitching day will shorten too. With my husbands hours of work I would then have to find something else to do and I refuse to do housework in the dark!! That said I am a reader and of late I have not been reading enough. I love reading novels as well as stitchery books or indeed learning about things such as buttons or hand dyeing fabrics with plants and veg/fruit. So I have made it into my plan to read something daily .. keeps the mind going!
Red and white and blue and white colours seem to be my favourite right now and although lots of you may groan at this Christmas is slightly on my mind. I am afraid when you make it has to be. I can not complete several projects on Christmas Eve and then wrap them. So I am looking at these colours for things to make as well. Basically I have six weeks to complete some and four weeks for other things as I do have friends abroad and posting times are in November and I like mine to go when it is less busy and less chance of disappearing in what I refer to as the ether of Christmas posting.
I have to say my lovely Mum is not well and her dementia is rattling on. She needs more and more help but has enough about her to know she is in her own home and the fear in her face if we mention going to live somewhere where she has 24/7 care distresses me. There is me and my sister and also my Mums sister who all help and we are now getting some help for her in her own home. It has taken months of paperwork to sort it and will be starting soon. She was not keen but its the only way she can stay in her flat with her little dog and so more and more of my time in a week is dedicated to her because after all she looked after us and made us what we are today. I can take some stitching with me and also she loves to iron still, strangely enough.... The doctor said we should give her things to do so I take over say 10 T Shirts and say I am behind and can she help .... she loves doing it for me and we chat whilst she is doing that and I am stitching ... We talk about her grandmother and I am learning so much about my Great Grandma that I never knew its fantastic. I have learnt who liked to sew in my family and where they lived, she remembers it all at the moment.
Are any of you sewing something for a present or even crochet or knitting? If so I would love to hear about it on here. It is lovely to know about your projects and what you are creating, so please share.
So that is it today my ramblings are over so have a wonderful day and as always ......