Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville recently had a eye opening-stash organizing experience, and she has spurred me to greater efforts to use up my own stash. Even string stash, which I prize and hoard above even new yardage!! Above are 100 string X blocks, (just the beginnings) and you can find the free pattern right .HERE.
So thank you, Bonnie, this basket is almost empty now...this is the before the string blocks picture!! Hurrah...don't you like my basket from the eighties? I have used it, and used it, and used it!!
These are some old pillowcases that my sister gave me. Hand embroidered by my dear mother. They are precious to me, and I love them!! All out pillow cases were embroidered and embellished...thank you, Mom, for those precious memories.
My son recently had an over seas trip and found a hand painted fan for me..love it, and thank you dear son!
In cleaning out my sister's home, in preparation for her move, she found some salt and pepper shakers of my mothers. My mom collected them, and when she died, they were all wrapped carefully in newspapers of the time, and stored away. All this time, they have never been unwrapped, and they were recently taken out and unwrapped and admired. This newspaper is dated 1977...the year my mom died. These kids in the pictures were the ones I grew up with, from early childhood. I loved reading the article from my small home town, and remembering those salt and peppers from my mom's collection.