Friday, November 7, 2008

Treasures~ Old and New

As you know last weekend I spent 3 days with my Mammaw~ She gave me the most wonderful treasure. My great-grandmother Allie made this strip quilt in the laste 70's. ( She passed in 1980 ) Allie was my Poppaw's mother. Need I tell I you how valuable this ONE quilt is? It's PRICELESS. Just look at it.....

This quilt is made from mostly satin ( very few strips are cotton )

I love how some of the strips are uneven....everytime I look at it, I see something new

It's perfect on this $25 quilt rack I found ( during my lunch break ) yesterday :)

Oh, I bawled like a baby over this quilt.

Next, she gave me this beautiful piece of embroidery, it always hung in our living room when I was growing up. She embroidered this sometime in the 70's. It needs to be cleaned and reframed but I so love it.

Look at this gorgeous hand work

This is not old or a hand me down by any means, but she saw it and thought of me...truly special.

Last but certainly not least. When we got home from our anniversary dinner....this is what I found on our patio. Sweet husband, he knew I always wanted one.


Well, I couldn't hardly wait to share my old and new treasures with all of you. :) Have a great day!

Hugs~ J.


Bridget said...

Wonderful treasures. The quilt is priceless indeed. I have a couple of quilt my grandmother gave me about 35 years ago (man I must be old!) and one that my mom, grandma and I all worked on together. There is nothing in the world like them!

onlymehere said...

Wait a minute, $25.00 for that beautiful quilt rack?! What a steal. That quilt is beautiful and satin is so hard to sew on and keep even. The hand work is amazing too. I do hand work and can appreciate how time consuming that piece was. Love what your sweet husband put on the patio too. The man's a keeper for sure! Also, thanks for your kind comments on my blog. If only my heart were pure gold, LOL! I have a few impurities in there yet to work out. Thanks again. I value your friendship.

Tootsie said...

that quilt is fantastic! one of those things you hand down year after year to keep in the family. I love the colors and you can see the love it has sewn right in...imagine all the memories...have a good weekend sweet friend

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Sweetie! That quilt is just beautiful & looks sooo perfect on your new quilt rack. Treasure it always as I know you will.

Love your anniversary gift from DH!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

beddow said...

The quilt has me crying. My mother always embroidered, I once knew how but haven't tried in years. I have the quilt my Mom was working on when she died. She was making it for a friend, we gave her the squares after Mom died but a couple of weeks later she called me and told me she wanted me to have it. Another friend sewed it together for me. It is a beautiful memory to be able to touch it.
I think your husband is a keeper! You tell him one of your cyber sisters says he is, okay? Thanks for sharing your treasures.


Monica S said...

What wonderful memories/treasure you got!!! It made me think of some of mine.. that I have inherited from my grandmothers... .. old embroidered pillows and pictures.. I simply love them!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Monica from Norway

Monica S said...

Oh.. forgot to mention.. I loved the quilt rack... I wish I had a couple of those!!!
( I have two quilts made by my american host-mother.. for my kids.. true treasures as well!)

Shelia said...

Hi Jessica! Oh, what a beautiful quilt. You may not know, but my Mother is living with us right now since the hurrican and she quilts. I called her over to see yours and she said it was so pretty. What a treasure. Love the embroidery too! I used to do a lot of that! Your Mawmaw must love you a bunch!!
Be a sweetie and thanks for coming to see me.

Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Like I've said before. You could be my sister. I love your treasures. The quilt is beautiful. I adore the quilt rack. I have quilts my grandma made for me. I'll have to post them sometime. My grandma is gone now. So, I love my quilts. The embordiery is very special, too!! I am going to start doing some of mine own again, very soon. I am glad you spent sometime with your grandma.
Hugs, Terrie

Happy To Be said...

Oh Jessica what a treasurer your Grandma gave you girl..can't you just feel the love when you touch it!! love the wind mill with the Texas star of course.. have a great weekend ..hugs and smiles Gloria

Buffie said...

Oh my, that is one of the prettiest quilts I've seen! What a lovely reminder of your grandmother to have....

Your hubby is one big ol' sweetie pie to get that windmill for you! I'd keep him for a while! :)

Rue said...

Hi J :)

Happy Anniversary!!! What a sweethubby to give you that windmill :)

What sweet lady your Mammaw is to give you those treasures too. I know how much things like that mean ;)


Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Jessica!
What treasures here....that quilt and embroidery piece is so precious and beautiful too. My mama has a red, fushia, and yellow quilt that is silky material... her grandma made it. I always love admiring it. Most of the quilts my great-grandma made were cotton.... made from scrap clothing...I love those too and grandma could always point out what piece of clothing the quilt piece used to be... before it became part of the quilt. That's what makes quilts so special!
The wind mill is such a nice surprise...your hubby is a doll! Of course, I know you already know that! Hope you have a great weekend!

Beverly said...

Jessica, all your treasures are wonderful. You are one lucky lady.

Nancy said...

Hi Jessica, ...that quilt is gorgeous! nancy