I will be spending some time with my two brothers and sister this month. We don't get to see each other very often...and we are getting older, so a visit is a good thing! I said "we" are getting older, but actually, it seems like I am the one getting older. I am the oldest of the four...by far. I am sixteen months older than my brother, Mike. Ten years older than my sister, Debbie. Thirteen years older than my brother Robert. So...yeah...it's me that's older. So, thinking about those things I decided to give them something from the quilt closet. Something that I have made in the past and preserved for just this kind of thing. A quilt giveaway.
BYW, I have shown all these quilts on the blog before...but it's been a long time. And, I'm not telling here who is getting what. There is also a giveaway for a friend....one that is very nearly a relative!
"May flowers of love around you be twined,
And the sunshine of peace shed its joy o're thy mind."
from an antique Valentine
One day maybe I will actually do an embroidered version of this inked center. That would be fun.
Applique has always been my favorite.
Here is an embroidered basket quilt. It's going to a new home where the color red is much loved.
A good place for it to be.
Redwork is a very relaxing kind of work to do. You don't have to remember where you left off or what colors to use next. Loved making it!
This is a smaller quilt. Applique and Embroidery. It's many years old now, but you can't tell. I have taken very good care of my quilts. I love the little church and that embroidered tree....
And, oh my stars! "Jane Doe and the Star-Spangled Banner" Adorned with lots of buttons and star sequins.
Yes, these are moving on to other homes. A natural progression.
And, now for a little break.
This photo was taken just a couple of days ago.....I walked into the kitchen that morning and the light was hitting those flowers in just the right place at the right time. Loved it!
So, just take a look around. I'm never bored. There is so much to do....so little time.
My favorite old door from the old Van Atkins building. I actually do sometimes put real MAIL in that mailbox!
Sometimes when things are put away, I have trouble remembering what I have to choose from when I want to make something new. I actually love having things 'out' where I can see them. I know it's not for everyone, but it works for me.
I am going to look forward to using things from these shelves....or sometimes just looking at them, getting inspired.
Hope you enjoy looking too!!
I have already planned for some good posts coming up after my visits with the siblings. Look for more toward the last week of October. And, take care, please.
Bird Nest Cottage
until next time