Mother’s Day

We spent Mother’s Day weekend at Sparks’ sister’s house, with her family and also their parents.

On the guest bed was an antique quilt made by their great-grandmother. Tasha says that she rescued it from the great-grandmother’s attic right before the house was torn down. Yikes!

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Like the antique quilt my grandmother has, this one seems to date from the 1930s, and is oh-so-carefully hand pieced and quilted. This is the kind of thing it’s really, really hard to do by machine. Unlike the other quilt, it includes feedsack prints. “Wow” I said, “they look just like the reproductions!”

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We also hit Trader Joe’s while we were there (ahhhh, Trader Joe’s…) and bought their mother (my future mother in law!) a bouquet of hydrangeas.

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At home, Pudding had nothing particular planned for me for mother’s day, but was in a mood to pose for funny pictures

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And I discovered something surprising from *my* mother… the old Martha By Mail cake decorating kit! She must have given it to me when they moved, but it had gotten lost in a dark corner of my kitchen cabinets. Oh my oh my oh my… the fancy decorator tips… the spatulas… the paste colors. Be still my beating heart!

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One thought on “Mother’s Day

  1. As a point of interest, I believe the pattern of the antique quilt is call “Improved Nine Patch” or “Extended Nine Patch.”

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