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An interesting thing these days are the recording of quilt patterns. By recording I mean, a meaningful quilt pattern is painted and mounted to the barn. It means more than it seems. It is art. I plan to view my link on Barn quilts often.
Thinking of quilting brings me thoughts of my mother. My mother needed a creative release that she found with quilting.
I think every woman has some kind of creative outlet that releases tension and drugery of our roles in life. I think my mother had a simple kind of scrapbooking outlet as young woman in northern Minnesota. Nothing at all like it is done today. She took on a different hobby after marriage. She started sewing more than she did as a girl among four sisters. As a young married woman, she took pride in her altered clothing for her youngsters. Later as a married woman, she progressed from sewing for her children to quilting. It was a winter pastime for her and her husband. He helped to cut the pieces for her. The reward was great.
Normally, as a youngster, I did not understand the outlet of her energy. Now married and mature, I do. Entirely. I am not a quilter myself, but love all she did. I did get a few quilts from her for myself. It helps to get married!
And the art release along with her understanding of design flowed into her garden. Once she tried to explain to me the art of lights and darks, and it fell on uncaring ears at that time. I also acquired a few plants from her garden. In my memory is her garden. There were some special ones that I clearly remember. Now as a gardner, I appreciate the dark and light placement of my plants in my designs. The garden where she explained the light and dark placements became my favorite. I tried to recreate those myself. There is plain and the texture aspect, as well. Small flower or big flower placement.
I didn't do so well with quilting. I might some day? My crooked squares didn't develope the proper passion for the art. I understand the passion of a project. Besides gardening projects passions. So now I think, I understand hers.
I think her Crazy quilt was one of my mothers big passions and goals in her quilting plans. She saved pieces. She triumphed, when she acquired a satin or silk piece of material. She put her own touches on them with her stitches. She gave the others away, but these she kept. Someday I will photograph those she made.
Crazy Quilts in America Then and Now
Now, you can see why I have attached myself to this blog of Quilting. It brings me sentimental thoughts. I for one will enjoy checking into a quilters muse time and time again. Click the square for the pleasure of quilting muse.
I have not linked to anyone before and so this is more or less a trial and error with linking. I kind of tripped into this blog and I liked it. So here goes. Little Bytes of Life: Who needs Ruby Slippers.........
The Husband and I are empty nesters on and off at our cottage at Sunnyside for a few years now. No grandchildren. At the moment none of our children are in school. So you can get an idea of who is blogging and what surrounds her life, I thought I should show a few photos of our little present day family. [ You have seen my ancestors ] The photos I am going to share are those taken at the marina area at the zoo in Minnesota where the daughter interned a few years ago. Some of you have seen them before. But not enhanced. Since it is so hot these days, I thought it would be a good idea to post us that way.
The members of Sunnyside. This is the public show area. The Final show of her internship.
This photo is a bit blurry, but I would like to show that Hubby got his welcome too.
Here he is again [I cropped the others out]. I hope he doesn't get fired standing around. tee hhee.
A special welcome for my son.
She did this for her brother.
Yes this is just me getting a little welcome.
I had a new camera and it was the first time it had been used. Not bad really for it being taken so very far away.
All in all bad photos or not, I think I am done for the day. All that water seems to have cooled me off a bit. I think some ice tea might be nice. just me jo .........................
As a young bookworm, day dreaming child, I always wondered about the cousins that I thought I must have in Germany [ Bleckede and Luneburg].
I was able to start Genealogy with computer around 2001, I still have limited knowledge in computer technology, grammer, spelling, and in the genealogy techniques.
I make up for my limits by my persistence in wanting to share all I can. Also by my persistence in my search.
I have discovered the family members of the 'Meyer Book'. I am still hoping to meet so many more of this vast family.
I started this blog to serve the need I have to talk about my details of genealogy [journal] of all my surnames. Especially the locations of family settlements.
Your warned, that there will be discussions of the details of the problem situations with the surnames I have had, etc. I am known to talk and talk about it until my family and friends eyes glaze over. I guess this blog may help save them from too much of that.
I hope family will join in help problem solve and share more of the various family stories and insights and ideas. Non family as well.
I have put the information out there and now I am waiting for family to come.