One BIG bonus in all of this was I found a treasure - my baby quilt! Well its mine now, anyway, I think my mom made it for my oldest brother and since I am the youngest, it got passed down to me and I am claiming it. Momma told me the other day this was the first quilt she ever made, and she is a master quilter now. She mostly hand pieces and hand quilts and her work is superb. She made it from an airport wind sock (yellow fabric) and a GI Sheet (white fabric). This was done in 1946's, after WWII. She and Daddy were both Marines serving in Pearl Harbor and married when they were discharged. She gave me this quilt when I started my family as she wanted each of grandchildren to sleep under it. Sorry Joy and Cindy - but I kept it after and did not pass it on - you both had your turn laying on it at my house. (That's my new living room carpet underneath the quilt.)
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Work..work..work.....boy am I tired!
These last couple of days have been physically hard (I think my age is showing). We had new carpet installed throughout the house and I did not stop to think what that meant in terms of work for my husband and I. All the closets had to be cleaned out, clothes moved somewhere, bookcases and cabinets that would be moved by the installers had to be cleaned out. We took down the beds ourselves. Fortunately we have a dining room and our sewing room/study to put stuff in, and the installers had to play musical rooms with some of the furniture - but we got it done. Now, we have to put it all back in place (a lot of groaning going on here). The work is worth it though as the carpet looks great and feels sooooooo cushy. Our old carpet was 30 years old, original to the house when we built it. Time, don't you think, for new carpet!