Friday, December 24, 2021

Friendship Friday: Christmas Eve Edition

 Thanks for contributing to Friendship Friday!  Like many of you, our family has decided to cancel a gathering for Christmas this year.  Although Mom continues to make some progress, her breathing can become labored when she moves around a bit and we just don't want her to overdo it or become infected with anything--from a cold to covid.  So it's a quiet Christmas again and we wish you the safest and happiest holiday!

Dear Sue has again shared some wonderful things with us this Christmas.  She recently reupholstered a chair with calico and sent us a photo.  She mentioned that this calico sheds more than any other she's encountered:


Sue also sent a photo of a quilt she made for her oldest friend.  They have been friends for over 70 years!!!  It's a Christmas present quilt and her friend who lives in Atlanta.  The friend and Sue grew up together in New Jersey and as Sue said:  "Once a Jersey girl, always a Jersey girl." 
The pattern is sometimes called "Monkey Wrench", "Churndash", or "Sherman's March"; she thought the Sherman's March name was fitting for anyone living in Atlanta.
Here's a close-up of the fabrics:

Thank you Sue!!!

Nann sent an interesting tip on a blog you may want to explore if you too are having a quieter holiday.  The blog is called "The Vintage Traveler" and features an assortment of textile history.  It's fun to look at the garment history and her photos are excellent!  Here is a post regarding some textiles featured at the Kentucky Museum.  Have fun and thanks Nann!  

Finally--and this is the best news of all--dear Beth has a new granddaughter just born last night.  The baby was born on Beth's mother's 93rd birthday and I can't think of a better gift this year!

Welcome to the world Baby Ella!

Dear friends please stay safe this holiday.
Wishing you peace, joy, and good health!

Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. Ella you're a Bella. Perfect timing to be born on great grandma's birthday. May your life be full of good health and many blessings.