Archive for March, 2010

“I’ll know I ain’t forgotten.”

March 31, 2010

"I’ll know I ain’t forgotten."

Originally uploaded by blamstur

“I’ll know I ain’t forgotten.”

“I’ve been a hard worker all my life, but ‘most all my work has been the kind that ‘perishes with the usin’, as the Bible says. That’s the discouragin’ thinkg about a woman’s work…if a woman was to see all the dishes that she had to wash before she died, piled up before her in one pile, she’d lie down and die right then and there. I’ve always had the name o’ bein’ a good housekeeper, but when I’m dead and gone there ain’t anybody goin’ to think o’ the floors I’ve swept, and the tables I’ve scrubbed, and the old clothes I’ve patched, and the stockin’s I’ve darned….But when one of my grandchildren or great-grandchildren sees one o’ these quilts, they’ll think about Aunt Jane, and, wherever I am then, I’ll know I ain’t forgotten.”
~Aunt Jane of Kentucky, ca. 1900

Antique quilts from central Massachusetts. Swift River Quilt Show, New Salem, Massachusetts.

This quilt is such a wonderful ray of sunshine.

Eleven months ago I started a group called “Tied Quilts”. Every so often I do a search for Tied Quilts and invite more photos into the pool. We currently have 64 members and over 300 quilt photos. All of the quilts are uniquely beautiful and no two are alike.

I have to say these are my favorite colors in the world. Looking at this quilt I can see why.

Acorns from the Old Oak Tree

March 28, 2010

Acorns from the Old Oak Tree

Originally uploaded by Q_uilted T_hrifted

I have wanted to do a picture of the oak tree in front of my mother’s house for some time. This is not it but it will go into the quilt.

The end of March is near!

March 26, 2010


Originally uploaded by melissa.leray

Spiderweb block for Theresa

March 21, 2010

Spiderweb block for Theresa

Originally uploaded by flossyblossy

Boy Scout fabrics

March 13, 2010

Feb fabric pkg with other Boy Scout fabrics

Originally uploaded by scout4eagles

I would love to know the history of this fabric. There has to be a story.

Spiderweb Bee 1st Block in the mail!

March 13, 2010



Originally uploaded by

It was so fun to come home yesterday to a package in the mail from Anna!     

I had to chuckle at the Duck Tape above on the envelope!    

There was a large sum of fabric for my sunflower quilt and enough strips for the border    

of the Spiderweb quilt and I hope to get some of these scraps in my diamond string quilt and the calendar quilt I am making. The above blocks are the first I have received.       


I like how these line up so I can see how they might look all together    

This picture was loaded on Flickr March 26 2010 I can’t wait until I receive it so I can add the blocks to the top!

Weekend fun at Grandma’s

March 5, 2010


Originally uploaded by ProudGrandma626

My mom took this picture of Em and I from the livingroom window. That is the flash you see on the glass.  I see this picture of myself and the first thing I think is look how soft my face is. It has changed so much in the past few years.  It has a puffiness that I am not used to.  This entire aging process is something else.

March is my Month for the Spider Bee

March 4, 2010

I like this shot! It’s dancing!

Originally uploaded by Q_uilted T_hrifted

See my other blog for a write up on this project.

You can also see the past two month fabric selections onA SpiderBee group blog.

This is a Bee with 12 members. Each has taken one month and gets to select their own color choices. Mine is EARTH tones…you can chose whether it looks more like Spring or Autumn.