Thursday, March 04, 2010

What came in the box...

A box from my grandma arrived today.

She recently had to move from her home in southern California to an assisted living apartment near my aunt in Kansas-a huge change for her. (I think she's cold!) So she's passing on some of her things.

A couple weeks ago, we got some of her turtle collection.

The boys love these turtles.

And here's what came today.



What do you think Doelyn?

The quilt top of the first one was made by my grandma's mother in the 1930's. It was all done by hand. My grandma added the border and had a quilting group in Oregon finish it in the late 1950's or early 60's. It is all hand quilted.

The pink one is my favorite because it's pink! And because of this square.

This one was made in 1928 for my grandma by her grandmother. My grandma would have been 6 years old at the time.

They both have some stains and need to be cleaned. Anyone have any advice?

I also received some old photos. Most of them I have seen before or already have copies of. But I also got some slides of when I was a baby that I have never seen before. I'm anxious to have Greg scan those so I can get a better look.

Here's some of my favorites of the photos.

That's me in the middle, I'm guessing right after a trip to Disneyland.

Me and my twin Renee at about a year old. I'm on the left.
That stroller cracks me up. I've never seen anything like it.

My kindergarten picture.

This one is my favorite. I'm guessing we were 3 or 4. Aren't we cute!


6 comments:

knit1kids4 said...

What a wonderful treasure box to receive - I love the frogs

Our life is a bowl of Barry's said...

Wow!! I love seeing all the old pictures!! You were such a cutie. And my mom would LOVE all the turtles, she collects them too!!

A Joyful Mommy said...

I LOVE those quilts! I have some that my grandmothers made as well. True treasures. I didn't realize you are a twin. You were so adorable!

Anonymous said...

Great pics Robin! Love the quilts. I suggest you have them dry cleaned, at least to get those stains out! What a wonderful heritage and to be able to touch those quits and to know who touched them in the past is very special. Love in every stitch, for sure! Love the pictures of you and your sister too! One word...PRECIOUS!! :)
Melody

Anonymous said...

Great pics Robin! Love the quilts. I suggest you have them dry cleaned, at least to get those stains out! What a wonderful heritage and to be able to touch those quits and to know who touched them in the past is very special. Love in every stitch, for sure! Love the pictures of you and your sister too! One word...PRECIOUS!! :)
Melody

Stefunkc said...

I love family heirlooms! Whether it's turtles or quilts or old pictures. Precious memories.

 
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