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Thursday, November 5, 2009


With Halloween now behind us...Thanksgiving and Christmas lay directly ahead. This is truly the beginning of a magical time of year. During our visit to the working farm in Missouri, we watched as one of the residents intently completed her work of love. The warm lighting surrounding the quilter reminded me of a Christmas scene and I am going to post this again along with others like it closer to Christmas. No machine stitching or quilting here...this is truly an effort from the heart...when finished, given out of love on a grandchild's wedding day.

Dan

19 comments:

septembermom said...

I love the intensity of her expression and the delicate placing of her hands.

Monica Manning said...

I love this picture, Dan. As soon as I saw it, the story, Grandma's Quilt popped into my head.

Scriptor Senex said...

Wonderfully atmospheric.

Sunny said...

This is such a charming picture. The detail in the ladies clothing and the detail in the quilt is really lovely. A family heirloom in the making.
Thank you for the birthday wishes, it was actually my dog Lucy's birthday, I think someone commented on my blog instead of hers so that kind of got the ball rolling. It gave me several smiles today, for sure.
Sunny :)

Cynthia L. H. said...

Ooohhh!!! That is wonderful, Dan!!!! It looks like Mrs. Claus...hand-stitching a warm winter quilt for Santa!!!
;^)

De Lly Dilettante said...

Your photo captures life and emotion. Great! This pic also reminds me of my loving grandma who sewed a blanket for me once. Brings tears to my eyes.

De Lly Dilettante said...

Your photo captures life and emotion. Great! This pic also reminds me of my loving grandma who sewed a blanket for me once. Brings tears to my eyes.

Heather said...

Dan, I had to admire this one for a few minutes. It does fill one with the inspiration of the holidays to come...you set us off on a wonderful beginning (SO MUCH BETTER than black friday...if you ask me)

Sabrina said...

Another great one!

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...I think we all know someone like this in our past. She was true vintage America!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Monica...I read your prose on the quilt and it was outstanding. Thank you so much for putting the picture to words!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Scriptor...sort of a universal picture.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Sunn!!! Tell Lucy I said Happy Birthday! I hope my wishes for you didn't make you feel older!!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Cynthia...great observation. I t does sort of have that "Mrs. Claus" look!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Lly...those types of memories are precious to remember..I am glad I could help.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Heather ...what a stark contrast you made! This is worlds away from the feelings of Black Friday! Thanks for the observation.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Sabrina...by the way I enjoyed your letter to yourself...the blogger.

Dan

Pura said...

The patience of a saint. This is very vintage Dan. I feel the atmospheric warmth here. Charming :)

Pura said...

Btw, thanks so much for your email! Will be checking things out around here still, often.