Friday, March 13, 2009

More Spring

Here is a really cute Redwork tea towel I did for Spring. I love to do redwork....have many patterns that will probably not get done in my lifetime. I have a redwork quilt made by my great-great-aunt around 1910, according to my Mom. It is spotted and literally falling apart. We used this as an outdoor quilt to sit on when I was little. It really was abused. My mother was not a seamstress and hated to sew. As I got older I realized what we had done to it. I asked my mother if I could have it and she said yes. I didn't want anymore harm to come to it. I will take a picture of it and post at a later date. Maybe someone has an idea what to do with it at this point.


This basket is so very precious to me. A wonderful neighbor and good friend had a maple tree that had to be cut down. He let the wood age and sent it wherever to have them cut and dry it. (don't really know the order all of this is done). For Christmas he made his wife and daughters one of these baskets and he made one for me also....I was his "other daughter", he always said. I love this basket....it is so different! He made me many other wood items over the years and I cherish them very much.


11 comments:

Linda said...

Hi Sandy Love the redwork. I picked up some flour sack towels the other day to do some stitchery on. Where do you get your patterns?

Miss 376 said...

I love wood items, something really tactile about them. The redwork is gorgeous

Tudy said...

I love the red work. Take care of that old quilt. Did Mac make the basket?

Sara said...

OH, very pretty redwork. Take care of the old quilt! I had a great time on Wed at the guild meeting and will be back next month! Can't wait to meet you!

Steve said...

I'll bet it was Mr. McMurray that made that basket! I don't know if I ever knew that ... but then, I'm old now and the memory ain't as good as it once was! ;o)

Sandy said...

Yes, it was Mac...I think most of the wood items were given in the 1990's when you were in college and then married.

Sue said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I am so happy to have found you...love seeing your beautiful work! If you will email me at SueSSGarrett@aol.com I will be happy to give you instructions on making the pillowcase dresses for your granddaughters. I didn't have a pattern, but I am sure you could make them with the instructions. I'll be visiting you again.

Vintage Sandy said...

Love the towel and it looks especially nice in your basket.... you've been a busy little bee

Jennifer said...

Your towel and basket are very pretty! Could you perhaps make a copy of your family redwork quilt, to honour the original? Then put it safely away for future generations, and enjoy the copy every day.

Terry said...

Beautiful basket! I've not done redwork. It's pretty but I like using lots of colors too much to settle on using just one. I saw someone doing the Polka Dot Girls blocks in all purple...now that would be a LOT of purple!!

Eileen said...

I can just see that lovely basket filled with colored eggs and grass.. it would really be perfect for Easter!