I'm a Guest Blogger!

*DISCLAIMER: Please note I was not yet dressing myself when this photo was taken and certainly cannot be held responsible for the anti-cool bootleg Raggedy Ann-ish design. Unlike the children of today, the 70s bowed to virtually no whims of a child, especially when it came to fashion sense. Thus, this is a tragedy of motherly proportion. See above photo for crystal clear proof, noting I lovingly cropped mom out.*
The sole DJ block for the week, K-4

It's true, I'm guest blogging! Earlier this week, I did some digging to find out more about the known quilters in our family and it turns out there are several. The person I found most fitting to share my very first guest post with had to be my Great Grandmother. I have some new to me items from her stash and a rush of wonderful memories.

Given my Great Grandmother is the driving force behind my Baby Jane, I probably should have whipped up a few blocks for the occasion...not so much this week. It happens. 

The fabric reminds me of hours of carefree play at her home, where I felt truly cherished. Each time I passed "the Windmill" (Bevo Mill), I knew it was going to be a good day with grandma. She taught me about yard goods, linens and glassware. My great grandfather spent his time passing on his passion for gardening & puzzles. I played with antique toys, learned to appreciate nature & fell madly in love with the tiny feather tree ornaments positioned in the front window each December. 



  1. I was quickly skimming through my blogs on Google reader and had a quick look at yours and thought I would come back to it, on to Stash Manicure and I thought, I've just seen that picture, of course it was yours. The luck must be rubbing off, wish it would extend to Lotto here as well, just think of all the fabric that could be bought. The Ozzie dollar is up so I might just have to succumb to buy some fabric from Sew LA.

  2. Beautiful story! Nice heritage. Since quilting is a relatively new craft in my part of the world, none of my grandmothers were quilters. They did a lot of other crafts thou, so they both passed some crafty stuff sown to me - genes for instance :)
    Take care!

  3. I LOVE the article! And yes, you've been lucky lately. I might have to get you to buy us some lottery tickets too! Hugs, Mary B MS

  4. Wonderful article on stash manicure...loved it! I too am working on a dear Jane...I am on row five. It is so much, isn't it??

  5. Congratulations on winning the AccuQuilt GO! I think you'll love it!



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