I was wondering what I would post about today and just read a post from Janie HERE
where she showed a little doll quilt she has made. That reminded me of one that my maternal grandmother made for me when I was little. Surprisingly, I still have it!
I got it out of my storage bin, and here it is. It was a well-loved treasure because I was an only child and dolls (and a couple of stuffed animals) were my playmates.
(Sorry about the wrinkles - it hasn't seen the light of daylight in years!!)
Both of my grandmothers were quilters and made beautiful ones, a couple of which I have. Unfortunately the house that belonged to my paternal grandparents was lost to a fire, along with a large amount of her hand-made quilts. How I wish I had some of them now!!
I credit my grandmothers with sparking my interest in sewing and I suspect what you see in the photo below might have been my very first efforts in that direction....
This is the back of my doll quilt, and I've woven yarn in and out of the quilting stitches my grandmother did.
Who knew what would end up coming from that illustrious beginning!!
Before I give you the quote for today, I would like to respond to a comment that Janice left on my blog asking if I ever sold my hussifs (sorry I can't respond to you personally Janice, but you are set to 'no reply'). The answer is no, I don't. The hours and hours of time I put into them just isn't something that people would be willing to pay for. I wouldn't sell one for under $100 and that puts the price way out of reach of most people. I have toyed with the thought of publishing my pattern, but haven't pursued it. Yet.
Now, for the quote, from Samuel Butler.... "Man, unlike the animal, has never learned that the sole purpose of life is to enjoy it"