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Sunday, June 28, 2009


This is a quilt I made a couple summers ago. Larry's nephew loves history and Americana. He got engaged this spring with plans to marry next summer. I'd like to make another one of these quilts for a wedding gift.

On top of the shelf is a Christmas sampler Audrey stitched and gave to me. I keep it out all year; I love this piece.

Also on the shelf is a hand-carved wooden man and woman. Cousin Cathy's mom bought this set in Germany years ago and gave it to my mom. I can remember Mom having these in her kitchen when we lived on the farm. I couldn't bear the thought of selling them when we divided Mom's things, so I took them.

Also on the shelf is a child's slate that someone wrote "Randy loves the ballet." There is an auction house about three miles down the road from our place, and our son-in-law Randy worked there parttime for awhile before he and Jenny marrried. We know the auctioneers; they know us, and everyone knew that Randy and Jenny were an item. A few months earlier, Jenny had talked Randy into going to the Nutcracker ballet. The auctioneers teased him endlessly about that. When this slate came up for sale, I told Jenny that I wanted to buy it. Before the bidding started, the auctioneer said "Wait, I think there's something written on that slate. Turn it around." The runner turned the slate around and read "Randy loves the ballet." The auctioneers roared; Randy's face turned red, and we all had a good laugh over that one. I decided I would pay whatever it took so that I could have that slate. I have never erased it, and I never will.

7 comments:

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

What a wonderful display! I love the quilt.
Have a wonderful Lord's day~
Carrie

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Haha, I love that slate. The quilt is wonderful!

Barb said...

Oh Mary what a wonderful blog entry...the quilt is great and the shelf display and description is so much you, thank you for sharing! And for sure, make yourself one of the same quilt or even a wallhanging, it looks perfect with the shelf! Have a wonderful week, God is good!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Hey Mom, I saw this post about alternatives to headboards. You might be interested to see the quilt photo... http://shabbynest.blogspot.com/2009/06/headboard-alternatives.html

Screen Door said...

Great quilt-- love the potpourri of treasures on top of the shelf. Hope your sunday was special.

Sue said...

I really love your display! I too, love Americana and History. I am quite an American History fan and especially love anything Civil War.

Hope you had a wonderful Sunday! We went to H.I.M. (Hogs in Ministry) this afternoon! What a blessing. Many lives came to Christ!

Vonna said...

That, that, that, that...is one gorgeous quilt! Can I send you my address ;)