Recently I was looking at old pictures with my grandma and we came across this one.
It is a picture of her older brothers and sisters on their first day of school getting on the school wagon. On this first day of school I thought my how things have changed but still stayed the same. As I sent my own children off to school today then went on a walk and say all the mothers walking with their elementary school children to school. There was a buzz in the air and lots of pictures were being taken to commemorate this great day. I wondered as I got home, showered and cleaned up if my great grandma felt as I do? A mix of joy and sadness. Did she think now I can get something done?
She was a great quilter. I feel so blessed to have two of her quilts. This one that I’ve reproduced into a pattern, Love Ida in her honor.
And this beautiful scrappy top.
Grandma has told me stories of where she got fabric from. I love hearing about her and her resourcefulness. I wish I could have known her. Sadly she died the year before I was born. I am thankful for her heritage. And I absolutely love this picture of her with her handiwork.
Isn’t she amazing?
I hope as you send you kiddies off to school that first they have a great day and do well. Second that you have a very productive day in your sewing room.