Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Miracles do happen!

Our Christmas miracle!!! This is baby B. (Jameson) He and his twin sister (Jocelyn) were born on Sunday Dec. 23,2012. But this is his story.....

My daught er went into the hospital complaining of pain. She had just been to the doctors on Thursday. The Dr said that they didn't want to take them yet she wanted to wait. So they hooked her up the monitors....Baby A heart beat was good....Baby B no beat. They called in 4 others to comfirm and told my daughter......see these four squares they are the heart. There is no heart beat the baby is dead! They take her in for an emergency C section. They take out the first baby and it is crying, that was Baby B  they take out the second and she is crying.  Now the whole room is crying!
  The dr says there is No explanation for this. The word spread through the hospital . People come in daily saying that they heard her story. The dr that wanted to wait came in and said she was sorry that she was wrong to wait. The dr that delivered called his wife and they were both crying. All is well and he is perfect. And God is Good!!
Merry Christmas!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Progress on reproduction crib quilt

Wow!!  That took longer than I thought. The inside quilting is finished now on to the border. I used a wool batting. (first time) Not sure about the poofyness.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

Reproducing this crib quilt

This little crib quilt is housed at the Greene County Historical Museum.

And these are my hexagons I will use in my copy.

Monday, June 25, 2012

antique French Broderie de Marseille lap quilt or petassoun

An unusual antique French Broderie de Marseille lap quilt or petassoun dating from about 1900 - 1920.
These delightful little quilts were made as lap quilts when presenting the new baby, and come in the most beautiful designs. They are avidly collected, and have consequently become rare in good condition.
This example is unusual in that one side is white, and the other a dark cream/pale caramel. I initially thought the darker side was the reverse, but on looking at the construction of the quilt believe it to be the "right" side. It is simply, but beautifully worked with tiny hand stitching along the diagonal ribbing which must have entailed many weeks of arduous work.

Measurement: 16" x 16 1/2"  Twill tape binding.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Venango Girls

Jill received an award from her State Rep.!!
 Shiela Holland brought her miniature quilts for all to drool over.

 And here is Judith's favorite!!
A drive to Venango on Sarurday brought me to a great group of ladies and quilts were the subject!!!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

1880 Applique top

c. 1880
Antique Applique Quilt TOP
76" x 92"
Entirely handmade, including the stitched long seams--tiny stitching -Meticulous applique work which is...
...minutely top-stitched at the very edge of each piece

21-inch blocks, diagonally set--note that the stitcher opted not to add rosebuds to one of the two side twining borders!

Friday, April 27, 2012


 1820 to mid century.  white with various designs of hearts, flowers, squares and other shapes, all worked with enormous attention to detail.
It has a fringe all round. The condition is Excellent.

Measurements: 52" x 60" (153cm x 133cm) without fringe.