Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Old traditions made new!
Over the last year I have felt a yearning to incorporate old traditions back into my life! Cooking and baking at home more, growing a garden (we did this at Papaw's house last year), learning the "canning" process again, sewing, etc....I guess a lot of what "homemaking" use to be! One tradition I love is quilting....no, I don't quilt,ha! But my 91 year old grandmother, Zenobia, has been quilting as long as I can remember! She doesn't quilt much anymore because at 91 it is difficult to do all that work with your hands - she did all hers by hand! I wish I had taken the time to learn this tradition from her! One of my favorite quilt makers is Denyse Schmidt. She has taken the tradition of quilting and really put a modern twist on it to make it completely new! I really love this "Hills & Hollers" quilt pattern...it is so cute and I think it could work well for a girl or boys room depending on the fabrics you use!