Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Antique Applique

I found this antique quilt


at


Crazy Creek Quilts


circa 1845


wouldn't you love to know the history?








Making Do



in addition to using up my


craft supplies this year


I'm working on using up most
of my food before buying more...


packing my lunch for work everyday




it won't take long since in the past


I've mostly eaten in the cafeteria at work
plus way too much fast food-take out...



Yesterday I made a pot roast


in the crock pot that drove the cats mad



by the end of the day


Olivia had knocked the lid off
and was licking the inside of the pot
(the food was in the fridge by then)



this morning I had a hearty lunch
to take to the folks for
Mom's 88th birthday!


12 comments:

primitivebettys said...

That quilt is amazing... and your pot roast looks amazing too! It sounds like you are on the right mission... and Olivia is agreeing. <3

kelley said...

oops...I need to add the photo of the pot roast was taken from online, but pretty much what mine looked like...the fall apart type of roast...

Ann said...

Kelley, Think of the hours and hours that someone spent doing the applique on the quilt! And, yes I'd love to know the story behind it. Antique textiles are one of my great loves. ~Ann

Orange Sink said...

Kelly, that quilt has my heart beating a little faster! It's one of those that you could stare at for days and not see all the details. Oh to know the story!
The pot roast pic.... I'd be right there with Olivia licking the crock!!
Cathy G

woollylottrugs said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!!!

hugs
cyndi

Orange Sink said...

Bless your Mom on her 88th birthday!! and give her a hug for me!!
Cathy G

annie said...

I had wondered about your header picture. This quilt is just amazing, the stories the pieces could tell! So good that you're saving with the food. Too bad your friends only got to lick the pot! They have their own personalities, don't they? Yours sound Very assertive! I'm enjoying your posts!

Jacque. said...

Happy Birthday, Kelley Girl's mama!!

patijane's primitives said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom, Kelley! What an awesome quilt!! The colors and applique are beautiful! If only quilts could talk ((-: Thanks for sharing

Kathy (woolfind) said...

That's quite a Quilt! Can't imagine..
Happy Happy Birthday to your Mom :)

Donna said...

Neat quilt, I would love to see close ups of it. I love seeing the mix of fabrics, what type of fabrics.
Thanks for sharing it.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Now that is one AMAZING quilt!! I cannot imagine doing that in a lifetime - let alone in a lifetime that must have been filled with many more domestic obligations than most of us have today....Wow..... Pot roast sounds yummy - one of my favorite comfort foods. Bet your folks enjoyed it....Happy belated 88th birthday to your mum! Smiles & Sunday Hugs ~ Robin