Monday, January 3, 2011

"MEMORIES PRESSED BETWEEN THE PAGES OF OUR MINDS"

I have always loved that song.

These were given to me by a friend in Texas, she knew I was collecting wheat dishes and well...she saw them on ebay ..... end of story. Lucky me...I love them.



I taught her father and mother to quilt, if you have been reading my blog for a while, you will have heard me mention that I taught an older couple to quilt, this is them. They made me this quilt. That is where the memories come in...I can barely stand to see this quilt without crying because he is suffering from alheizmers. They were the first friends that Vance and I ever had as a young married couple. Even tho they were old enough to be our parents we enjoyed their company, dominos, and cards.

They have treated our sons as their own grandchildren. So this quilt will hold alot of sweet memories for me and for my children for they made them each a quilt as well. I will show my husbands another time.

I taught them when they were in their middle seventies and she has said to me on numereous occasions that she wished I had taught her sooner.




They got me hooked on garage sales....and he taught me to dicker with the prices and if I was a coward, he would do it for me. In the post coming up, I will show you all the dishes that I collected with him and his wife. You may tire of me and my dishes but I did get rid of alot before moving to Samoa....lukcy you!

22 comments:

Melissa said...

What a sweet story!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh Barb, what a sweet friendship. We also were befriended by an older couple when we were first married, and they have been such a blessing in our lives.

Mary said...

What wonderful memories.They will always bring smiles.

Needled Mom said...

How wonderful that you have such a special memory from them, Barb!!! I am sure they hold a special place in your family.

I actually remember those dishes. Does that mean I am vintage?

Susan In Texas said...

What a terrific little quilt. I have one similar to it from my grandmother, only giant-sized and all in polyester; it's the warmest thing ever!

Bring on the dishes, I love dishes!
Susan in Texas

Crispy said...

I remember that my great aunt had a set like kind of this. She called them her Picnic set. When the family would all get together, my great aunts always brought real dish ware....no paper plates for those ladies!!

What a wonderful memory quilt Barb!!

Crispy

Nanci said...

What a sweet story! So many memories were made.

The Quilting Pirate said...

We had those EXACT same glasses & pitcher when I was growing up!! What memories!

Thank you for sharing your precious story.

Yvette said...

Now that is a great story!!

kpaints said...

What a wonderful story! Isn't it great when we share something we love, it brings such rewards! I think friendships with all age groups really makes us blossum!

wackywoman said...

Oh, I love those stories Barb. Every person who crosses our path is put there for a good reason. Just as special as they are to you, you are that special to them.

andsewon said...

Very Pretty Glassware. You know me I adore dishes!
Bring them on! We too had some very dear older friends in our lives. I had one. Miss A, when I was all of 7-12. We had no TV so I would go visit her for chores and we would watch the soaps...;-)
Sweet memories stay with us when our dear ones leave us and become sweeter over time.
Hugs,
Lola

Marydon said...

Oh, Barb, how moving! Love the quilt. Treasure your beautiful memories of your loving gesture ... you are such a sweetie.

Pop over for our lovely CSN GIVEAWAY!

Have a beautiful New Year ~
TTFN ~
Hugs, Marydon

Linda said...

Ah, what a sweet post. That is a special quilt from a special couple. Good memories. I agree with Wackywoman 100%...You must have been as special to them as they were to you...Hugs, Linda

JustCindy said...

I love the wheat glasses. I don't recall seeing that design before. I collected dishes for a time but when I got 10 different sets of dishes, Hubbykins made me get rid of them. I loved your story about your friends. :)

hetty said...

Tire of you? Never!
Bring on the garage sales stuff. Oh, did I say I loved this post? Great story.

Tangos Treasures said...

Wow great memories!

Donna said...

Love the wheat dishes. I was thinking what a pretty quilt the colors would make and the quilting possibilities (for someone with experience) are wonderful - a soft, pretty quilt with lots of gentle movement in the quilting.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

What a wonderful touching post. How lucky that you all found each other. And to have the quilts, those are surly a treasure. I know it is hard for you Barb, but so wonderful that you can still be there for them.

Michelle May said...

It's a truly wonderful thing what quilting does. It brings the most fantastic people together. Stitched with love and friendship and the simple sweetness that is treasured forever. Lives are always blessed with the stitches of a quilt and the warm of the hug that they give.
Ya'll are truly blessed by each other.
xx, shell

badlandsquilts said...

Those glasses are just wonderful... I have always noticed wheat prints since I grew up on a farm. What wonderful memories you have and what a wonderful gift you shared with your friends by teaching them to quilt.

QuiltSue said...

What a wonderful story and you have lovely memories too everytime you see the quilt, or the dishes.