Monthly Archives: September 2017

Sept.22 …. the old log cabin

I bought this lovely quilt top for its beauty captivated me. The history of its maker is a mystery ,that will always be so. I do know it came from Lancaster county , Pa. The fabrics used are from the civil war era until the early 1900’s. The maker of this top was a lovely sewer. Check it out!

I had to wonder as she sewed these strips of fabric together so careful if she had a plan for the top,or if she just enjoyed sewing in her spare time. I wonder what she would think if she knew her quilt landed up in the hands of a southern lady.

Was she old or young ,married,or single or perhaps widowed….

here’s the quilt in all its glory and I will let you wonder about the top.

Enjoy this carefully kept treasure!!



Sept.17th down memories lane

My brother sent me this photo of our cousins , my brother and I.

It is amazing how time has flown…. we are both grandparents with silvery hair. Would you believe …me more so than him?! I have more hair though.๐Ÿ˜‰

My brother and I were the best of friends. ( most times) He was my comforter when the old stairs up to our bedrooms would creek and groan with that sound coming closer and closer until I was terrified,and making a mad dash for his bed. We did dishes together , fed chickens, rode bike, fished and also got into trouble together.We found out that stealing Sunday school class money was not a good thing to do. We looked for ways to make a little money so we could go to western auto to buy those match boxes for 25 cents.

We loved to make barns out of card board boxes ,catch toads for cows, and use old corn ,seeds for planting. My brother had a John Deere and I had an International Farmall.

We lived just down the lane from Grandpas farm. In Grandpas barn in early spring , there was to be found corn that had a pink coating that would make your hands pink when playing with……So my brother and I decided to borrow some of Grandpas good seed corn for play. It was so fun hauling it around with our tractor and trailers. We were real farmers now!

Life was good until Grandma found out we had taken some of that prized corn ,then giving us a good warning to leave the corn alone…

Farming was just no fun without that corn, we needed some so bad. Up the lane we went ,sneaking around the old barn to the shed where that corn was stored. We were just entering the shed when we heard the farmhouse screen door slam. We made a mad dash for a hiding place.. I hid in one side of a wheel well of the closest tractor and my brother in the other wheel well. We might of pulled it off if I hadn’t snickered when grandma went strutting by. ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ needless to say the apple switch lesson kept us out of that corn!!

As we grow older, my brother and I are still close. He has a lovely wife ,whom I get along with wonderfully. My hubby and brother love boating together. Many memories there….

I am so blessed to have an older brother like him!

Next post I will show you a lovely old log cabin quilt top that was put together around the civil war era. It’s a lovely top!!

I have been doing a lot of hand quilting lately so I can finish up some quilts. A little secret is that I really got catch up listening to a book by Ronald C White on President Grant . It is very interesting!

Have a good week , Deb

Sept.10th… diversity

Sitting here in my recliner with coffee cup in hand,listening to the rain and wind. We are to receive some of Irma’s nasty weather… hopeful the tornadoes that was on the news doesn’t come true. We are in need of some of the rain though as we are very dry.

Last weekend Russell and Kim were home, so good to have them here, we enjoyed a day out on the water, did a little fishing.

Spectators,who just blinked an eye as we rode by.

Lovely views …

Hubby enjoying himself… he catch a sting ray.

There were bottlenose dolphins swimming around,I tried hard to get a good picture of them jumping out of the water. They played hard to get.

The end of a beautiful day!!

Now for an update on some sewing…

I’m half way done on the double wedding ring quilt.

And I have a few blocks of the grandmothers fan done. I played around with the blocks to see what layout I would do…

Or this one

I rather like the last layout.

Did a small drawing of Snuggles. ๐Ÿ˜€

Take care,Deb<<

Sept.3…. Noble Jones

Just a little Peek into some history of Savannah ,Ga. The Wormsloe Plantation is a lovely place to visit ,Spring and fall are my picks when visiting because it can be very warm in summer.

A breathtaking avenue sheltered by live oaks and Spanish moss leads to the tabby ruins of Wormsloe, the colonial estate of Noble Jones (1702โ€“1775). Jones was a humble carpenter who arrived in Georgia in 1733 with James Oglethorpe and the first group of settlers from England. Wormsloe’s tabby ruin is the oldest standing structure in Savannah.

Surviving hunger, plague and warfare in the rugged environment of Georgia, Jones went on to serve the colony as a doctor,ย constable, Indian agent, Royal Councilor and surveyor, laying out the towns of Augusta and New Ebenezer. He also commanded a company of marines charged with defending the Georgia coast from the Spanish. Jones died at the beginning of the American Revolution, but his descendants sustained Wormsloe until the state of Georgia acquired most of the plantation in 1973. ( note.. taken from their website)

Some of his tools on display

Blacksmith’s building

The chinking was made with clay and oysters shell

The burial place of Noble Jones and family

Part of the remaining fort wall

After lots of walking ,there’s nothing that is more refreshing then some ocean water and sand to the feet.

And a sketch.. a hut on the plantation….

Have a lovely week ,friends!