Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Two Flower Gardens

Sarah's great grandmother made this quilt for my godmother with her treadle sewing machine and it was hand quilted by friends at a quilting bee at her tiny house long ago. My cousin gave it to me last year and since I have my mother's (same pattern) I'm passing this one on to my baby. I've only done one block with English paper piecing with these hexagons and I'm thinking it will be the only one! I know my grandma made lots of quilts, but I don't know if she made more than two of this pattern. I'll have to investigate and talk to my remaining aunt and uncle and see if they have one, too.
On to my other garden...we will have a really hard frost tonight so I went out in the chilly wind after school and gathered the last miniature buds to dry for my potpourri jars.
I also brought in some asparagus ferns even though they tend to be rather messy, it's nice to start out next spring with larger plants. The amaryllis bulbs were lifted, too, and are ready for their resting period before I replant them in December.

Busy week at school with fall conferences! Wishing everyone a crisp fall week.♥♫

13 comments:

Deanna said...

Lovely Quilt to cherish and enjoy.
So pretty....lucky one that gets her!!! Such pretty colors. Very cheery.

God bless,
d

Salmagundi said...

That's a great quilt, and it is so nice to have them from ancestors. Over one summer, I made those hexagons while at the swimming pool with the kids - I made scads of them, but never made them into a quilt. I have no idea what happened to them!! Because of conferences, don't you have Friday off? Enjoy it. Sally

sarah said...

thank you for the quilt! i had a fun weekend. :-D

Kathy said...

Gorgeous quilt! We have yet to have our first frost - I think it could get close Thursday! I need to get my flowers in order to preserve them!
Hope you're having a great day,
Kathy

Rose H (UK) said...

What an absolutely beautiful family quilt to treasure Marilyn! I love patchwork but do not have the patience to even attempt one. Your rose buds are so pretty, what a lovely way to keep Summer :o)
Thank you for your kind comments, I'm pleased the little hedgehogs interest you, they really are such sweet creatures if you were able to watch them you couldn't fail but to fall in love a little.
Hope your week goes well.
Best wishes
Rose H

My Cottage Charm said...

Howdy Marilyn!
You made my day by telling me I make you smile, I love that! :)
That really IS the only nailer I don't own! lol (well, besides the BIG ol' honking one that you use to frame houses...I don't think I'll be building any houses any time soon! lol) Hey, as for Wally's little bags of nails, I have a ton of those too...I have a feeling Wally and I could have been friends. :)
Your quilts is just lovely! My grandma made me one like that for my 27th birthday and I'll cherish it forever!
Love ya lady!
missy

Cher' Shots said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. It reminds me so much of one my late Mother in law used to have. I wonder who inherited that one? Hm...
Thanks for visiting my blog.
'hugs from afar'

Donna said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I would love to have one like it :)
We finally had our first light frost last night.
Hugs,
Donna

i beati said...

inspiration for the other

Remington said...

The quilt is BEAUTIFUL!

Rebecca said...

Oh girl...I love that quilt. I have about 15" of one that Steve's great grandmother made a hundred years ago. It was heavily used so only a little remains. Same pattern as yours and I just adore it!

Thank you for visiting me today. You bless me always.

Love to you~Rebecca

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely quilt, Marilyn! I have an old quilt which my aunt made and passed on to me. It was used for years and became quite threadbare and worn so I had my sweet DIL cut it down into a wallhanging. She also saved three squares of the pattern and I framed them for each one of my DILs with a story of it attached.

The rose buds will be gorgeous preserved. So many lovely colours. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.

Blessings,
Sandi

My Cottage Charm said...

I got seriously tickled when I read about your fodder shocks getting frozen to the ground and the cows coming up to eat them!
:-D I could just picture that in my mind....hilarious!
Have a great day girlie!
Missy