Sunday, August 06, 2006

A handmade quilt gently washed & then drying in a spring breeze!

This is my Sunday.
It feels like the beginning of spring the sun is shining and the air is gently moving the washing on my old clothes line.
When another season arrives you feel somehow renewed! this is how it is for me today on my Sunday.

17 comments:

Tammy said...

what a pretty quilt...I'm always amazed at the workmanship in quilts!!
:-D

Remiman said...

Hi Lee-Ann,
Thanks for stopping by my blog for a comment. Gee, this blogger world continues to amaze me; a visitor from Australia, what a treat!

As to your question of whether I am a mason?
I am neither a builder in stone and/or brick, nor am I a member of the fraternal order of Masons.

My Dad was an ameteur wordsmith and used the word "repast" frequently.

My heritage is French, Irish, (dad)English, Scottish, (mom), all via canada.

My profession is widely known by the accronym, CRNA, which stands for certified registered nurse anesthetist.

Thanks for stopping by.
REL

littlejennywren said...

Lovely quilt. We are getting a hint of spring here too although I know there is a lot of winter to get through yet. We usually get most of our snow between now and early September. We do have lots of spring bulbs up already though.

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

It is good morning here in the states and it is Sunday...We are getting ready to go into Fall one of these days. The summer has been so HOT here. WE have had up to 108 during the days. We have had record heat waves here in Georgia. I love quilts too and have many of them from my mother, grandmother and great grandmothers. Yours is gorgeous. My mother quilts but I tried. I am not good at it at all. Happy Spring to you..Sandy

Janet said...

What a restful picture. The quilt slowing blowing in the breeze. I miss having a clothesline in the backyard. There's nothing quite like sheets and bedding dried in the fresh air.

PEA said...

I love handmade quilts and have a couple that were made by my mother in law before she passed away. They certainly are a treasure to be kept!!

Sue said...

I still dry all my laundry on a line, weather permitting. There's something so very satisfying and relaxing about doing it the old fashioned way!
Your quilt is gorgeous. If you get a moment check out my post for the beautiful quilt we saw at Relay for Life yesterday...

Puss-in-Boots said...

Did you make the quilt, Lee-Ann? It's beautiful. I always put my laundry on the washing line (have some on the go at the moment) unless it's bucketing down, which isn't happening a lot at the moment.

Your daffodils are beautiful - harbingers of spring. I feel quite excited that spring and summer are just around the corner. Not that we really get the demarcated change of seasons hear, just cool and hot!

Kali said...

A lovely quilt on a lovely day...
It really is a beautiful piece and I must admit I have been a bit excited about the lovely weather, but am sure there is quite a bit of cold around the corner waiting to appear...
I hope you have a lovely week Lee-Ann and thanks for stopping by and saying hello :)

Alice said...

Such a lovely quilt - did you make it? I've always loved the look of washing on the line, even though I knew it meant that I would have to iron half of it eventually.

Lisa said...

Postcard perfect.

By the way, I love your jar covers in some of your earlier pics. I've only known about jar covers for a short time. :)

Your kitchen pictures are so fun and interesting to look at! Thanks for sharing them and I hope packing is painless.

Robin said...

I'm new to your blog, and have just read all the currently showing posts... I love the "women in your life" photos and all the pictures of vintage embroidery. Makes me nostalgic for times gone by, as does this picture of the quilt hung on a clothesline, blowing in the spring breeze. I'll check back here later to read your reply to the question, "Did you make it?" Thanks for posting. Also thanks for your visit to my blog... I hope to see you there often!

"Grandi" said...

Oh - the quilt is beautiful!! What a treat to have something so special! Since you have washed it by hand, I'm assuming it is old - it looks like it is still in great condition!

"Grandi" said...

oops - you didn't say hand washed, you said hand made!! It is a beauty!

Sharon K said...

Nothing bettrt then a quilt blowing in the wind. I love the freash smell of something after it has hung outside all day. Good post and picture......thankyou

Lee-ann said...

Thank you so very much everyone for your lovely comments and for taking a look at this post.

Yes the quilt is handmade and very special to me but I am sure you will understand the quality is not fantastic but the memories are worth a million dollars..........

My Grandma, mother, sisters, aunties and friends all made this quilt for me. Those who did not sew found the pieces of material and worked beside those who could teach them. None had made one before or not in a very long time.

At the time I had only been married for a couple of years with a little son and heading to live in Papua New Guniea for a couple of years with my husband and they made this for me knowing burgandy was the colour I loved the most and that it would remind me of the family I had at home.

They were all so keen they made enough to also make two pillow shams as well. I was thrilled and love it so much.

Again thank you all so much for letting me share this memory with you and for reminding me that dear friends new and old and family are so precious.

have a lovely day everyone.

Chappyswife said...

Oh, beautiful quilt!

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