Come on in and sit for a spell. This is an exciting adventure for me starting a cubit here at Dave's fantastic new site. I know you are all as excited as I am over having this opportunity to get to know each other at this great place and I want to get to know as many of you as possible. Since this cubit is brand new, I haven't quite figured what all we will find to do together here but I hope we can chat about things pretty much like or forefathers and (mothers) used to do when they were gathered at the old country store or at the court square in some little town somewhere out there in the by gone days.
Kick off your shoes, pull up an old cane bottomed chair, I'll stoke the fire in the pot bellied stove and lets talk. Would any of you like a cup of coffee? I whipped up a batch of brownies so just take one or two and sit back and enjoy the beautiful but cold winter day.
I grabbed the rocking chair, Elena, hope you don't mind. It just looked so inviting. But I brought my own old patchwork quilt to keep me warm, you know, the one my Granny Ninna made a long time ago. I don't go anywhere without it on these cold days.
Look here, my quilt has some blocks in it made from my old clothes...see this blue square, the one that has pink roses on it? Well, it used to be a dress that Mom made for me, made it from a feed sack, she did. The sack held some kind of grain, or maybe corn, I can't remember now, but Mom sewed that dress with lace and ruffles and she got blue ribbons to match for my hair. I loved that dress.
I'll tell you more about it next time. I'll tell you about the day I got in real trouble while wearing it...I crawled up underneath the schoolhouse porch with it on....well, that's a story for another time.
You have a nice place here, Ellen, thanks for inviting me. Save my rocker, I'll be right back!
I will put your name on that rocker and save it just for you, Sharon. I love old quilts. I have some that are over 130 years old. They belonged to my great grandmother. I have quilts my husband's mother made and quilts that grandmothers on both sides made. I used to sit at my grandmother's knee and watch her for hours as she quilted. She would get my dad to hang her quilting frame from the ceiling and it would hang there until she completed the quilt she was working on. I was always amazed at how tiny her stitches were. She said that some people made such big stitches that you could hang your toenail on them. I can still look at the quilts and go back in time in my memory. I remember so many of the fabrics it is amazing. I can even remember how each of us looked wearing the garment that the material was bought to make. Hurry back Sharon.
I would love to see that picture of the quilt, Greta. Hope you can find a scanner somewhere.
Petra, I think I may still have some of my clothes that were made of feed sacks. Mother made so many things out of those sacks. I never went with Daddy to pick out the sacks cause he was one of those men who was out doing men stuff much of the time and didn't want women tagging along. Ever know any men like that? There used to be a lot of them around like that. Thankfully there aren't too many these days.
I made a coverlet for my bed out of feed sacks when I was working on my hope chest before I married. I still have it and know right where it is. I need to drag it out and take a photo of it. I had to use bias fold down the seams. It has a big ruffle all around the sides and I even made big stand up pillow covers to match the coverlet. Ithink I did that one on the Singer that you powered with your feet if I am not sadly mistaken. I did that for years at Mother's before she finally had a motor put on it. I still have that machine. It looks like this picture only the handles weren't that fancy. Goodnight everyone. I am worn to a nub and must hit the hay.
Elena, every time I see your name, I experience a little jolt because my name is also Elena. I see your posts and subconsciously think they're mine, wondering just for the tiniest instant why I don't remember typing them out. It's a very odd sensation.
Name: Horseshoe Griffin Efland, NC And in the end...a happy beginning!
"Come on in. Kick off my shoes?"
I gotta go find those dang boots again, don't I? :>)
Time for me to get out in the sunshine (calling for more rain/ice moving in tomorrow), feed the chickens, dust the squirrels off the bird feeders, move seedlings to the greenhouse for the day (and back into the shoffice for the night), deliver eggs, etc.
Will pop back in again though!
Happy Day to All!
Thought For The Day:
I wonder who the first person was that looked at a cow and said, "Hey, let's squeeze these here dangly things and drink whatever comes out!" ô¿ô
Hi everyone, enjoying the fire and fine viddles. Do a little piddling with sewing and such but never learned to the degree that yall have. Just wanted to give ya a big Howdy and let you know I feel right at home here. Keep the warm thoughts flowing and will chat again soon!
zuzu, My real name is Ellen and that is the Spanish for my real name. When I was taking Spanish in high school my name in that class was Elena. My boyfriend (now husband) at the time started calling me Elena and he has ever since. My 22 year granddaughter is also named Elena after me and her Mexican great grandmother. My grandson is named Adrian Alberto after his Mexican grandfather (whose middle name was Alberto) and my husband Albert.
Shoe, no you don't have to wear boots or shoes. I know your poor feet must cry bloody murder when you do that to them. Since they are getting older (they are aren't they?) we don't want to mistreat them.
hope, so you are one of the shoeless people too. At least you two are saving on the shoe leather of the world so that the rest of us can all have shoes, and shoes and shoes......Well, some folks do have lots of them. I am not a nut on shoes but I do like to have them when it is cold. My feet nearly freeze in them muchless without them. I go barefoot most of the time in the summer when I am at home but do wear some kind of footgear when I leave home. One time long ago I went out barefoot in the fall and had car trouble. I had to walk all the way home several miles barefoot and my feet nearly died on me while I was walking along the gravel road. Even along the edges there were lots of rocks. It was kinda chilly that day and my feet got cold too. Needless to say, I am more careful now because that is a lesson I will never forget.
Hope it is good to see you and I HOPE you will make this one of your favorite places to sit and chew the fat for a spell.
Puffin, hope you will do the same. We want this to be a place full to the brim with great friends and acquaintances. Don't you forget to come on back really soon, ya hear.
Name: :)Anita Brown Corning, NY Zone 5 Always Free Listings-Check It Out!
Great cubit, I have joined & brought my lawn chair, easy fold & go one! I did not post on a lot of forums at Dave's, but I have joined in on many here,feels like home, everyone is so nice & friendly, I'm sure it will stay that warm fuzzy feeling! it just keeps getting beter & better here!
Will stop back with my lawn chair:)Anita
Anita, I hope you will make this your second home. There are so many forums out there now but hopefully when you want to get the warm fuzzies and an I'm at home feeling you will remember this cubit. We will put your name on your chair and hold it for you till you return each day. Is it alright if I let my new (as of this afternoon) short haired exotic kitty sit in it?
Shoe, poor baby!!! Life is so rough and having to wear any kind of shoes is the worst thing imaginable. Maybe you might want to consider moving to Hawaii. Wonder if there are any shoeless folks in Washington now!!!!!
Welcome to the Friendship Corner. Here we will "Make New Friends Keep the Old. One is Silver. The other Gold."
Come rest for a while in a friendly place for sharing your thoughts & ideas, photos and anything else that suits your fancy at the moment.
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