zaterdag 3 april 2010

Remembering Adelia

28 june 1861, Quilted all day from seven in the morning until five in the afternoon. Had a real good visit with Mrs. Miller. Received a letter from Anderson Murphy inviting us to Woodstock to a picnic at the close of school. Nina Hamilton said Myron told her I was to be married on the Fourth. News to me entirely. But one very important thing they left out. Who it was to!

This is a fragment from the book: Remembering Adelia by Kathleen Tracy. Beside parts of her diary, it also has some lovely patterns, like the "Housewife Needle Case".

Women of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries stored their sewing supplies in a small kit, called a huswife or housewife. Soldiers enlisted in the Civil War did their own sewing and uniform mending, os many of them also carried one in their haversack to hold needles, thread, buttons, and perhaps scissors. Many such needle cases were made by family members of loved ones and given as sentimental tokens when men went off to war.

Isn't it lovely? Just a good way to spend a rainy saturday afternoon.

1 opmerking:

Nana's Quilts zei

Oh so very nice! Beautiful fabric! And you got the book you wanted. Aren't you such a lucky girl? I don't remember that book - I will enjoy looking at it, one of these days. :-)
Happy Easter Monday to you!