Thursday, March 4, 2021

Treasures


 These are diaries from my husband's great grandmother.  There were more in the possession of his grandmother but we do not know what happened to them.    I would give anything to have them.  It is just little bits from her day to day life.


I don't know if you can tell what it says there in the upper left-hand corner, but it says 21 below.  There were several days in a row where it was anywhere from -18°F to -21°...they lived in Wisconsin.  Not Indiana.

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I made 3 more of the Economy blocks yesterday...


Again, nothing planned.  Just finding scraps that were big enough.


I am finding it hard to stop making them.  But I really do not want to make a full sized quilt with blocks that finish 4 inches across.   My original thoughts were to maybe make a small quilt 3 blocks across and 4 blocks long.  It is apparent that it is going to be at least 4 blocks across and 4 long...maybe longer.
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I need to get in there and clean the room up.  Lorelei is coming this weekend.  The other morn she texted and said she was coming over this weekend.  She proceeded to tell me she had got another hoodie and wanted the band cut off...was that bad.  I told her no...that was fine.

But I have stuff everywhere, cause along with making these little blocks, I have been cutting 2 1/2 inch blocks from scraps that are big enough for a future project.  So it feels like a tornado has been through.  So guess I will go get busy on that.


26 comments:

happyone said...

Great that you have those old diaries. That sure is COLD!!
The blocks you're making are pretty.
Have a fun weekend with Lorelei.

Cheryl Kimbley said...

The blocks are just lovely.
The journals are true treasures. I have 14 my Mom filled up and have tried several times to read them. I still can't do it without crying - she passed in 2001.

Bonnie said...

Old family diaries are a blessing to have! Something to enjoy now and later pass down in the family. I love your blocks, maybe you could make a table runner with them or a small throw? Take care of yourself!

Lowcarb team member said...

Those diaries are special ...

All the best Jan

Beside a babbling brook... said...

So glad that you have the Diaries, you _do_ have! Such treasures.

-sigh- Gotta' clean up, the remnants of your squares fun! -smile-

๐ŸŒธ ๐ŸŒท ๐ŸŒบ ๐ŸŒธ ๐ŸŒท ๐ŸŒบ ๐ŸŒธ

CheerfulMonk said...

The diaries are precious. It's too bad you don't have a sewing room where you can just close the door, but I'm sure the cleaning up will be worth it for Lorelei's visit. I hope you have a great weekend. ❤️๐Ÿ’•

Ruth Hiebert said...

Those old diaries are precious. I have two from my Dad and find them fascinating .

Joyful Quilter said...

Someday our (well your) great and maybe even great great grandchildren will look back on your blog and be in awe...she was a quilter, a photographer, had a wonderful sense of humor and cared so much for her family.

Martha said...

I love that you have the old diaries, too bad you didn't get all of them. My father always kept diaries (the only male I've ever know who has done that). Unfortunately I cannot read his hand writing no matter how hard I try!

Ginny Hartzler said...

I am looking forward to photos of the weekend! I bet this lady would be so happy that her journals have found an interested reader.

Nancy Chan said...

The old diaries are a great way to getting to know more about your hubby's great grandmother. I love your pretty economy blocks. I wish I have access to some scrap materials too. I used to get them from my tailor friend.

Sandra said...

after reading this, when i am playing in PicMonkey I will picture you in your sewing room stitching little pieces together. it seems during this pandemic that most of the bloggers are doing sewing projects, like one was using a wooden shuttle making string bags to hang things in. i bet you could dot that. if i can remember who is doing it will send it to you...

Sandra said...

have fun with L

Dee said...

Those books must be so interesting to page through. I have my grandmother's high school year book (1922). It is a different perspective to "see her" as a teenager. LOL

Enjoy the weekend with your sweet girl.

Marie Smith said...

That diary is a treasure for sure. Time with your granddaughter sounds perfect! Enjoy!

Grandma C said...

So fascinating, I wish one of my grandmothers had written a diary. They lived interesting lives. I am having to tell myself "no" just looking at your fabric is bringing out an old itch to sew. I moved three years ago and I still haven't found my petal to my machine. lol

Laurel Wood said...

The diaries are a real treasure. I cannot imagine temps that cold! I love he blocks you have made. I wish you a wonderful visit with Lorelei.

L. D. said...

You get into your work. My wife's art studio is like that as things are sitting around in progress.

Granny Marigold said...

I hope you have a great weekend with Lorelei.
The old diaries certainly are treasures. Even their ordinary days are interesting to us so many years later.

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow. Your quilt pieces are works of art Rose. It would be fun to read thru her diaries!!

Have fun with your granddaughter.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Those old diaries are sure a treasure to have. Ihope you find the others. Have afun with Loreei!

Henny Penny said...

Oh it would be so much fun to read those old diaries. That truly is a treasure. I still don't see how you make those squares. Just a mental block to me. Your quilt will be beautiful.

At Home In New Zealand said...

I hope you are enjoying having Lorelei with you for the weekend. Those diaries would be fascinating to read. I love old things like that, and seeing how their lives were.
Have a happy day :) xx

Far Side of Fifty said...

What fun to read old diaries, I transcribed my husbands grandparents diaries, it was a great look into their lives...I hope someday my blog serves the same purpose:)

Jeannie said...

I wish there were some old diaries in my family but there are none. Almost no pictures either, just a few. It was that desire that encouraged me to break the cycle of silence and start a blog. It is dedicated to my descendants who have yet to be born. My purpose is to share glimpses of life now.

Lorelei will treasure your blog and read every word years from now when her children are older. Keep writing.

Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

Judy said...

Love the colors of the blocks, I was like that making pinwheel blocks, I finally had to say enough already :)
I LOVE the diaries, what a treasure. Would you believe that last month February we had 12 days in a row of waking up to below zero temps. The coldest I woke up to was -21 when I was at a quilt retreat and here at home it was -15. I was very happy to see that cold snap break.