Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I Spy - Heirloom

This week started off pretty good.  The weather has been pleasant, we have even had some afternoon rain showers.  I was tiptoeing through the tulips even.  Oh wait, IF we had tulips, the lovely horrible, rotten, no good, very bad deer would eat them all.  So yeah.

Remember when I told you that Christy and her Mad Mind always came up with the hard prompts.  Well Heirloom is one of them for me.  I wracked my brain on this one.  I even tried "thinking outside the box", maybe I could have some hair looming in on someone.  But no, I realized I do have an awesome heirloom so you are in luck.  


This is a quilt that my mom made for me when I had my daughter.  (31 years ago)  The story behind the fabric used for the southern women is that my dad was on a mission for our church in North Carolina.  While he was there, he picked up all the different fabrics for my mom.

My mom hand quilted every single inch of this quilt.  Back then they didn't have the fancy dancy sewing machines that would do all the hard work for you.   

This is a close up of all the minute details of the stitches


On Saturday there was a little festival in a small city by where I live.  I didn't take this picture, but it was taken with my camera so it counts.  Plus, I'm one of the hosts so I can do what I want.  I kid, I kid.  
I know, this is where you all think I should be.  I did quiet my cellmate into submission tho.  

And just to prove how wild and crazy I can get, when I'm not taking the shots, please enjoy the following video.
F.Y.I.  I would never have made it as someone living in the 1800's.  

Now come on.  Link up.  It's fun

Next Weeks Prompts
Creepy Crawlies 7/26/12
Your Choice

I'm so excited about next weeks prompt that I can hardly stand it.

Future  Prompts
Eye Candy 8/2/12
Favorite Food 8/9/12
Plants 8/16/12


  1. I'm pretty sure his rings were made of legos in that video.

  2. I love that quilt. After my mom was killed I found a quilt she was working on. That video was priceless!

  3. Heirloom tomatoes!

    And that quilt is beautiful. And hand stitched. There is a quilt show at the Springville Museum right now. They are all done by sewing machine! They are all very pretty but gee.

  4. I love you Dazee. Sorry you are down in the dumps. I use food to soothe me too. Sometimes I say screw it....and eat what I want. Everythinng is gonna be okay, I promise!!!

  5. That is a wonderful, wonderful heirloom!

  6. You "got the moves like Jagger"!

  7. The quilt is awesome! My mom crochets, more so when she was younger, and I have several afghans she made.

    AndI'm with Mark. Moves like Jagger!

  8. Ha ha ha, I can't tell from the expression on your face if you loving or hating every moment of that dancing.

    Now I know I could get you up dancing at one of my gigs!!

    I don't have a Heirloom! No one's ever passed anything old and valuable to me.

  9. That quilt is amazing! Loved your dance!

  10. I love that quilt.. Hmmm heirloom.. I have tons of them. Cause ya know I am all sentimental and crap like that..