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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

December 7, 2009

Vintage Poinsettia Quilt

Oh my Gosh! I am so happy. I am loving all things vintage...and here is my favorite thing that I own...ever! My grandmother handmade this quilt....hand appliqued....and hand quilted. I'm not sure if she used a machine to sew it together. She had an old treadle machine. I still have a couple of stuffed animals that she made me one Christmas from that wonderful machine.
I am joining in at this wonderful blog for Vintage Monday!

I was gone all weekend with my parents. My dad is a minister and had a ministry obligation, so I took my parents to it. I didn't want them driving when I knew the weather would be questionable. I came home late last night and saw this!
My hubby also surprised me and had outdoor lights up! Hahahaha...I about passed out.
Never in 30 years of marriage has he put Christmas lights up. He must have REALLY missed me! I'm very happy!


Unknown said...

OMG the quilt your Grandmother made is beautiful! Your very lucky to have such a wonderful memory! It's good for husband to miss us. Warm hugs, Esther

Judi said...

I certainly can see why your quilt is your favorite thing ever! It is beautiful. And how sweet for your hubby to surprise you ~ Thanks for sharing. Judi

Lewaina@cliffsideranch said...

Your quilt is beautiful, and I also think your lucky to have it.
We are getting snow and more snow and more snow. We get your storms. By Tue they are saying it will have moved to the midwest. BUT, it sure brings the feeling of Christmas huh?
Enjoy your day.

Simple Home said...

The quilt is beautiful Debbie. My mother sewed on a treadle machine when I was little. I remember sitting in her room and watching her pump the treadle. I have one now, but not the one she used. You got snow too! It's been looking (and feeling) like it would snow here, but nothing yet. Maybe tonight.

Debra@CommonGround said...

The pointsettia quilt is such a wonderful heirloom, love that teeny tiny hand stitching, it really liven's up the atmosphere. So sweet. I'm such an old quilt fan! Happy VCM!

Unknown said...

That quilt is so pretty and to know it was your grandmother that made it! You are truly blessed in the country!

Julie Marie said...

What a beautiful quilt and how precious your memories must be that are associated with it... so nice your husband surprised you and put your lights up, how sweet! Bisous... Julie Marie

LBP said...

What a beautiful quilt! From what I can tell when I clicked on the photo, it looks hand quilted!

Yay for your hubbie! Mine put ours up too.



★Carol★ said...

Wow, I absolutely love that quilt! I've seen a couple Christmas quilts on different blogs, but never in person. I hope to get lucky enough to find one some day. What a wonderful keepsake of your Grandma's! And you made me laugh about your hubby having the lights up when you got home! Sometimes they really can surprise us, can't they?!
Happy VCM!

My Grama's Soul said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Sounds like you have a great hubby.



anythinggoeshere said...

He must really have missed you. Isn't that wonderful.

I love quilts...and I love red, white and green ones the best! That your grandmother made this one makes it extra special!

Happy Vintage Christmas Monday. xo Joan, your hostess

Goosegirl said...

The quilt is beautiful. We are up in Northern CA and had 11 inches fall on us yesterday. Today, so far, no new snow, but we do have black ice. So....hot chocolate, cookies, Christmas music and sewing are the order of the day.

cherry said...

That is one wonderful treasure! What a blessing to have too. cherry

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Debbie, The quilt is beautiful! Wonder how many hours your grandmother had in making it? Amazing treasure that you now have of hers! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Susan Branch said...

What a beautiful blog you have. I have the quilt my great grandmother made for my grandma, so I think I know how you feel! Just wanted so say hello and wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas! Susan

Susan Branch said...

well, you can tell how good I am at this, because my name is Susan Branch, not just "info"! So, here's the PS to tell you! Did I say nice blog? Lovely. Susan Branch

Jenny said...

Something must be in the air, my hubby of 10 years put up the lights at our house for the first time ever this year too! Maybe all men are feeling guilty for Tiger Woods?? hehehe!! Your blog is beautiful and I am going to be looking around a lot more!!