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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Nostalgia...........

Just a little nostalgia today.  These were a couple of the pillows from my daughter's room in the 1970s.  I made dozens of the Holly Hobbie pillows and sold them to an antique store in the Chicago suburbs.  I also did craft shows during the 1970s and 80s. 
 
Thanks everyone for your positive comments yesterday about my "Fractured" quilt.  I didn't answer any comments because it was a family day, the memorial service and burying of my parents' ashes and a long leisurely lunch with family members.  Lots of nostalgia there too.  Wonderful memories were shared by many family members at the service.  The weather was beautiful and it couldn't have been a nicer day.

15 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Holly Hobby was everywhere. I made counted cross stitch pillows and sold them to a new Hallmark shop in Chicago. Also did the craft show thing in Medinah, Illinois every fall. Glad you had family with you yesterday and it was such a great day besides. Chris

stitchinpenny said...

I think you time was spent more than appropriately yesterday. The need to realize the important things in life is slipping away from the population. family ranks far ahead of almost everything.

Mary said...

These pillows certainly bring back memories. I am so glad to hear that your family time was good despite the sad occasion.

Gene Black said...

thanks for the walk down memory lane. I remember that time well.
I Love the little puff pillow. I may make a couple of those for the great nieces for Christmas

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

same for us - long day yesterday with our son in laws family & service - very tiring - ready to get back to normal.

Vicki W said...

I'm so glad that everything went so well yesterday.

LynneP said...

So glad that you a lovely time with your family yesterday. Treasured memories with treasured people.

O'Quilts said...

The biscuit pillow. I used to love those. The fractured quilt top is stunning. Thank goodness for family. Take care.

imquilternity said...

Sometimes being with family is the only thing that counts. I suspect that you know how lucky you are to have such a wonderful family.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Hugs to you - we, too, had Holly Hobby and biscuit quilts . . . memories are wonderful things to share.

Mystic Quilter said...

So pleased that everything went well yesterday for your family

Mystic Quilter said...

So pleased that everything went well yesterday for your family

Brown Family said...

Cute pillows. I am glad the family time went well!

Pat said...

I wished that I would not have moved so much so that I could have saved those memories also. I also sold my baby quilts and did many tole paintings that I sold in a suburban shop and also a gift shop in Wisconsin. I also had a home show every December. I wonder what ever happened to all those things I sold. I wonder if they became other peoples memories. I love your patchwork pillow and may make one for myself. I am always looking for something to work on while I am watching tv.

Monica said...

One question, Wanda. How did you make the poufy pillow on the left? I am pretty sure that it was a quilt done in a similar technique that I saw in a magazine that started me on my quilting journey, over 30 years ago. But I never figured it out!