This is Aunt Gladys's block.
It was at her house that the sisters met on Wednesdays to quilt. I started attending these meetings after my first daughter was born until I went back to work full time.
I love this picture of Gladys. I think she was about 16 years old. Just love the little plaid dress & scarf.
I added some pink to the blue flower on the linen. The trim is from one of the old linens. It's a commercially made lace but it's probably from the 1950s. The embroidered flower is another one of Debra's contributions. I did a French knot on each point to straighten out the trim to its full effect. Then I did a fly stitch in between. Some of those buttons I got at an antique shop in Savannah last week.
A little more detail. I love the way those tiny white beads look on the seam treatment. Wonder what I should do on the other side?
Here's something interesting I spotted in Savannah. This window had a crocheted circular window treatment. Pretty neat.
If you'd like to peruse the photos from our trip, you can find them here.
I can back to quite a but of turmoil but things have settled down a bit, and I refused to let it ruin my time off although I'm having an especially hard time getting back into the groove. Only two more days to go, however.
Added: Here is a shot of the cute things I found at the antique shop in Savannah. All of this was about $10.00. There are some really interesting old buttons in there.