I had a couple great family weekends not much sewing, but a lot of fun. Last weekend, we went to visit my mom and dad. I had a really relaxing weekend just spending low key time with my mom. Both my mom and dad were generous with their time- and also gave us quite a few gifts. Here are the ones that relate to the sewing world.
A while back, my aunt Pat had called me and told me she some fabric from my Grandma Porter. Now, my Grandma Porter didn’t really sew for fun, she was a nurse, a farm wife and mother. But she sewed clothes, and later in her life my aunt Pat had sewn her some special things. Pat had bought a box of fabric to my dad to give to me. She also brought another pair of overalls that were from my grandfather. Thank you, Pat, it means a lot to me to have these special fabrics to include in my quilts.
My mom also had another box of fabric from my Aunt Lou so this picture shows a few from each. My Mom passed most of that fabric to me as well as a neat box of trims.
I love how neatly organized they are. I have no idea what I will used them for but they are so fun. My mom also had a bunch of extra thread from Lou.
Now all my pegs are full. Also, I helped my dad and mom fit a tarp to his boat, so in exchange he gave me a really wonderful tent. Next weekend I need to plan a camping trip to enjoy it. We also came back with a huge amount of fish. It was like Christmas in July. Thanks again, Mom, Dad and Pat.