The cleaning project goes on. This will take a while. But part of today's bit was getting out some quilts my grandmother, Emily Fisher Rowe, made.
I had been afraid to look because I knew mice had been in those drawers, but it wasn't the disaster I had expected. Things were dirty, but nothing had been chewed.
Two of the quilts have been washed and are drying. These two still need to be cleaned.
Granny was an amazing craftswoman. She could do all kinds of things, and the number of projects she completed in her lifetime is rather mind-boggling. Eventually, she got bored with making entire quilts and just did quilt blocks- one of every pattern she came across, all hand pieced- she didn't think you could get the precision needed unless done by hand. That collection went to Cornell University when she passed away.
I think she gave a number of finished quilts away. Even so, I ended up with several. We've never used them because dogs on a bed just aren't compatible with handmade quilts.
I'll show you two today, but one of the ones Granny was proudest of is drying. Maybe you'll get to see that one another day.
I just have too much stuff!
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