Despite the fact that is the first full day of spring, we have a nice snow storm going on outside. Scout enjoys playing "snowball":
My Nana Betty had hot flashes from the time she was a child until she was a senior. As an artist, she said the one color she disliked was red--because to her it was a "hot color". Despite Nana's considerable influence on me, I love the color red.
I love the color -- a lot.
Because of my passion for red, the family's Hall pottery was sent my way.
Because red is a "hot" color and it is snowing out, I thought I would post some redwork pieces. None appear on quilts. They are linens like splashers and shams. The motifs are appealing to me.
Above baby piece, not constructed as a bib but seems to be a piece of linen that could be used as one.
Below: Reminiscent of Kingsley's Water Babies.
Below: I think this might be a sham. The quote is from Longfellow's poem, "The Song of Hiawatha." Hiawatha motifs were still popular in the early 20th century despite the fact that the poem was published in 1855. I suspect it was a poem that children often had to memorize.
For those of you in the Northeast during this snowy day: Stay safe and warm!