Monday, June 7

What's on the line?

I tried to post this last night but kept getting a "blogger is currently not available" message and only now, late this afternoon, am I finally able to share "what's on the line". This is a special quilt block that my mother made. Since she's here visiting, I thought I would share something that she had made. She has always loved Sunbonnet Sue and this is a block she made sometime in the late 1950's/early 1960's..........
And, of course, there's a story behind the block. There were actually 18 more blocks that she made but she sold them to a sewing group in Evanston, Iowa that made the blocks into a quilt. She loved the blocks but said that she sold them at a time when extra cash was needed. It would be so neat to someday meet that quilt but who knows where it might be now. I keep thinking I will make this into a pillow but I might do it as a small wallhanging instead so that it will have "longer life".
My mom is enjoying her visit. We have been to almost every thrift shop in a 25 mile radius, plus we've visited our daughter and family in Mankato and our son and girlfriend in Minneapolis. We've had some good meals and seen lots of pretty sites and taken lots of pictures. I'll have plenty to share when I get back to regular blogging next week. :-)
Have a good week!
Sandi

9 comments:

julieQ said...

I too ran into that error message...love your lady on the line!!

Pat said...

I love that Sunbonnet Sue block and felt bad when I read why your mom sold the other ones. BUT....strong women do what needs to be done and I know your mom is a strong woman, because she raised a wonderful, caring, and STRONG daughter!!!

Beth said...

I got that error message too.
I went looking for what's on the line earlier and was bummed that it wasn't there. Thought maybe you were still busy with your Mom. Thanks for sharing your Mom's block. I am sure where ever the rest of them ended up, they were loved.

Needled Mom said...

It is a lovely block. Oh! To meet up with the actual quilt would be fabulous.

Enjoy your visit.

Crispy said...

Oooo a lovely block!! Maybe someone will read this post and tell you where the quilt is.

Enjoy your time with your family :0)

Crispy

Lori Holt said...

Oh I love that block...and the story that goes with it!
Since you have the block...maybe you could use the pattern to make more and do the quilt that your sweet mom never got to finish...then your quilt would have another story to tell.

SheilaC said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful block and the story.... looks so nice on the line!

(I had blogger trouble too!)

SheilaC

和辛和辛 said...

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you‘ve got a great personality!............................................................

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