While thinking of my mum this morning, I had an idea for a quilt. I already have a box of memory treasures of mum, but then I was thinking of my female ancestors and how I could put my mum, grandmothers, great grandmothers and gt gt grandmothers names on a quilt. Add mine and that makes 16 a nice number for patchwork! And ready to hand down the female line (Kate are you listening.???..)
Betsy Cooper (my mother)
grandmothers Ocean Brinkley and Grace Bingle
great grandmothers Conceletta Scarrott, Patience Smith, Lucy Felmingham and Emma Louisa Holmes
great great grandmothers Rhoda Smith, Mary Ann Willoughby, Susannah Fisher, Elizabeth Jane Funnell, Ann Jones, Adelaide Baxter, Esther Loveridge and Eliza Lee
Thought it a good idea to stop at great great grandmothers as I have far too many going back to as much as 17th greats. I have quite a few famous/infamous ancestors, I think that is a good idea for another post!
Maybe embroidered or make some printed squares which would be much quicker.... maybe embroider the prints, and I could add some photos, although I dont have photos of all of them. Hmmm, think it will take me a week or so to come up with the right idea...if only my printer would take my lovely thick white linen... maybe I will have to embroider after all. Watch this space.....! Must get back to painting the kitchen first tho!
I am a mother who gardens and sews. I love beautiful materials (from my French Huguenot heritage)old ships (from my 3x gt grandfather George Fisher who was a Master Mariner in Lowestoft)old Roses (a love passed on from my dear mother Betsy who was a Romany Gypsy and a great great grandfather James Funnell who was a Master Gardener )lovely old furniture (gt gt grandfather Charles Felmingham was a cabinet maker)Everything I love has been passed down through my genes.