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Antique Irons

Occasionally, when we were dusting the large expanse of wooden shelves in my childhood home, my mom would take down these antique irons and show them to me.  She recalled that one of her grandmothers had used the heavy old metal “sad” iron with its wooden handle.  It would have to be heated in the […]

Continue Reading By on May 15, 2011 in antique, grandparents

Family Heirloom Quilt

Have you ever found a new bedcover as comforting as an old quilt?  I haven’t.  The soft cotton fabric, intricate texture and moderate weight make a quilt the timeless classic that often goes unappreciated in a household. My sweet mother-in-law told me she regretted using this pretty quilt until it showed wear.  She and my father-in-law received it […]

Continue Reading By on March 17, 2011 in antique, grandparents, quilt, sew, with our own hands