Friday, December 30, 2016

HAHAHAppy New Year!

I've started a new project that will take me well into the new year.
It's using mostly my hubby's old shirts, along with a few stash fabrics.  

I've been wanting to make it ever since
 I saw this photo on Barbara Brackman's blog back in 2014.
I love a quilt with a good sense of humor!

But the story of this quilt isn't funny at all.  
It's told in this book.  

Anna Horn made the quilt in 1917-1918.  
Her son, Albert Horn, was away at war (WWI) at the time.   
A Wisconsin farm wife and mother of nine, she had already lost two children
when Albert left to serve his country.  
Anna comforted herself by stitching the initials that she and her son shared. 

Albert survived the war and the quilt stayed in the family for generations.
It was eventually given to his great granddaughter, Ashley Horn.  

Wishing you all laughter, comfort, love and creativity in 2017!

HAHAHAppy new year!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Ho Ho Ho!

However you celebrate the holidays, here's wishing you many sweet moments
with friends and family.  

"Santa and the Orphan Blocks" 50 x 72" Made in 2013
And peace and happiness in the new year!

Today, and every day, I appreciate you, my "blog family."
Here's to more creativity and sharing for all of us in 2017!