DH was born and raised Up Nort' and this is his boyhood patchwork. I say patchwork, because it isn't quilted or tied, and it has no filling or batting. It is corduroy patchwork on both sides.
In this group I've included a rather primitive needlework stand and a flannel sewing kit.
The sewing kit is from Judie Rothermel, and closes with a millennium button.
In this picture you can see the pocket spot and wear on the britches bottom before the pieces were sewn into this bedding. Although, besides a warm bed cover it was frequently used for tents, fort building and outdoor adventures - like picnics when you wanted your own spot!
Every bit counted when you had 10 kids to provide for - geeesh don't cha' know!
It's seen its better days - but what fun days they were. A utility piece with sentimental memories. It had been tucked away once DH went off to college. When the old house was cleaned out it came to us.
DH remembers it being long on his twin bed so his feet always stayed covered. There were many a cold morning when he could see his breath in the air before getting out of bed.
How clever that it is reversible - patchwork on both sides.
Colorful pants they were - with seven sisters he's lucky they wore more red than pink!
The sewing stand is not a family piece, but a unique find.
It is turned wood with the bark left on.
It has four arms - each with their own purpose.
This arm holds the thimble.
Here's the little carved wood piece the thimble sits on.
There are three others arms.
Two for thread and one for a pin cushion, which is missing, or was it a pin cup?
The lid comes off and there is room for thread and scissors.
It's a unique handmade piece, just like the patchwork!
Little Wall Quilt Report:
One more done.
This one is really simple - two wide stripes, hand quilted and bound. It's only about 8" x 10".
I love these two stripes together.
Thanks for reading today - Have a great week!