I had been saving the wavy woven-look print for a basket block, but we haven't had one. Time to find a different way to use it. It is one of the several prints given to me by Sherrye and I really like the energy it has. I also like how it looks with the floral on black which I had not intended to use in this green and yellow quilt, but it went with the dark green and the light cream and green stripe I had used earlier and will work in the setting I have been working on for the quilt.
Nothing to do with contrariness, this week brings us to my grandmother Mary's birthday. She was born on June 11, 1901 -- 112 years ago. Thanks to my father and my sister, I can share this next photo of her to mark this occasion.
|left to right: Anastasia (Aunt Annie), Walentyna (Aunt Val), Grandma (Marya), and Helena (Aunt Helen), four of the seven sisters. Missing are: Pearl who died in 1896 at 6 years old, Veronica (Sister Mary Egidia), and Florence (Sister Mary Charissima)|
These next few photos are from my personal collection, taken the same day as a couple of the ones I posted for Carl's birthday two weeks ago, at a family gathering in the summer of 1981. Mary looks the way I remember her in these, with her beautiful, naturally snowy-white hair.
|standing: Aunt Tenie, Mary, Cousin Kurt: seated, Cousin Amy, Aunt Florence, and Aunt Bernie|
|Cousin Roy, Mary, your quilting Aunt Cheryl, and Cousin Dan|
|Mary, Aunt Florence and Cousin Amy|
Everyone is obviously having a good laugh at something off camera in this photo from a family shower at my parent's house in Schaumburg Illinois.
And this is from Dana's parent's wedding- Carl, with my parents and both Faye and Mary.
Happy 112th Birthday, Grandma!