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Thread: My inheritance

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    Senior Member yonnikka's Avatar
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    Coming out of storage; in a blanket box kept in neighbor's barn since 1996; this is what is coming to me. Sniffed and soaked; washed and dried; ironed and loved; it is mine. Some feedsacks date from the days of WWII when my mother was headlong in love with her soldier boy. Some are mysteries from country auctions that my Mother bid on that nobody else wanted; some scraps are from my highschool clothes I sewed; my sisters' 4-H projects, and more...

    Authentic feedsacks held cracked corn for my Grandmother's (Willi Beatrice Bell) chickens in Watson Chapel, Arkansas
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    Evidence of Fussy-cut Hexagons from those feedsacks; it took 4 feedsacks to make a lady' dress.
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    Unknown: unfinished child's dress transforms into quilting scraps
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    Little bundles, tied for posterity, coming now to me.
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    Charming!
    Wonderful!!

    Jan in VA

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    That is the coolest thing! Love the story behind all....priceless!!

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    How wonderful to have this treasure from your mom, priceless!

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    What memories!

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    Super Member Phannie1's Avatar
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    What a great inheritance. My grandmother made a dress from flour sacks but my did never did find it before he died. I still have hopes it will turn up. I have one of her quilts.

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    Lovely. Lucky you! I'm sure you will turn your inheretance into a wonderful legacy for your children and grandchildren.

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    Wow, great gifts

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    how exciting! congrats to you!

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    OMG! What a treasure box! You are so very lucky! Enjoy!!!

    Susie

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    what a treasure! Love the feedsacks! Cute story about feedsacks - bumped into someone I hadn't seen for years and we got to talking about quilting. She said a relative had passed away and the family was dividing the quilts. The close relative told my friend "we picked out all the pretty ones - you can have the rest - they were feed sack quilts. She said it was so hard not to laugh cuz she said they apparently did not know what they were giving her- but she sure did!!!! She was thrilled to get them!

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    treasures all treasures longing for you to peice together

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    oh my... how to decide what to use them in! :)

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    All your little pieces are so pretty! Thanks for the great stories...

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    Ohhhh how lucky you are. The feedsacks are gorgeous.
    I'm sure you'll make something really special with them - be sure to add a label so everyone will know how wonderful they are.

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    love the little tied bundles, have some sacks done just like that, really kept the fabric nice.

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    Now that's my kind of inheritance! Congrats!

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    Lucky you to get these. A shame you don't have a dolly to wear the little dress, a good way to preserve it. Very pretty fabrics and good memories for you.

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    Fabulous

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    You are so lucky to get those!

    Some of the feedsacks had excellent prints on them.

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    Lucky you!!! Have fun and enjoy!

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    Thank you for sharing

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    How AWESOME :!:

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    WOW!! What a great treasure! :thumbup:

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    Oh how lucky you are. I remember my mom getting some when I was a little girl.
    Joan

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