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Thread: Some of my "Ladies In Waiting"

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    Wow, that is so nice. You are blessed to have a heritage to carry on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MISHNJIM
    Beautiful. I have a Wedding Ring from my hubby's Grandmother that is just the top and needs some fixing. I'm so afraid to do anything with it and I know it's gonna be expensive to get it fixed.
    I have a Lone Star that some lady in Kentucky pieced before I was born. Mom bought 4 of them, one for each of us girls. Unfortunately, mice sometimes got in the old farm house we grew up in. Some of the tiny 2 1/2" diamonds must have been rather tasty to them. There's less than 10 that I need to replace but finding the fabric has been a head ache. I've finally decided to remove some of the good ones and copie them onto Precious Memories. Either that or I may just use fabric that's close to the pattern I need. The other bad thing about it is that the star is surrounded by that old weird 50's green. I can't decide to leave it or to remove it. My oldest sister got blue the next yellow, then pink and I was left with the green.

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    I just love the quilt your mom made, but I have a question. What are Bull Durham bags?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcia
    I just love the quilt your mom made, but I have a question. What are Bull Durham bags?
    Bull Durham bags used to be made of white cotton and contained loose tobacco and papers for rolling your own cigarettes. During WWII you could get a nickel bag that had enough tobacco and papers for 5 cigarettes. Mom's big Saturday night out was that her and four other girls from the boarding house that she lived in would each chip in a penny and buy a nickel bag. They'd walk to the town square, smoke their one cigarette for the week then walk home. Each week a different girl got to keep the bag. They'd take the stitching out (but saved it), wash the bag and hang it in the sunlight to bleach out. Then they used it in quilts. It was approximately 2" by 5".

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    How WONderful for you! I believe the first one is my favorite - but I DO love the others too!

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    Breath takingly beautiful!! Awesome work and talent. :)

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    I especially love the older quilts, and the Oz is nice too. Your ladies in waiting are lovely.

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    very very beautiful quilts

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchinwitch
    How WONderful for you! I believe the first one is my favorite - but I DO love the others too!
    Thank you. The first one is completely hand pieced and hand quilted. The other two won't be. LOL
    My mother did beautiful work. Even though her eyesight was extremely poor and she had multiple health problems. She was completely blind in one eye. She was a trooper---she had gorgeous flower gardens and wonderful vegetable gardens.

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    all are cute

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