Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sunday Stash #3


SUNDAY STASH GREETINGS QUILTAHOLICS - Take a peek into my drawers! Ha ha! The picture above shows my Gramma Walsh's badge from her days as a member of the Delaware County Town and Country Quilters. She watches over me every time I quilt as it hangs above my sewing table. She created it herself when she became a member.

My gramma Walsh passed away a few years ago. We gathered as a family to discuss separating her estate a few days after her burial. My mom and step-dad asked me what I wanted of hers and I said "The dining room table and chairs, her quilting supplies, and the clock that hung on the wall in her den."

I keep all her quilting and sewing supplies in a multi drawer cabinet on the wall.






They are a very important and special part of my stash.

15 comments:

  1. I know what you mean.When my grandmother died I asked for all her cooking books and saucepans as we used to do a lot of cooking together and to this day I still use them and think of her when I do :) Barb.

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  2. How SPECIAL those supplies and table and clock must be to you. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  3. Sadly, I didn't quilt when my grandmother passed away. I didn't even think to ask for any of those things. And I can't think of anyone else who would have wanted them.

    Happily, I have several quilts that she made in her primitive style. One of them graces the back of my sofa. It is extra special because it was made with recycled fabric from many things I remember.

    I loved seeing the thing cabinet with your grandmother's quilting supplies. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  4. It's nice to honor your grandmothers memory in that way. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. How great you were able to get the sewing supplies from your grandma. I have a beautiful picture of poppies that hung in my grandmohter's dining room,which now hangs in my living room, I think of her everytime I look at it.

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  6. HI Ryan,
    My gran was not a quilter but she did have a sewing box and a treadle machine that I inherited when she passed away. One of things that she had in that sewing box was a tin box for pins. It decorates my sewing table and I think of her each and every time I am working up there. She also had a box of wooden spools that I also received when she died. I miss my gran and treasure the pieces of her daily life- I am sure that it is the same for you.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  7. What a sweet tribute to G'ma ... she has to be smiling down on you. TTFN ~Marydon

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  8. That's lovely Ryan, that you have tangible memories of your Gramma. I hope my grandson (Ryan) holds memories of me so close.
    Lizzie
    XXX

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  9. What lovely memories you must have of your Grandmother, which you can remember each time you work on a quilting project, it so nice to hear that a love of a craft which you mostly see women doing has been passed & so very well to a male
    Hugs Janice

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  10. How lovely that you were able to get your grandma's quilting supplies, memories made back then, and memories remembered now as you look at her supplies. I am glad you cared enough to keep them.

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  11. What a sweet post. That badge your grandma made is so special... and so pretty.

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  12. I also received my grandmothers quilt and sewing things when she passed. I feel a special bond with her when I use them now.

    I have just discovered your blog its great to see a male quilter. :O)

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  13. How wonderful to have handed down such special treasures from someone you love. I don't have any other quilters in my family (I wish I did), so I will have to pass on what I have to my family someday. Thankyou for sharing xo

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  14. What lovely threads! The treasures I have from my grandmothers and great aunt and one great grandmother are old fashion letters written to me. These are so dear now - to have their handwriting and words. What threads between generations.

    Thanks for sharing the note about your grandmother.

    Best, Kyra
    www.BlackThreads.blogspot.com

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  15. "Walsh" caught my eye, Ryan. My Dad's family name, my maiden name is Walch. From doing a minimal amount of family geo, I learned that we used to be Walsh way way back when. I know it's not a totally uncommon family name but you don't see it often.

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