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Slightly-belated Friday five

1. Do you decorate you home with quilts? Theoretically, yes. Actually, so far, no. We haven't put anything on the walls since we moved. We intend to eventually, though. I had one quilt on the wall in the old apartment, and I also brought several home that my mother had on her walls, especially this one:

Mom - Roseville

I'm thinking it goes over the dining table. I have some blue & white plates that might look good with it, too.

2. Do you make wall quilts for holidays decorations? I haven't so far, in 10 years of quilting. I have some more Christmas quilts in the planning stages, but up to now I've made exactly one Christmas quilt, and it was a lap quilt.

3. Eggnog or Hot Cocoa I don't like eggnog, so I guess cocoa wins by default. I'd rather have wassail, though!

4. Do you own any green/red notions? Except for pincushions, I don't think so.

5. Picture time - share an image of how you celebrate December (it can be anything)
How about nutcrackers?
Mom's nutcrackers

(These were also my mom's, but are now on my china cabinet.)

Comments

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sewingjo
Dec. 8th, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
That is gorgeous! Did your mother make that?
mellificent
Dec. 8th, 2007 05:25 pm (UTC)
Yes, my mother made it - it's a Maggie Walker pattern called Roseville. (Roseville is the pottery, apparently - I'd never even heard of it.) She worked on the little blocks for months and months before she even got to that big block in the middle - and the big block had 300-some pieces, I remember that! It was a huge labor of love.
zadik
Dec. 8th, 2007 04:19 pm (UTC)
The quilt is beautiful. Definitely deserves a place to be admired.
But - as coming from the region where the nutcrackers originated - I have to tell you unfortunately that they are def. not original ... But interesting nonetheless.
mellificent
Dec. 8th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, I never imagined that the nutcrackers were handmade ones or anything. Some of them came from Germany - but they were definitely the kind made for tourists. The others came from China, I think. I just kept the ones that appealed to me.
pds_lit
Dec. 8th, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC)
Love the quilt that you got from your mother. What a treat to have hanging in your home!
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